Brief Encounter (1945) – David Lean

  I dive into the recommendations for the Romance and Melodrama genre following my screening of Casablanca for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book and first up is the David Lean film, based on the play by Noel Coward, Brief Encounter. Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard star as Laura Jesson and Dr….

The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) – Charles Crichton

  The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continues its recommendations following the viewing of Kind Hearts and Coronets with this Alec Guinness/Stanley Holloway robbery movie, and features a tiny, blink and you miss it appearance of a young Audrey Hepburn. The director also shot Hue and Cry, and one of the other…

Passport To Pimlico (1949) – Henry Cornelius

  The next recommendation in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for Kind Hearts and Coronets is this amusing little film penned by T.E.B. Clarke. Set in the tiny street of Pimlico in post war bombed out London, funny things are afoot. There is an unexploded bomb in the middle of the…