French Without Tears
Two Cities Films, 1940
Based on Rattigan's hit play, the film version was co-written by Rattigan with Anatole de Grunwald and directed by Anthony Asquith, both of whom would become frequent collaborators.
English Without Tears (Her Man Gilbey)
Two Cities Films, 1944
Co-written with Anatole de Grunwald, 'English Without Tears' is the original title for the film more commonly known as 'Her Man Gilbey'. It is a romantic comedy about a young lady who falls in love with her aunt's butler.
While the Sun Shines
De Grunwald Productions, BBC and ABPC, 1947
Co-written with Anatole de Grunwald and based on Rattigan's play of the same name.
ABPC and Charter Film Productions, 1947
Based on the much-loved novel by Graham Greene, 'Brighton Rock' was adapted for the screen by Greene himself and Rattigan. The film is now widely regarded as British classic and was directed by John Boulting with Richard Attenborough playing the lead role of Pinkie.
The Winslow Boy
British Lion Corporation, 1948
Based on Rattigan's hit play and once again directed by his long-time collaborator, Anthony Asquith and co-written with Anatole de Grunwald.
The Browning Version
Javelin Films, 1951
Michael Redgrave starred as schoolmaster Andrew Crocker-Harris in this Anthony Asquith-directed film version of Rattigan's successful one act play.
The Sound Barrier
London Film Productions, 1952
Rattigan was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay for this stirring tale of British aerospace engineers attempting to break the sound barrier. Directed by David Lean, the film starred Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd and Nigel Patrick.
The Final Test
J Arthur Rank Organisation, 1954
Based on a television play written by Rattigan three years prior, 'The Final Test' follows cricketer Sam as he plays his last ever test match.
The Man Who Loved Redheads
London Film Productions, 1955
Harold French directed this romantic comedy, starring Moira Shearer as the titular redheads. Rattigan adapted his own play 'Who is Sylvia?' for the screen.
The Deep Blue Sea
London Film Productions, 1955
Another stage to screen adaptation, 'The Deep Blue Sea' was directed by Anatole Litvak and starred Vivien Leigh as Hester Collyer, Kenneth More as her lover, Freddie and playwright/actor Emlyn Williams as her husband Sir William.
The Prince and Showgirl
Warner Bros and Marilyn Monroe Productions, 1957
Based on Rattigan's play 'The Sleeping Prince', Laurence Olivier directed and acted in this big screen adaptation. Marilyn Monroe played the showgirl who captures the heart of the Prince Regent of Carpathia.
A Clifton Productions and Hill-Hecht-Lancaster Productions, 1958
Co-adapted from his own play with John Gay, Rattigan was nominated for his second Academy Award for Best Screenplay for 'Separate Tables'. However, two of its stars, David Niven and Wendy Hillier, both won Academy Awards for their acting performances.
Directed by Anthony Asquith, the film follows a group of strangers who become fog-bound in the VIP lounge at a London airport. The film starred two of the world's largest film stars at the time: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
The Yellow Rolls-Royce
The film deals with three intersecting stories of the lives and loves of those who own a particular yellow Rolls-Royce car. Directed by Rattigan's long-time collaborator, Anthony Asquith.
Goodbye, Mr Chips
APJAC Productions and MGM, 1969
Rattigan adapted the novel by James Hilton concerning a shy schoolteacher who falls for a music hall actress with a dubious past. Despite their differences, they fall in love. The film starred Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark as the lovers.