Tag: Ronald Neame

The Card | 1952 | Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson

Curiously ineffective Alec Guinness vehicle which takes full advantage of its star’s charisma, but adds little to the traditional rags-to-riches story, even though its protagonist’s immorality is meant to add spice. Guinness is the...

Scrooge | 1970 | Albert Finney, Edith Evans

Albert Finney took over the role of Dickens’s crotchety old miser three weeks before production after both Richard Harris and Rex Harrison had to drop out because of other commitments. Although rather hammy at times, Finney holds the screen...

The Chalk Garden | 1964 | Deborah Kerr, Hayley Mills

In this compelling drama based on the Edith Bagnold play, a governess sets out to help a troubled teen acting out for her mother’s attention. The governess Madrigal (Deborah Kerr) is a determined young woman recently released from prison after...

Great Expectations | 1946, John Mills, Alec Guinness

The definitive version of the Dickens classic about an orphaned British boy befriended by a mysterious benefactor who enables him to become a gentleman of means. In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a...

Brief Encounter | 1946 | Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard

Adapted from Noel Coward’s one-act play Still Life," this romantic drama follows two married strangers who have a chance encounter in a London railway station. English housewife Laura Jesson (Johnson) is on her way home when a cinder...

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