Tag: Thora Hird

The Blind Goddess | 1948 | Eric Portman, Anne Crawford,

British melodrama starring Eric Portman as the lawyer defending a lord, Hugh Williams, accused by his secretary Michael Dennison of having diverted public funds for his own use. He sues his servant for libel, but has some dark truths to cover up...

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...

The Nightcomers | 1971 | Marlon Brando, Stephanie Beacham

In an unusual literary prequel, Michael Winner directs a speculative reconstruction suggesting what happened prior to the events told in Henry James’s novella The Turn of the Screw. Two orphaned children living in a mansion in England in the...

Entertainer, The | 1960 | Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright

This adaptation of the John Osborne play stars Laurence Olivier reprising his stage role as washed up song-and-dance man Archie Rice who, facing obscurity, terrorizes all who are near and dear to him. Set in a seedy British resort town, the film...

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