Tag: Rodney Ackland

49th Parallel | 1941 | Leslie Howard, Laurence Olivier,

Laurence Olivier and Leslie Howard star in this surprisingly subtle and undeniably entertaining Second World War propaganda film. Sponsored by the Ministry of Information and 18 months in the making, this is one of the best propaganda films produced...

Bank Holiday | 1938 | John Lodge, Margaret Lockwood

Insubstantial but amusing ensemble piece following the adventures of a bunch of characters stranded in Brighton on a bank holiday. Well-crafted and featuring a host of character actors, many of whom would go on to greater things (especially...



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