Four from the Forties

Four from the Forties Arliss, Crabtree, Knowles and Huntington - British Film Makers

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The 'Gainsborough melodramas' were a mainstay of 1940s British cinema, and helped make the careers of such stars as Margaret Lockwood, James Mason and Stewart Granger. But what was unique about these films? And who were the directors behind them? This book presents four key filmmakers, each with his own talents and specialities. It traces their professional lives through the highs of the 1940s, when the popularity of Gainsborough films was at its peak, to the tougher decades that followed the genre's decline. Featuring expert analysis of such films as The Man in Grey (1943), Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) and The Upturned Glass (1947), alongside valuable historical context, the book constitutes the first extended examination of this group of directors. It combines critical acumen with readability, making it a valuable resource for students, lecturers and general readers alike.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781526110541
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.430233092241
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 426g
Height: 144mm
Width: 222mm
Spine width: 25mm