Tag: Nigel Balchin

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...

Mine Own Executioner | 1947 | Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray

Felix Milne (Burgess Meredith) is a dedicated but reluctant psychoanalyst, tired of listening to other people’s mundane problems when he has plenty of his own at home. He is confronted with more of a challenge when Adam Lucien (Kieron Moore)...

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...

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