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Peter Godfrey is a Actor and Director British born on 16 october 1899

Peter Godfrey

Peter Godfrey
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 16 october 1899
Death 4 march 1970 (at 70 years)

Peter Godfrey (October 16, 1899– March 4, 1970) was a British actor and film director. Godfrey worked initially as an actor on the stage and playing supporting roles in films. Godfrey directed two British films in the early 1930s. In 1939, now in Hollywood, he took up directing more permanently. By the late 1940s Godfrey was a prominent director, working on films such as the Errol Flynn vehicles Cry Wolf and Escape Me Never. In the 1950s he switched to television and directed episodes for a variety of shows.

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Peter Godfrey
(18 films)
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(6 films)
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(5 films)
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Filmography of Peter Godfrey (18 films)

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1h53
Directed by Victor Fleming
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner, Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter, C. Aubrey Smith
Roles Poole, Jekyll's butler
Rating67% 3.3974053.3974053.3974053.3974053.397405
Dr. Jekyll (Spencer Tracy) believes good and evil exist in everyone. Experiments reveal his evil side, named Mr. Hyde. Experience teaches him how evil Hyde can be: he rapes Ivy Pearson (Ingrid Bergman), who earlier expressed interest in Jekyll. Meanwhile, Jekyll is preparing to marry Beatrix Emery (Lana Turner). Over the course of the film, Hyde abuses Ivy. Feeling remorse over the treatment inflicted on Ivy, Jekyll vows to never take the serum again, destroys the key to his lab, and sends money to Ivy anonymously. Ivy believes the money was sent by Hyde in order to trick her into believing she is now free. On the advice of a friend over her rattled nerves, she goes to Jekyll for comfort. Jekyll promises that Hyde will never hurt her again.
Edison, the Man, 1h47
Directed by Clarence Brown
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Actors Spencer Tracy, Rita Johnson, Charles Coburn, Lynne Overman, Gene Lockhart, Henry Travers
Roles Bob Ashton
Rating70% 3.544893.544893.544893.544893.54489
In 1869, anxious to be more than a tramp telegraph operator, Edison (Spencer Tracy) travels to New York at the prompting of an old friend, Bunt Cavatt (Lynne Overman). He goes to work for Mr. Els (Henry Travers). He tries to persuade financier Mr. Taggart (Gene Lockhart) to fund the development of his inventions, but Taggart has no interest in financing “green electrical workers”. However, General Powell (Charles Coburn), the president of Western Union, does.
The Earl of Chicago, 1h27
Directed by Victor Saville, Richard Thorpe
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Actors Robert Montgomery, Edward Arnold, Reginald Owen, Edmund Gwenn, E. E. Clive, Ronald Sinclair
Roles Judson
Rating62% 3.147913.147913.147913.147913.14791
To remedy the ill doings of his past, Robert "Silky" Kilmount, ex-Chicago bootlegger who has opened up his own legal distillery, hires Quentin "Doc" Ramsey as manager of his company. Seven years ago, Silky got Doc sent to prison after framing him for a crime he didn't commit.
Raffles (1939)
, 1h12
Directed by Sam Wood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Historical, Crime, Romance
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors David Niven, Olivia de Havilland, May Whitty, Dudley Digges, Douglas Walton, E. E. Clive
Roles Harry Crawshay
Rating62% 3.1493953.1493953.1493953.1493953.149395
A.J. Raffles, the celebrated cricketer, is welcomed in the parlours and country estates of high society. This circumstance he uses to his advantage in his secret career as "The Amateur Cracksman", a master burglar and safecracker who remains always one step ahead of Scotland Yard. An old school friend, Bunny Manders, reintroduces Raffles to his sister, Gwen, with whom Raffles had been infatuated a decade ago. Raffles falls in love with her all over again, and she with him. When Bunny confides a crushing gambling debt over which he is considering suicide, Raffles assures him the money can be obtained. He plans to accept a weekend invitation to the country house of Lord and Lady Melrose; Lady Melrose's famous jewellery can easily solve Bunny's problem. Another guest, however, is Inspector MacKenzie incognito, who clearly suspects Raffles of being the Cracksman. Raffles plots to frame a petty criminal with the jewel theft...but keep the jewellery, of course.
Blockade (1938)
, 1h24
Directed by William Dieterle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Madeleine Carroll, Henry Fonda, Leo Carrillo, John Halliday, Vladimir Nikolayevich Sokoloff, Robert Warwick
Roles Magician
Rating58% 2.9067552.9067552.9067552.9067552.906755
Durant la guerre civile espagnole, les amours d'un pauvre paysan, officier républicain, et d'une jeune aventurière, qui espionne au profit de l'ennemi.
Good Morning, Boys!, 1h19
Directed by Marcel Varnel
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy, Crime
Themes Films about education
Actors Will Hay, Graham Moffatt, Martita Hunt, Peter Godfrey, Peter Gawthorne, Peter Godfrey
Rating67% 3.392943.392943.392943.392943.39294
Will Hay plays the roguish headmaster, Dr Twist, of a dubious boarding school for boys. Twist bets on the horses with his pupils and teaches them little. Colonel Willoughby-Gore attempts to sack the incompetent Twist but is foiled when he and his boys, after fraudulently gaining resounding success in a French examination, are invited to Paris by the French ministry of education.


Please Murder Me, 1h18
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Angela Lansbury, Raymond Burr, Dick Foran, John Dehner, Lamont Johnson, Denver Pyle
Rating65% 3.296553.296553.296553.296553.29655
Defense lawyer Craig Carlson (Raymond Burr) buys a pistol at a pawn shop and travels to his office, where he deposits the gun in a desk drawer with a file folder, then begins to dictate into a tape recorder. Directing his message to District Attorney Ray Willis (John Dehner), he reveals that he anticipates being murdered within an hour, and begins to tell his story in extended flashbacks.
The Girl from Jones Beach, 1h18
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, Lola Albright, Eddie Bracken, Dona Drake, Henry Travers
Rating60% 3.0031753.0031753.0031753.0031753.003175
Chuck Donovan is a not so successful agent in New York who is hired by some television producers for a special job. He is to find the real identity of the woman who modeled for commercial sketch artist Bob Randolph as he created the famous "Randolph Girl". No one besides Randolph, not even the artist's secretary, Miss Brooks, has ever met the woman.
The Woman in White, 1h49
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Actors Alexis Smith, Eleanor Parker, Sydney Greenstreet, Gig Young, Agnes Moorehead, John Abbott
Rating65% 3.2943353.2943353.2943353.2943353.294335
Arriving at an estate in England to teach drawing to wealthy Laura Fairlie (Eleanor Parker), artist Walter Hartright (Gig Young) sees a mysterious woman in white who promptly vanishes.
Cry Wolf
Cry Wolf (1947)
, 1h23
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Errol Flynn, Barbara Stanwyck, Geraldine Brooks, Richard Basehart, Jerome Cowan, John Ridgely
Rating65% 3.295363.295363.295363.295363.29536
Sandra Marshall (Barbara Stanwyck), the widow of the owner of a remote mansion, arrives to take charge and claim the inheritance of her late husband. She receives a cold reception, especially from research scientist Mark Caldwell (Errol Flynn), who seems to be keeping her sister-in-law Julie (Geraldine Brooks) a virtual prisoner in the house.
Escape Me Never, 1h44
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Errol Flynn, Ida Lupino, Eleanor Parker, Gig Young, Reginald Denny, Albert Bassermann
Rating60% 3.0046753.0046753.0046753.0046753.004675
The story takes place in Venice at the turn of the 20th century. A young composer by the name of Caryl Dubrok (Gig Young) has a love affair with wealthy English heiress, Fenella MacLean (Eleanor Parker), until her parents by mistake start believing that Caryl is living with young widow Gemma Smith (Ida Lupino) and her infant baby.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls, 1h39
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Themes Peinture, Théâtre, Serial killer films, Films based on plays
Actors Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith, Nigel Bruce, Isobel Elsom, Ann Carter
Rating68% 3.4462453.4462453.4462453.4462453.446245
While on vacation in Scotland, Sally Morton (Barbara Stanwyck) learns that her lover, the painter Geoffrey Carroll (Humphrey Bogart), is already married. Before returning home to his pre-teen daughter, Beatrice (Ann Carter), and his ill wife, Geoffrey buys a package (which the audience later learns contained poison) from chemist Horace Blagdon (Barry Bernard). The audience sees that Geoffrey is painting his wife's portrait, depicting her as an "angel of death".
That Hagen Girl, 1h23
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Shirley Temple, Rory Calhoun, Ronald Reagan, Lois Maxwell, Conrad Janis, Dorothy Peterson
Rating62% 3.149093.149093.149093.149093.14909
Mary Hagen is believed by town gossips to be the illegitimate daughter of Tom Bates, a former resident and lawyer. She is often treated badly. Bates moves back into town and begins a friendship with Hagen's favorite teacher Julia Kane (Maxwell). There are hints that Bates is the real father of Hagen, though it is later revealed that she was an orphan adopted by the Hagens. When the teacher leaves town, she suggests to Bates that he stop playing Hagen's father, as it has become clear that he is in love with her. The movie ends with Bates and Hagen boarding a train, presumably to get married.
Hotel Berlin, 1h38
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Political films
Actors Faye Emerson, Helmut Dantine, Raymond Massey, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Alan Hale
Rating66% 3.343323.343323.343323.343323.34332
The lives of various desperate people intersect at the Hotel Berlin, a hotbed of Nazis, officers, spies and ordinary Germans trying to weather the inevitable defeat. Martin Richter, a leader of the German underground who has escaped from Dachau concentration camp, is hiding there, aided by some of the staff. He is hunted by Joachim Helm, who has his headquarters in the same building. Another hotel guest is Nobel laureate Johannes Koenig, Richter's friend from before the war and in Dachau.
Christmas in Connecticut, 1h42
Directed by Peter Godfrey, Peter Godfrey
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Christmas films
Actors Barbara Stanwyck, Glenn Ford, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, George Macready, Reginald Gardiner
Rating73% 3.6973253.6973253.6973253.6973253.697325
Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck) is a single food writer living in New York whose articles about her fictitious Connecticut farm and her husband and baby are admired by housewives across the country. Her publisher, Alexander Yardley (Sydney Greenstreet), is unaware of the charade and insists that Elizabeth host a Christmas dinner for returning war hero Jefferson Jones (Dennis Morgan). Facing a career-ending scandal for her and her editor, Dudley Beecham (Robert Shayne), she is forced to comply. In desperation, Elizabeth agrees to marry her friend John Sloan (Reginald Gardiner), who has a farm in Connecticut, even though she does not love him. She enlists the help of her friend, chef Felix Bassenak (S.Z. Sakall), who has been providing her with recipes for her articles.