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.
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) opening credits
Outcast of the Islands (1951) opening credits
Victim (1961) opening credits
Dinah Sheridan, British actress, in a fashion shoot pose
Ray Milland, Welsh actor, 1948 Paramount Pictures publicity photo
Gold (1974) opening credits
John Gielgud, British actor, a GB star, photograph
Dirk Bogarde, British actor, publicity photo
The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) opening credits
Tommy Trinder, British comedy actor
Will Hay, British comedian, in his trademark schoolmaster guise
Virginia McKenna, British actress, wears a crucifix pendant
Margaret Rutherford, British comedy actress, in Mad About Men (1954)
The Scarlet Web (1954) opening credits
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