Tag: Leslie Banks

Sanders of the River | 1935 | Paul Robeson, Leslie Banks,

Out of date now and patronizing at the time of its release, this has civil rights activist Paul Robeson in one of the lead roles. It’s an adventure yarn from a story by Edgar Wallace. Sanders (Leslie Banks) is a firm but fair British District...

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...

Went the Day Well? | Ealing 1942 | Leslie Banks, Mervyn Johns

Patriotic World War II thriller based on a discomforting Graham Greene story that asks: what would happen if the Nazis took over a small English village? Went The Day Well? is first and foremost a propaganda piece, a morale boosting piece of German...

Fire Over England | 1937 | Flora Robson, Raymond Massey

An entertaining English drama set in Elizabethan times. Olivier is a dashing young military man who offers to spy on the Spanish in order to get revenge for his father’s death at their hands. Naturally, women – including Queen Elizabeth...

advertisement…