Tag: Hermione Baddeley

Kipps | 1941 | Michael Redgrave, Diana Wynyard,

At the turn of the 20th Century, HG Wells turned from writing futuristic sci-fi to more down to earth accounts of British society. In Kipps, he draws on his own experiences of Britain’s class-ridden social structure to provide an entertaining...

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...

Brighton Rock | 1947 | Richard Attenborough, Carol Marsh

Brighton Rock takes the US noir thriller formula and blends it with a striking vision of the British seaside town in the 1930s. This isn’t the place of innocent days out, but rather "another Brighton of dark alleyways and festering slums...

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