Index
in British cinema of the 1950s

Index

Names of actors are listed under the entry ‘actors’; British films of the 1950s are mainly listed under the entry ‘British films of the 1950s’. Names in brackets indicate authors of printed work. Directors’ names (i.e. ‘dir’) are only given when there are two versions of a film of the same name.

About John Ford (Anderson) 24
Accident 123
acting 223, 230
actors
Baker, Stanley 112
Bloom, Claire 5
Bogarde, Dirk 7, 103, 105, 124
Burton, Richard 165–6
Clark, Petula 70
Courtenay, Tom 217
Davis, Bette 225
Donat, Robert 59
Dors, Diana 131–2
Foster, Barry 123
Guinness, Alec 80, 83
Harvey, Laurence 127
Hawkins, Jack 7
Hayworth, Rita 198
Hill, Benny 94
Hiller, Wendy 200
Hills, H.F. 66
Hordern, Michael 102
Horsley, John 180
Howard-Davies, John
Howerd, Frankie 94
Hunt, Martita 161
Jason, David 7
Jenkins, Megs 70
Johns, Stratford 112
Kent, Jean 187
Knox, Alexander 117
Lee, Christopher 174
McGoohan, Patrick 7, 135
McKern, Leo 119
Miles, Bernard 100
Mills, John 3, 64, 100, 173
Mitchell, Yvonne 143–4, 150
More, Kenneth 10 161
Nichols, Dandy 70
Niven, David 200
Olivier, Laurence 223
Osment, Haley Joel 108
Parker, Cecil 161, 174
Portman, Eric 59
Quayle, Anthony 48, 143
Radford, Basil 66, 70
Ray, Renée 127
Redgrave, Michael 52, 221–30
Richard, Cliff 139
Sellers, Peter 4
Tearle, Godfrey 70, 71
Troughton, Patrick 70
Tutin, Dorothy 174
Withers, Googie 68
Wolfit, Donald 120
adaptation 157
Aldgate, Tony 129
Althusserian Marxism 13
Alva Films 138
Âme en peine, L’ (Bernard) 81
American actors 181
Anderson, Lindsay 24
on ‘Fordian poetics’ 29, 58
on ‘fusion’ 27
on Hitchcock 28
criticises Sight and Sound 30
Anderson, Paul Thomas 108
Angel, Daniel 127–32
Another Shore 27
Anstey, Edgar 57
Armes, Roy 13
‘B’ movies 176
Baker, Bob and Monty Berman (Tempean Films) 176–89
Baker, Roy, neglected 19
Balcon, Sir Michael 75, 85
Barr, Charles 14
Beveridge Report 67
Billy Elliot 10
criticised 99, 109
Billy Liar 69
Blackadder: Back and Forth 60
Boom! 117
British Board of Film Censors 117, 135–8
British cinema
action movies 152
crime thrillers 180
documentary, misplaced reverence for 17
double bills 177
ferocity 4
film restoration 208, 210
imagination 6
literateness 5
location shooting 183, 186
misleading histories of 157
nitrate and colour stock 208, 209
place in society 214–15
poetic realism 167
Raymond Durgnat on 13–22
safari movies 7
screen formats 209–10
sound 210
submarine movies 64
3-D film 53, 55–5
unavailability of 1950s films 8
views of 3
visual bravura 5
war movies 42, 47
British Film Institute 52, 53, 62
British films of the 1950s
Admirable Crichton, The 161–4
Air Parade 53, 56
Barnacle Bill 93
Blind Date 120–1
Blue Lamp, The 105
Browning Version, The 101–2, 228–9, 190
Connecting Rooms 225
Cruel Sea, The 43–4
Dance Hall 5
David 53, 58–9
Dead of Night 75, 227
Doctor in the House 9
Fallen Idol, The 107
Family Portrait 53, 55, 56
Father Brown 80–1
Fiddlers Three 75
Final Test, The 190
Forward a Century 52–6
Frightened Man, The 185
Good Die Young, The 6
Great Expectations 100–1
Gypsy and the Gentleman, The 120
Harry Black and the Tiger 6
Health in War 67
Hell Drivers 7, 116
His Excellency 78
Horse’s Mouth, The 87–9, 92
I Am A Camera 174
I Believe in You 16
I’m All Right, Jack 94–5
Ice Cold in Alex 47–8
Ill Met by Moonlight 174
Importance of Being Earnest, The 3, 163, 208
Impulse 186–7
Inspector Calls, An 6
It Always Rains on Sundays 75
Jacqueline 99
John Gilpin, The Story of 56
Kind Hearts and Coronets 74
Ladykillers, The 89–90
Lavender Hill Mob, The 89
Long Memory, The 79–80
Look Back in Anger 164–7
Lost Hours, The 187
Make Mine a Million 94
Man Between, The 5
Mandy 70
Man in the White Suit, The 91–2
Man on the Beach 120
Mouse that Roared, The 88
Night of the Demon 6
Painter and Poet, series 53, 56
Quiet Woman, The 187
Royal River 52
Scapegoat, The 83–4
School for Scoundrels 84
Scrooge 168
Serious Charge 133–42
Shadow and the Peak, The 75
Ship that Died of Shame, The 6
Shiralee, The 99
Sleeping Tiger, The 113–16
Small Back Room, The 49–50, 72
Smallest Show on Earth, The 96
Solid Explanation, A 55–6
Sound Barrier, The 190
Spanish Gardener, The 102–10
Spider and the Fly, The 76
Tale of Two Cities, A 168–75
Tiger Bay 99
Time Without Pity 118–20
Titfield Thunderbolt, The 88
To Paris with Love 81
Undefeated, The 58
Voice of Merrill, The 185–6
Waterfront 99
Waters of Time 53, 56
Who Done It? 94
Winslow Boy, The 100–1
Woman in a Dressing Gown 143–53
Women of Twilight 127–32, 211–12
Yield to the Night 118, 130–2
Brothers, The 19
Brough, Peter and Archie Andrews 227
Browning Version, The (dir. Figgis) 2
Brownlow, Kevin 216
Cahiers du Cinéma 17, 24
Caine Mutiny, The 171
caméra stylo 24
capital punishment 130–2
Carry On films 91, 93
Cary, Joyce, novelist 87
Cavalcanti, Alberto 19, 227
censorship 133–42
Chaffey, Don 85
Chayevsky, Paddy 191, 195
children, vulnerability 8
Circuits Management Association 55
Cold War 171–3
Collins Music Hall 178
Connor, William (‘Cassandra’), The English at War 46
Cozarinski, Edgardo 119
Crichton, Charles 6
Critics Circle 218
Cronin, A. J., novelist 106
Crown Film Unit 64
Damned, The, compared to A Clockwork Orange 121
Davies, Terence 9
Davis, Carl 45
Dehn, Paul 9, 216
Diary for Timothy, A, criticised 16, 225
Dickens, Charles, and cinema 168–75
and Thomas Carlyle 169
Doctor films 94
documentary method 26, 64, 66–7
Don Among the Dead Men (Vulliamy) 85
Durgnat, Raymond 13–22, 103, 143, 150
his enthusiasms 15–17
list of works on British cinema 21–2
Ealing Studios 87–8
its ‘shadow side’ 75
Encounter 172
Endfield, Cy 7, 186
English, the, human qualities 35–6
Entertainer, The 164
Eros 178
father-figures 99
Fatherhood Reclaimed (Burgess) 102
Feminine Mystique, The (Friedan) 146–7
Festival of Britain 51–63
Film (Manvell) 214
Film Dope 71
film noir 120, 186–7
film studies, academic: time-bound 13
Films and Filming 14, 115
Fires Were Started 66
Fleming, Ian 172–3
Free Cinema 30
‘Perfection is not an aim’ 30
Fregonese, Hugo 6–7
French, Brandon 153
Frend, Charles 75
Friedan, Betty 146–7
friendship 43
Gardiner, Gerald Q. C. 132
Gilbert, Lewis 162–4
Go-Between, The (Hartley) 213
Godard, J.-L. 130, 144–5
Goldstein, Bob 181
Graham, Virginia 214
Grant, Cary 227
Gray, Simon 225
Hamer, Robert 74–86, 120
Jekyll-and-Hyde themes 76
Hare, David 158
Hitchcock, Alfred, Lindsay Anderson alludes to 28
Hobson, Harold 190
Hollywood blacklist 116–17, 186
homoeroticism 105
homosexuality 194
Horse’s Mouth, The 4, 87–8, 89–92
Houston, Penelope 206
Ibsen, Henrik, A Doll’s House 165
Is That All There Is? 30
It Happened Here 216
I Want to Live! 130
Jackson, Pat 64–73
Jason and the Argonauts 14
Jennings, Humphrey 57–8
Jules et Jim 77
Kauffmann, Stanley 9
Keepers of the Frame (Houston) 206
Kes 99
King, Philip 134–5
Koestler, Arthur 132
Lady Vanishes, The 70, 226
Lambert, Gavin, attacks The Blue Lamp 68
Larkin, Philip 50
Last Target, The 225
Leacock, Philip 102–10
League of Gentlemen, The 8
Lee, Jack 65
Leeman, Dicky 178
Leigh, Mike 151
Lejeune, C. A. 13, 215
Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The 217
Lord Chamberlain 134–5, 194, 200–1
Losey, Joseph 111–24
American elements in his films of 116
Edgardo Cozarinski on 119, 224
Houston and Gillett on 113
supported by Trevelyan 117
Lucky Break 2
Mackendrick, Alexander 4, 71
McLaren, Norman 55
Magic Box, The, restored 208
Magnolia 108
Mallett, Richard 9
Man Between, The, Andrew Sarris on 5
Mandy 99
Mann, Delbert 190
Man on the Beach 120
Man Who Loved Redheads, The 190
Marius 104
Marxism, Althusserian 13
masculinity 3, 105–6
Mason, Richard 75
Matter of Life and Death, A 41–2
Mayersberg, Paul 121
melodrama 118, 131
Michael Redgrave: My Father (Redgrave) 225
millennium celebrations 60
Mirror for England, A (Durgnat) 13–22
Millions Like Us 64
Monogram 14
Movie 123
Movie-Go-Round (radio) 112
National Film and TV Archive 206–12
National Film Finance Corporation 179
National Health Service 72
News Chronicle 216
New Wave 23
Night Mail 60
novels, theatre versions 171
Nystrom, Carl 178
Oh, Rosalinda! restored 208
On the Verge of Revolt (French) 153
Orwell, George 46, 131–2
Osborne, John 164–7
Parole Officer, The 2
Pearl Harbor 43
Performance 112
performers, from stage to screen 157–8
Pickles, Wilred 4
Picturegoer 9
Pink String and Sealing Wax 75
Pirie, David 14
Polonsky, Abraham 118
Portes de la nuit, Les 79
Positif 17
Potter, Stephen 84
Powell, Dilys 215
Prince and the Showgirl, The 190
Psycho 216
Quiet American, The 228
quota quickies 176
Rank Organisation 71
Rasmussen, Bjorn 217
Rattigan Terence 190–1
outdated ideas about 190
reception of 170
Red Shoes, The 71
realism
poetic realism 167
versus ‘theatricality’ 158–61
Reisz, Karel 24
Robe, The 166
Rose, William, one of ‘best screenwriters’ 4
Rossen, Robert 118
San Demetrio London 75
Saving Private Ryan 35
Schrader, Paul, admires Sequence 25
Scott of the Antarctic, criticised 27
Secrets and Lies 151
Separate Tables (play and film) 190–1
Sequence 23–31
Servant, The 111–12
Serious Charge (play) 134–5
Shadow Line, The (Conrad) 37
Shils, Edward 172
Sight and Sound, criticised 17, 68, 113
Sirk, Douglas, Written on the Wind 145
Sixth Sense, The 99
Sleeping Prince, The 190
society, upward mobility 90
Soldier’s Return, The (Bragg) 100
Spectator, The 213–20
Stars Look Down, The 227
Streetcar Named Desire, A 199
Tale of Two Cities, A (play) 171
Tales of Hoffman, The, restored 208
teenage, concept of 98
Telekinema 51
television, in the Festival of Britain 51, 53, 61
effect on cinema 182
impact on society 94
Tempean Films, listed 188–9
theatricality 159–60, 162–3
and ‘camp’ 166
Third Man, The 17
This Sporting Life 24
Thomas, Ralph 168, 173
Thompson, E.P. 38
Thompson, Frank 38–41
Thompson, J. Lee 110, 132, 118, 143–53
Traitor, The 174
Trevelyan, John 117, 140–1
Tribune 145
Truffaut, François 77,
on Doctor in the House 9
Tunes of Glory 10
Undefeated, The 58
View from the Bridge, A (play) 195
War and Peace, on film and TV 175
wartime spirit, Charles Barr on 89
Watt, Harry 65, 75
We Dive at Dawn 64
Western Approaches 14, 64
Whales of August, The 24, 29–30
Where Eagles Dare 43
Wicker Man, The 4
Willis, Ted 144
Winnicott, D. W. 146
Winslow Boy, The (dir. Mamet) 2
Wisdom, Norman 90–1
Wise, Robert 130
Woman in a Dressing Gown 110, 143–53
compared to Secrets and Lies 151
women, as domestic prisoners 145–8
Wood, Robin 121
Woodfall Films 158
Woolf, John 135
World at War, The (TV series) 44–5
‘X’ certificate 129, 133, 136, 139–42
Yeoman’s Hospital (Ashton) 67
Yield to the Night 130–2
Young, Terence 134
Z-Cars (TV series) 112
Zola, Emile 82

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