John W. Mitchell

Born: 14 June 1917, Wakefield, Yorks.
Died: 21 November 2005, Cheltenham, Glos.

Highlighted works

  • Hamlet

    Hamlet

    Laurence Olivier triumphed as actor and director in this stark and imposing screen adaptation of Shakespeare’s drama of tragic uncertainty.

  • This Sporting Life

    This Sporting Life

    Director Lindsay Anderson and leading man Richard Harris put themselves on the map with this riveting study of a rugby-league player tormented by feelings for a grieving widow.

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Alec Guinness plays a WWII British colonel whose perverse sense of duty leads him to help his Japanese captors build a bridge.

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Robert Donat won an Oscar for best actor as the long-serving classics master in this sentimental saga of public-school duty and devotion.

  • Meet Me Tonight

    A compendium of three Noël Coward-penned stories that cover music hall mayhem, suburban suffering and a romp on the Riviera.

  • This Man in Paris

    A 22-year-old Valerie Hobson is luminous in this comedy thriller.

  • The Pleasure Girls

    The Pleasure Girls

    Three young professional women experience the highs and lows of Swinging London.

  • Genevieve

    Genevieve

    A fun comedy about the London to Brighton vintage car rally.

  • Great Expectations

    Great Expectations

    The orphan and the spinster, the marshland and the metropolis: Dickens’s vivid characters and locales receive the breath of cinematic life in David Lean’s cherished adaptation.

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