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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.

Brighton Rock

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.

Separate Tables

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.

The V.I.Ps

MGM, 1963

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

MGM, 1964

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.

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