The Golden Age of British Film and Theatre
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.
Beau Geste (1939) opening credits
Bang! You’re Dead (1954) opening credits
Run Wild, Run Free (1969) opening credits
Vivien Leigh’s home advertised for sale, as reported in Country Life
Minack Theatre, open-air venue near Porthcurno, Cornwall
The Story of Shirley Yorke (1948) opening credits
Nigel Patrick, British actor, smokes a cigarette
The Wicked Lady play at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall, 2017 poster
Swallows and Amazons (1974) opening credits
Guns at Batasi (1964) opening credits
Yangtse Incident: The Story of HMS Amethyst (1957) opening credits
Ask a Policeman (1939) opening credits
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) opening credits
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) opening credits
Outcast of the Islands (1951) opening credits
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