Best Movies of Basil Dearden

Victim (1961)

Aggregate Rating: 81 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The death of a young man leads to the discovery of a blackmail plot against a number of gay men in 1960s London.


The League of Gentlemen (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 76 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced colleagues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.


Life for Ruth (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 72 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

When John Harris's daughter is badly injured in an boating accident, the hospital tells him that she will need an urgent blood transfusion. Due to his religious beliefs Harris refuses ...


All Night Long (1962)

Aggregate Rating: 71 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The film, based on Othello, is neatly positioned as a vehicle to showcase some of the best jazz musicians of the period - including Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.


The Assassination Bureau (1969)

Aggregate Rating: 69 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A woman causes a group of assassins to face their greatest challenge.


Woman of Straw (1964)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Tyrannical but ailing tycoon Charles Richmond becomes very fond of his attractive Italian nurse, Maria. The nurse, in turn, falls in love with Charles' ne'er-do-well nephew Anthony, who plots ways to gain control of his uncle's fortune.


A Place to Go (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 68 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Amidst the pub sing-songs and bombsites and with slums giving way to high-rise flats, life in Bethnal Green is changing for the Flints. Dad may decide to quit the docks and their daughter ...


The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment, his life is upset.


The Mind Benders (1963)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A dedicated British scientist tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife.


The Secret Partner (1961)

Aggregate Rating: 66 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A wealthy London-based shipping magnate is blackmailed by an evil dentist which threatens to reveal an old case of fraud, while the dentist himself is threaten by a mysterious masked man.


Man in the Moon (1960)

Aggregate Rating: 62 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Scientists are looking for a man to send up to be the first man on the moon. A man immune to worry, disease and even the common cold. They think they have found him until the impossible happens at Woomera...


Only When I Larf (1968)

Aggregate Rating: 61 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A master conman leads a pair of British accomplices on an international adventure of highly profitable dirty tricks.


Masquerade (1965)

Aggregate Rating: 60 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

The British send an American and a war hero to kidnap and hide an oil-country prince.