After 15 years in prison, a gang of inept bank robbers discover that the hollow tree in which they hid their loot now stands in the yard of a new police station.
A cold but beautiful American woman in Spain falls for a mystery man who turns out to be a ghostly sea captain; she dies so as to be with him.
A pilot wakes up in a strange hotel, discovers he is the chief suspect for the murder of a former member of his squadron, and begins his own investigation.
Four war-time performers known for their concert parties reunite and form a successful nightclub act.
A taxi driver rescues his girl from the white slave business.
During World War II, an American private is asked to impersonate a British intelligence officer.
In Germany after World War I, an ambitious and skilful pilot causes the death of his comrades and steals the wife of his High Command superior, who eventually finds a means of revenge.
An attractive new mistress causes havoc at a Boys’ school.
The hope of the Stuarts returns from exile but is eventually forced to flee again.
The boffins who invented radar find themselves in a little war action of their own.
World War II tugboat skippers, about to embark on dangerous missions, pass on the key to an apartment and a girl to go with it.
A wandering gunfighter defends the inhabitants of a fort against Indian attack.
A boat-building father and son join the River Patrol service.
A soldier returns from the Far East after the war and he and his wife have to adjust to life at home.
Following Quartet, three more stories from Somerset Maugham: The Verger, Mr Knowall, and Sanitorium.
At an unruly and bankrupt school for girls, more time is spent backing horses than studying subjects, and the headmistress’s bookmaker brother has a scheme or two of his own.
A Soho agent turns a nondescript teenage singer into an international star.
A killer taunts the police with clues sent to a radio quiz show.
A jeweller’s book-keeper steals a priceless diamond and is trailed by various factions half across Europe.
An army officer deliberately starts the Balaclava charge to even an old score with Surat Khan, who’s on the other side. 1960s version.
An American visiting London finds his supposedly dead father in prison serving a life sentence for murder; he delves into history and finds the real culprit.
In 1942, complications ensue when an ATS private suspects her husband of infidelity.
A ventriloquist turns to blackmail and is murdered backstage.
In 1939, a ship leaves Hamburg for Cuba with Jewish refugees, but Cuba won’t take them.
A private detective goes to Venice to reward a wartime partisan, who turns out to have become a notorious criminal.