Tag: Geoffrey Keen

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...

Genevieve | 1953 | Kenneth More, John Gregson

One of those mid-50s British comedies that tried to convince (and succeeded) the viewer that all was sunny on the postwar home front, and that the middle classes really had nothing better to do than whizz around in big vintage cars all day...

The Long Arm | 1956 | Jack Hawkins, John Stratton

Jack Hawkins is the overworked Supt. Tom Halliday, a met police officer who can’t seem to get an hour of peace with his wife, nor can he track down the safe-cracker who’s been making his professional life a misery. There’s an air...

The Clouded Yellow | 1950 | Jean Simmons, Trevor Howard

After a few minor films, director Ralph Thomas joined forces with Betty Box (producer Sydney Box’s sister) to make this entertaining though tame psychological mystery thriller. Ex-secret serviceman Trevor Howard takes a job as a cataloguer of...

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...

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