This Is England: British Film and the People's War, 1939-1945

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Filmography

Date signifies year of first release. D = director, P = producer,
S = screenplay (and other writing credits),
Ph = director of photography (or other camera credit),
PC = production company, LP = leading players.


A Canterbury Tale

1944. D, P, S: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. Ph: Erwin Hillier. PC: The Archers Independent Producers. LP: Eric Portman, Dennis Price, John Sweet, Sheila Sim, Edward Rigby.


Coastal Command

1942. D: J. B. Holmes. P: Ian Dalrymple. PC: Crown Film Unit.


Convoy

1940. D: Pen Tennyson. P—Associate: Sergei Nolbandov. S: Pen Tennyson, Patrick Kirwan. Ph: Roy Kellino, Wilkie Cooper, Leslie Rowson, Gordon Dines. PC: Ealing Studios. LP: Clive Brooks, John Clements, Edward Chapman, Judy Campbell, Edward Rigby, Charles Williams.


The Demi-Paradise (released as Adventure for Two in the U.S.)

1943. D: Anthony Asquith. P, S: Anatole de Grunwald. Ph: Bernard Knowles. PC: Two Cities. LP: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley Ward, Felix Alymer, Jack Wailing, Majorie Fielding, Ede Martin, George Thorpe, Guy Middleton.


A Diary for Timothy

1945. D, S: Humphrey Jennings. P: Basil Wright. Ph: Fred Gamage. PC: Crown Film Unit.


Ferry Pilot

1942. D: Pat Jackson. P: Ian Dalrymple. Ph: M. E. Fowle. PC: Crown Film Unit.


Fires Were Started

1943. D, S: Humphrey Jennings. P: Ian Dalrymple. Ph: C. Pennington-Richards. PC: Crown Film Unit. LP: Officer George Cravett, Lt. Fireman Philip Dickson, Lt. Fireman Fred Griffiths, Fireman W Samson, Fireman Johnny Houghton.

The First of the Few (released asSpitfire in the U.S.)

1942. D: Leslie Howard. P: Leslie Howard, George King, John Stafford, Adrian Brunei. S: Anatole de Grunwald, Miles Malleson. Ph: Georges Perinal. PC: Misbourne-British Aviation. LP: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver, David Home.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 7
  • Illustrations 9
  • Acknowledgements 13
  • Introduction 15
  • I - Fictional Feature Films 37
  • 1: National Identity and Upper-Class Images the Films 39
  • 2: Leaders Leading the Films 75
  • 3: All in It Together the Films 128
  • 4: [Strange, Wonderful, Incalculable Creatures] the Films 182
  • 5: The Strange Case of the Life and Death of Colonel Blimp 213
  • II - Documentaries 233
  • 6: Documentary's Moment 235
  • 7: Off to a Flying False Start 253
  • 8: The Docudramas 264
  • 9: A Special Case 297
  • 10: The Myth of British Wartime Cinema 310
  • Notes 320
  • Select Bibliography 333
  • Filmography 345
  • Index 348
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