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.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
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.
Alec Guinness got the part
Charles Laughton - Mutiny on the Bounty (1935), Trevor Howard - Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
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.
1963 - Best Spoken Word Album
Director: Marion Gering. Also starred Cary Grant, Paul Porcasi & Juliette Compton
IMDB rating 8.2/10. Director: Richard Boleslawski. Runtime USA:305 min.
IMDB: 8.3/10. Director: Billy Wilder. Nominated for 6 Oscars. Adapted from an Agatha Christie play.
An obsessed scientist conducts profane experiments in evolution.
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.
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.
Director: Alexander Korda. Also starred Mile Mander, Laurence Hanray & William Austin
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
Director: Alexander Korda. Also starred Edward Chapman, Walter Hudd & Roger Livesey
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.
Director: Tim Whelan. Also starred Larry Adler, Tyrone Guthrie & Maire O'Neill.