Tag: Edward Chapman

School for Scoundrels | 1960 | Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas

It is fitting than the final great British 1950s comedy actually came out in 1960. Perpetual innocent Ian Carmichael and the eternally caddish Terry-Thomas had worked together many times before, but they were never better than in this film. Henry...

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 Card | 1952 | Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Curiously ineffective Alec Guinness vehicle which takes full advantage of its star’s charisma, but adds little to the traditional rags-to-riches story, even though its protagonist’s immorality is meant to add spice. Guinness is the...

X: The Unknown | Hammer 1956 | Dean Jagger, Leo McKern

When troops practice locating fallout in a remote Scottish quarry, an apparently bottomless fissure opens in the Earth, critically injuring a soldier with radioactive burns. As radioactive goo oozes forth, destroying everyone in its path, scientist...

Mandy | 1952 | Phyllis Calvert, Mandy Miller

One of Alexander Mackendrick’s trio of fine movies concerned with childhood – in this case that of a deaf-mute girl, Mandy (Miller), whose parents are unable to cope with her disability. The film moves up a notch from this story of...

The October Man | 1947 | John Mills, Joan Greenwood

John Mills is the title character, a man with a history of mental illness who must prove he has not committed a murder. Easier said than done when he is not convinced of his innocence himself. Well written by Eric Ambler, who adapted the script from...

Murder! | 1930 | Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring

Alfred Hitchcock uses sound imaginatively in one of his earliest talkies, making the most of Marshall’s mellifluous voice. Marshall plays an actor-playwright on a jury who undertakes an investigation on his own when he believes the girl on...

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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theviewersguide

The Viewer's Guide to Film intends to be a comprehensive guide to the very best of cinema from the earliest silent era, through to the golden age of Hollywood and on to today's biggest blockbusters.

Each entry on the site includes a capsule review/plot overview, along with cast and crew credits, images and trailers where available.