Tag: Walter Fitzgerald

The Fallen Idol | 1948 | Jack Hawkins, Ralph Richardson

Adapted from the Graham Greene story ‘The Basement Room’, Carol Reed’s film brilliantly captures a child’s point of view. A diplomat’s son Phillippe (Bobby Henrey) finds it hard to understand the adult world he observes...

Mine Own Executioner | 1947 | Burgess Meredith, Dulcie Gray

Felix Milne (Burgess Meredith) is a dedicated but reluctant psychoanalyst, tired of listening to other people’s mundane problems when he has plenty of his own at home. He is confronted with more of a challenge when Adam Lucien (Kieron Moore)...

The Small Back Room | 1949 | David Farrar, Kathleen Byron

Powell and Pressburger’s movies were characterized by masterful collaborators, and this adaptation by Nigel Balchin of his 1943 novel about an embittered scientist was no exception. Less extravagant than some of its predecessors – and...

Winslow Boy, The | 1948 | Robert Donat, Cedric Hardwicke

Adapted from his play by Terence Rattigan, this film assembled the cream of the talent available in post-war Britain to make what – until Mamet’s later interpretation – seemed the definitive version. The drama, based on a true 1912...

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