Tag: Cecil Parker

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...

Captain Boycott | 1947 | Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan

Fine performances from an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Donat in a cameo, enliven this basically humdrum historical drama. Inspired by the fight of Irish farmers against the wealthy landowners trying to kick them off their land, Captain...

Father Brown | 1954 | Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood

Alec Guinness is the eponymous amateur detective trying to uncover Peter Finch’s master criminal who has his heart set on a valuable cross belonging to the church. Based on one of a series of novel by G K Chesterton, this adaptation is as...

Citadel, The | 1938 | Robert Donat, Rosalind Russell

Robert Donat stars as a devoted doctor who labors over treating Welsh miners infected with tuberculosis but ends up treating rich London patients at the risk of losing his faith in himself. The death of a close friend shakes him out of his slump and...

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