The Golden Age of British Film and Theatre (1930–1959)
Updated: 23rd February, 2017.
British cinema during the 1940s enjoyed a golden age as wartime film-makers found a new freedom to reflect the national mood, producing works of unparalleled ambition and boldness.
Audiences turned to Ealing comedy films, escapist melodrama - often from Gainsborough Pictures - and World War II propaganda.
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) opening credits
Escape from Zahrain (1962) opening credits
Bognor (1981-82) opening credits
Dee Time opening credits
Jean Simmons as Gretchen Jordache Burke in Beggarman, Thief (1979)
Cromwell (1970) opening credits
It’s Not Cricket (1949) opening credits
Lolita (1962) opening credits
Dora Bryan, British film actress, publicity photo
Rex Harrison, British actor, autographed photo from Escape (1948)
Naunton Wayne, British actor, as Leslie in Somerset Maugham’s Quartet
Googie Withers, British actress, publicity shot
Kenneth More, British actor, in a casual publicity photograph
Celia Johnson, British actress, promotional photo for Brief Encounter
Dirk Bogarde, British actor, in a signed publicity photograph
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