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List of Diane Cilento Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Wicker Man (1973)
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The Wicker Man
R
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3

This is a folk horror film centering on a police sergeant’s visit to an isolated Scottish island in search of a missing girl.  His enquiry draws a blank as he is told there was no such girl. He also notices the residents following pagan rituals and openly displaying frivolous sexual activities.  When he returns to his seaplane he finds it sabotaged. 

Role:
Miss Rose
Starring:
Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Edward Woodward, Ingrid Pitt
Directed By:
Robin Hardy
2. Hombre (1967)
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3
Hombre
14
3

Hombre is a Western film which tells the story of John Russell, a white man who grew up among Native Indians. This makes him the subject of racism, but when the people are attacked by outlaws, he becomes their only hope for survival.

Role:
Jessie
Starring:
Paul Newman, Fredric March, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Boone
Directed By:
Martin Ritt
3. Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
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2
Captain Horatio Hornblower
12
2

Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. is an action adventure war film which revolves around the adventures of a British Navy Captain, in the seas of Central America. Along with his crew, he battles a Spanish warship, as well as a group of Central American rebels. He also saves Lady Barbara Wellesley and falls in love with her, but she is unfortunately betrothed to someone else.

Starring:
Gregory Peck, Christopher Lee, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall
Directed By:
Raoul Walsh
5. The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
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The Agony and the Ecstasy
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3

The historical film is about Renaissance era’s enhancement of Sistine Chapel. Unhappy with initial work, Michelangelo, commissioned by Pope Julius II to decorate Sistine Chapel, destroys and abandons his work. Later, feeling inspired, he returns and continues work, but breakdowns with exhaustion. Though he doesn’t allow Pope to see unfinished work, subsequently apologizes and urges wounded Pope to view the awe-inspiring murals.

Role:
Contessina de'Medici
Starring:
Charlton Heston, Rex Harrison, Harry Andrews, Alberto Lupo
Directed By:
Carol Reed
6. Paradise Lagoon (1957)
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2
Paradise Lagoon
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2
Role:
Tweeny
Starring:
Cecil Parker, Martita Hunt, Kenneth More, Sally Ann Howes,
Directed By:
Lewis Gilbert
7. Once Upon a Tractor (1965)
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2
Once Upon a Tractor
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2
Role:
Geraldine
Starring:
Melvyn Douglas, Albert Dekker, Alan Bates, John Gayford
Directed By:
Leopoldo Torre Nilsson
8. The Third Secret (1964)
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2
The Third Secret
11
2

This American drama film revolves around the apparent suicide of a prominent psychologist in London. This causes huge disbelief among his colleagues and patients. His teenage daughter refuses to believe that it was suicide, since it would go against all the principles her father stood for. Therefore, she begins her own investigation. 

Role:
Anne Tanner
Starring:
Judi Dench, Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Pamela Franklin, Stephen Boyd
Directed By:
Charles Crichton
9. The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp (1954)
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2
The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp
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2
Role:
The Angel
Starring:
Felix Aylmer, Jerry Desmonde, Robert Eddison, Joe Linnane
Directed By:
Alan Bromly
10. Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
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2
Hitler: The Last Ten Days
PG
11
2
Role:
Hanna Reitsch
Starring:
Alec Guinness, Joss Ackland, Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Gabriele Ferzetti
Directed By:
Ennio De Concini
11. The Naked Edge (1961)
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2
The Naked Edge
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2

When businessman, Jason Root, is murdered, the only two people present at the scene are George Radcliffe and Donald Heath. Heath is found guilty on George’s testimony but when a letter with a blackmail threat from one Jeremy Gray turns up accusing George of the crime, his wife Martha takes it upon herself to find the truth. 

Role:
Mrs. Heath
Starring:
Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Hermione Gingold, Eric Portman
Directed By:
Michael Anderson
12. Rattle of a Simple Man (1964)
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2
Rattle of a Simple Man
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2
Role:
Cyrenne
Starring:
Thora Hird, Michael Medwin, Harry H. Corbett, Charles Dyer
Directed By:
Muriel Box
13. Tom Jones (1963)
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2
Tom Jones
10
2

Tom Jones is a romantic adventure comedy film which revolves around a man named Tom, who is quite popular among the women. However, the only love in his life is Sophie. However, things get complicated because her parents want her to get married to another man, who happens to be Tom’s cousin.

Starring:
Albert Finney, Lynn Redgrave, Jack MacGowran, George Devine, Rachel Kempson, Angela Baddeley
Directed By:
14. Jet Storm (1959)
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2
Jet Storm
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2

Ernest loses his daughter in a hit-and-run accident. He manages to track down the person responsible for the case, and boards the same flight, from London to New York. He plants a bomb in order to kill the man, although it will not just result in the death of the man but also the crew, the passengers, and himself.

Role:
Angelica Como
Starring:
Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley, Stanley Baker, Bernard Braden
Directed By:
Cy Endfield
15. A Novel Affair (1957)
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2
A Novel Affair
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2

Judith Wynter is a respectable housewife who is happily married to Roger, a man suffering from polio that has left him immobile. She also has a secret; she is a best-selling author of romantic fiction for the women’s market. Her latest novel is about a bored and unsatisfied woman with a disabled husband, who begins an affair with her Italian driver. When Judith's Italian driver Carlo finds about this, he jumps to the wrong conclusion, which creates an awkward situation for both of them.

Starring:
Ralph Richardson, Margaret Leighton, Carlo Giustini, Patricia Dainton,
Directed By:
Muriel Box
16. Z.P.G. (1972)
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2
Z.P.G.
PG
10
2

The movie is set in future when earth is heavily populated and smog filled. The Government adopts a policy of Z.P.G - zero population growth – and issues a ban on pregnancies for the next three decades. Violators of the law face death penalty. Despite this, a couple, dissatisfied with robot baby, decides to go ahead and have a real child. 

Role:
Edna
Starring:
Geraldine Chaplin, Oliver Reed, Don Gordon, David Markham
Directed By:
Michael Campus
17. The Truth About Women (1957)
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2
The Truth About Women
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2

In order to restore another man’s faith in love, a man starts to recall his relationships with the women in his life whom he had loved. He also tells the story of the woman whom he ended up marrying, and how she left him during childbirth.

Role:
Ambrosine Viney
Starring:
Eva Gabor, Laurence Harvey, Christopher Lee, Julie Harris, Mai Zetterling
Directed By:
Muriel Box
18. I Thank a Fool (1962)
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2
I Thank a Fool
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2

I Thank a Fool is a crime drama mystery film, which tells the story of a doctor who is prosecuted for mercy killing by a district attorney. However, he also hires the same doctor to care for the victim's mentally-ill wife.

Role:
Liane Dane
Starring:
Peter Finch, Susan Hayward, Cyril Cusack, Kieron Moore, Peter Finch
Directed By:
Robert Stevens
19. Negatives (1968)
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Negatives
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2

Theo and Vivien like to spice up their lovemaking by dressing up and role-playing. Theo pretends to be Dr Hawley Harvey Crippen, a notorious criminal, while Vivien pretends to be his mistress Ethel le Neve. However, things get complicated when Reingard, a photographer from Germany, moves into a room near their shop. She finds their relationship unique, and gets involved in their world.

Role:
Reingard
Starring:
Glenda Jackson, Norman Rossington, Peter McEnery, Billy Russell
Directed By:
Peter Medak
20. The Passing Stranger (1954)
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2
The Passing Stranger
9
2
Role:
Jill
Starring:
Duncan Lamont, Lee Patterson, Liam Redmond, Olive Gregg
Directed By:
John Arnold
21. Stop Me Before I Kill! (1960)
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2
Stop Me Before I Kill!
9
2
Role:
Denise Colby
Starring:
Françoise Rosay, Claude Dauphin, Ronald Lewis, Bernard Braden
Directed By:
Val Guest
22. Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)
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2
Meet Mr. Lucifer
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2

When Mr Pedelty leaves the firm that he works for, he is given a television as a retirement present. At first, he begins to enjoy all the attention that he receives, but eventually he is tired of it, and he decides to sell it to a young married couple. They encounter the same problems, and they pass it to someone else. However, the television causes misery in whichever household it is sold to.

Starring:
Stanley Holloway, Jack Watling, Peggy Cummins, Barbara Murray, Joseph Tomelty
Directed By:
Anthony Pelissier
23. Passage Home (1955)
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Passage Home
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2

A young woman Ruth, who in a difficult situation is rescued by a ship bound to South America. On the way, Captain Ryland, and Vosper, his second mate, find themselves attracted to her. Ryland eventually proposes to her, but when she turns him down, he attempts to rape her in his cabin. However, Vosper rescues her. Things turn worse, when their ship faces a severe storm.  

Role:
Ruth Elton
Starring:
Peter Finch, Cyril Cusack, Hugh Griffith, Geoffrey Keen, Anthony Steel
Directed By:
Roy Ward Baker
24. The Woman for Joe (1955)
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2
The Woman for Joe
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2
Role:
Mary
Starring:
Robert Hunter, David Kossoff, George Baker, Jimmy Karoubi
Directed By:
George More O'Ferrall
25. Duet for Four (1982)
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2
Duet for Four
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2
Role:
Margot Mason
Starring:
Sigrid Thornton, Peter Aanensen, Warwick Comber, Clare Binney
Directed By:
Tim Burstall
26. Dead on Course (1952)
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2
Dead on Course
8
2
Starring:
Colin Tapley, Zachary Scott, Robert Beatty, Kay Kendall
Directed By:
Terence Fisher
27. The Boy Who Had Everything (1985)
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2
The Boy Who Had Everything
R
8
2
Role:
Mother
Starring:
Jason Connery, Ian Gilmour, Laura Williams, Lewis Fitz-Gerald
Directed By:
Stephen Wallace

TV Movie(s)

1. Dial M for Murder (1967)
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2
Dial M for Murder
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2
Role:
Margo Wendice
Starring:
Laurence Harvey, Cyril Cusack, Hugh O'Brian, Nigel Davenport
Directed By:
John Llewellyn Moxey
2. Anna Christie (1957)
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2
Anna Christie
9
2
Role:
Anna Christopherson
Starring:
Sean Connery, Van Boolen, Carl Conway, Renee Houston

TV Shows and Videos

Blackmail (1965)
Blackmail
Starring:
Joss Ackland, Ian Hendry, Ronald Hines, Ray Marioni
Court Martial (1965)
Court Martial
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Donald Sutherland, Sal Mineo, Peter Graves, Judi Dench, Oliver Reed, Anthony Quayle
ITV Television Playhouse (1955)
ITV Television Playhouse
Starring:
Richard Harris, Peter Sellers, Ronnie Barker, Rod Taylor, David McCallum, Donald Pleasence, Richard Todd
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, David Boisseau, Tania Lieven, Lionel Harris, Joan Kemp-Welch
Festival (1963)
Festival
Starring:
Lee Grant, Judi Dench, Cyril Cusack, Mary Ure
Armchair Theatre (1956)
Armchair Theatre
Starring:
Ian Holm, Richard Beckinsale, Michael Caine, Peter O'Toole, Jane Birkin, Jack Wild, Derek Jacobi
Directed By:
Philip Saville, Charles Jarrott, Guy Verney, Ted Kotcheff, Dennis Vance
Thriller (1973)
Thriller
Starring:
Carroll Baker, George Chakiris, Barbara Feldon, Edd Byrnes, Hayley Mills, Brian Blessed, Helen Mirren
The Persuaders! (1971)
The Persuaders!
Starring:
Roger Moore, Joan Collins, Tony Curtis, Lois Maxwell, Joss Ackland, Laurence Naismith
Directed By:
Leslie Norman, Roy Ward Baker, Val Guest, Roger Moore, Sidney Hayers
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950)
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre
Starring:
Harold Pinter, Vanessa Redgrave, Audrey Hepburn, Luise Rainer, Richard Burton, Trevor Howard, Kenneth Williams
Directed By:
Rudolph Cartier, Harold Clayton, Julian Amyes, Stephen Harrison, Wallace Douglas
Espionage (1963)
Espionage
Starring:
Patricia Neal, Donald Pleasence, Dennis Hopper, Anthony Quayle, Donald Pleasence
Directed By:
Michael Powell
ITV Play of the Week (1955)
ITV Play of the Week
Starring:
John Hurt, Vivien Leigh, Laurence Olivier, James Mason, Jeremy Brett, John Gielgud, Louis Jourdan
Directed By:
Cyril Coke, John Llewellyn Moxey, Tania Lieven, David Boisseau, Joan Kemp-Welch
Affairs of the Heart (1974)
Affairs of the Heart
Starring:
Jeremy Brett, Derek Jacobi, Pamela Brown, Anna Calder-Marshall
Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965)
Thirty-Minute Theatre
Starring:
Phil Collins, Marianne Faithfull, Peter Edward Cook, Miriam Margolyes, Shelley Winters, Tom Conti, Joss Ackland
Directed By:
Michael Hart, Geoffrey Nethercott, Rodney Bennett, Piers Haggard, Tristan Cole de Vere
Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left (1993)
Halfway Across the Galaxy and Turn Left
Starring:
Bruce Spence, Jeffrey Walker, Lauren Hewett, Silvia Seidel
The Alcoa Hour (1955)
The Alcoa Hour
Starring:
Anne Bancroft, Vincent Price, Mary Wickes, Christopher Plummer, Lloyd Bridges, Elaine Stritch, James Whitmore
Directed By:
Robert Mulligan, Herbert Hirschman, Norman Felton, Sidney Lumet, Kirk Browning
Everyman (1976)
Everyman
Starring:
Spike Milligan, Peter France, Jenni Murray, Vanya Kewley, Joan Bakewell
ITV Saturday Night Theatre (1969)
ITV Saturday Night Theatre
Role:
Lady Sarah Bellasize (6 episodes, 1969)
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, George C. Scott, Corin Redgrave, Ian McShane, Connie Booth, Richard Chamberlain, Telly Savalas
Directed By:
John Jacobs, Marc Miller, Valerie Hanson, Barry Davis, John Sichel