The Golden Age of British Film and Theatre (1930–1959)
Updated: 15th January, 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.
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
Basil Radford, British actor, as Captain Paul Waggett in Whisky Galore
Michael Redgrave, British actor, publicity photo
David Niven, British actor winks as he raises a champagne toast
David Niven, British actor, in an American publicity photograph
Alec Guinness, distinguished British actor
Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) opening credits
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) opening credits
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