Tag: W. Somerset Maugham

Vessel of Wrath | 1938 | Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester,

Charles Laughton excels himself as the drunken beachcomber seducing a spinster in the Dutch East Indies. A long way from his usual roles, such as Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty, Laughton fearlessly portrays his vulnerable character with heart...

Quartet | 1948 | Dirk Bogarde, Honor Blackman

This is the kind of civilized, middle-class film story that gave our national cinema an undeserved bad name. Quartet is the fist of three enjoyable, though uneven, films derived from Maugham’s 100 short stories. Trio and Encore followed and...



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