Tag: Basil Radford

Chance of a Lifetime | 1950 | Basil Radford, Niall MacGinnis,

Bernard Miles’s blue-collar satire shows what happens when the workers at a plough factory, protesting at their low wages and appalling conditions, are given the opportunity to run the place themselves. Which all sounds like a dream come true...

Quartet | 1948 | Dirk Bogarde, Honor Blackman

This is the kind of civilized, middle-class film story that gave our national cinema an undeserved bad name. Quartet is the fist of three enjoyable, though uneven, films derived from Maugham’s 100 short stories. Trio and Encore followed and...

Whisky Galore! | Ealing 1949 | Basil Radford, Catherine Lacey

Basil Radford and Joan Greenwood star in this classic Ealing comedy about a bunch of Scottish Islanders determined to hold on to a cargo of shipwrecked whisky, whatever the cost On 5 February 1941, the SS Politician, en route to Jamaica, sank during...

Winslow Boy, The | 1948 | Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke

Adapted from his play by Terence Rattigan, this film assembled the cream of the talent available in post-war Britain to make what – until Mamet’s later interpretation – seemed the definitive version. The drama, based on a true 1912...

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