Tag: Valerie Hobson

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...

The Rocking Horse Winner | 1949 | John Mills, Valerie Hobson

A faithful adaptation of the tragic D.H. Lawrence story. A young boy gradually discovers that by riding a rocking horse he can accurately predict the outcomes of real races. The child’s story spirals into desperate obsession. At first he likes...

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...

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