The Golden Age of British Film and Theatre
Updated: 25th April, 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 Astonished Heart (1950) opening credits
David Suchet on Sid Field: Last of the Music Hall Heroes credits
The Password Is Courage (1962) opening credits
Helen Mirren as Cora in Age of Consent (1969)
James Mason as Bradley Morahan in Age of Consent (1969)
Age of Consent (1969) opening credits
Watership Down (1978) opening credits
Ralph Richardson, British actor of stage and screen
Carol Reed, British director who rose to fame in the 1940s
The Colditz Story (1955) opening credits
Waterloo (1970) opening credits
Von Ryan’s Express (1965) opening credits
North West Frontier (1959) opening credits
Ten Little Indians (1974) opening credits
Recent DVD & Blu-ray Releases
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Featuring: A Town Like Alice.
Featuring: Poison Pen.
Featuring: The Long Dark Hall.
Featuring: Carve Her Name with Pride.
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Newly Added Productions
- Back-Room Boy (1942)
- It’s Great to Be Young! (1956)
- The Family Way (1966)
- Unpublished Story (1942)
- David Suchet on Sid Field: Last of the Music Hall Heroes (2011)