Tag: Cyril Cusack

Gone to Earth | 1950 | Jennifer Jones, David Farrar

Powell’s and Pressburger’s visually ravishing and feral take on Mary Webb’s romantic novel was rereleased in the States as Wild Heart, with additional footage directed by Mamoulian yet at an abridged 82 minutes. Challis’s...

The Small Back Room | 1949 | David Farrar, Kathleen Byron

Powell and Pressburger’s movies were characterized by masterful collaborators, and this adaptation by Nigel Balchin of his 1943 novel about an embittered scientist was no exception. Less extravagant than some of its predecessors – and...

The Spanish Gardener | 1956 | Dirk Bogarde, Jon Whiteley

Adapted from AJ Cronin’s novel, The Spanish Gardener is the story of a minor diplomat, played by Michael Hordern, who becomes increasingly jealous of the relationship that develops between his son (Jon Whiteley) and the Spanish gardener (Dirk...

Odd Man Out | 1947 | James Mason, Robert Newton

A classic drama with James Mason playing an IRA leader who is wounded during a holdup. Desperately trying to escape the police, Mason encounters people who variously help him, refuse him help, or try to betray him. Magnificent photography by Robert...

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