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Charles Laughton
   directed   
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Charles Laughton
   for his role in   
The Private Life Of Henry VIII (1933)
In the 1928 play "Alibi" he became the first actor to play detective Hercule Poirot. In a memoir written after his death, Laughton's widow stated they never had children because he was homosexual.
Spartacus (1960)
   starred   
Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons and Charles Laughton
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Hobson's Choice (1954)
   starred   
Charles Laughton and John Mills
Director: David Lean
Les Misérables (1935)
   starred   
Fredric March, Charles Laughton and Cedric Hardwicke
Director: Richard Boleslawski. Also starred Rochelle Hudson, Florence Eldridge & John Beal. Plot: In early 19th Century France an ex-convict who failed to report to parole is relentlessly pursued over a 20 year period by an obsessive policeman.
Charles Laughton
   was considered for the role of   
Mr. Micawber in David Copperfield (1935)
W.C. Fields got the part
Charles Laughton
   was considered for the role of   
Cyrano De Bergerac in Cyrano De Bergerac (1950)
Jose Ferrer got the part
Charles Laughton
   was considered for the role of   
Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness got the part
Captain Bligh
   is a role shared by   
Charles Laughton & Trevor Howard
Charles Laughton - Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Trevor Howard - Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
The Old Dark House (1932)
   starred   
Boris Kaloff, Melvyn Douglas and Charles Laughton
Director: James Whale. Also starred Lilian Bond, Ernest Thesiger & Eva Moore. Plot: Seeking shelter from a pounding rainstorm in a remote region of Wales, several travellers are admitted to a gloomy, foreboding mansion belonging to the extremely strange Femm family.
"The Story-Teller"
   was released by   
Charles Laughton
1963 - Best Spoken Word Album
Devil and the Deep (1932)
   starred   
Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper and Charles Laughton
Director: Marion Gering. Also starred Cary Grant, Paul Porcasi & Juliette Compton
Les Misérables (1935)
   starred   
Fredric March, Charles Laughton and Cedric Hardwicke
IMDB rating 8.2/10. Director: Richard Boleslawski. Runtime USA:305 min.
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
   starred   
Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich and Charles Laughton
IMDB: 8.3/10. Director: Billy Wilder. Nominated for 6 Oscars. Adapted from an Agatha Christie play.
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen and Leila Hyams
Director: Erle C. Kenton. Also starred Bela Lugosi, Kathleen Burke & Arthur Hohl. Plot: An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution, eventually establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human abominations.
Sidewalks of London (1938)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Vivien Leigh and Rex Harrison
Director: Tim Whelan. Also starred Larry Adler, Tyrone Guthrie & Maire O'Neill.
Jamaica Inn (1939)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hare and Leslie Banks
Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Also starred Emlyn Williams, Robert Newton & Marie Ney. Plot: In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Cedric Hardwicke and Thomas Mitchell
Director: William Dieterle. Also starred Maureen O'Hara, Edmond O'Brien & Alan Marshall. Plot: In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Robert Donat and Franklin Dyall
Director: Alexander Korda. Also starred Mile Mander, Laurence Hanray & William Austin
Jamaica Inn (1939)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Horace Hodges, Hay Petrie, and Frederick Piper
Rembrandt (1936)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Gertrude Lawrence and Elsa Lanchester
Director: Alexander Korda. Also starred Edward Chapman, Walter Hudd & Roger Livesey
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
   starred   
Charles Laughton, Clark Gable and Franchot Tone
Director: Frank Lloyd. Also starred Herbert Mundin, Eddie Quillan & Dudley Digges. Plot: Midshipman Roger Byam (Tone) joins Captain Bligh (Laughton) and Fletcher Christian aboard the HMS Bounty for a voyage to Tahiti. Won an Oscar
Island of Lost Souls (1932)
      
Charles Laughton, Richard Arlen and Bela Lugosi
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution.






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