The Golden Age of British Film and Theatre (1930–1959)
Updated: 26th October, 2016.
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.
Alec Clunes, classical British actor, photographed by Angus McBean
Barbara Murray, British actress, in an autographed photograph
Kay Kendall as the Lonely Hearts Singer in Meet Mr Lucifer (1953)
Kay Kendall, British actress, poses in the 1950s for a glamour photo
Peggy Cummins, Welsh actress, wears a white blouse in a publicity shot
Stanley Holloway as Mr Lucifer in Meet Mr Lucifer (1953)
Meet Mr Lucifer (1953) opening credits
Dennis Price – a Tribute. The Life and Death. Elliot J Huntley, 2008
Queen of the Silver Screen – Margaret Lockwood biography – Spence 2016
Laughter in Paradise (1951) opening credits
The Cruel Sea (1953) opening credits
Elegant Merle Oberon, British actress, publicity photograph
Deborah Kerr, British actress, publicity photo
The Wooden Horse (1950) opening credits
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