This Happy Breed (1944)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1944.  Two Cities Films, Noel Coward-Cineguild.   Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, based on the play by Noel Coward.   Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Noël Coward.  Music by Muir Mathieson, Clifton Parker.  Production Design by C.P. Norman.  Costume Design by Hilda Collins. …

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In Which We Serve (1942)

NOEL COWARD, DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  Two Cities Films, The London Symphony Orchestra.  Screenplay by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Noël Coward.  Music by Noël Coward.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by Thelma Connell.  Academy Awards 1942.  Academy Awards 1943. David Lean was…

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Major Barbara (1941)

GABRIEL PASCAL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1941.  Gabriel Pascal Productions.  Screenplay by George Bernard Shaw, based on his play.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Gabriel Pascal.  Music by William Walton.  Production Design by Vincent Korda.  Costume Design by Cecil Beaton.  Film Editing by Charles Frend, David Lean. Rex Harrison plays…

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Blithe Spirit (1945)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Two Cities Films, Noel Coward-Cineguild.  Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, based on the play by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Noel Coward.  Music by Richard Addinsell.  Production Design by C.P. Norman.  Costume Design by Raemonde Rahvis.  Film Editing…

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Breaking The Sound Barrier (1952)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Alternate title:  The Sound Barrier United Kingdom, 1952.  London Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation.  Story and Screenplay by Terence Rattigan.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by David Lean.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Joseph Bato, John Hawkesworth.  Costume Design by Elizabeth Hennings.  Film Editing by…

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One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

MICHAEL POWELL, EMERIC PRESSBURGER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1942.  British National Films, The Archers.  Screenplay by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Ronald Neame.  Produced by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by David Lean.  Academy Awards 1942. Michael Powell was commissioned by the British government to make a propaganda film to help out…

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49th Parallel (1941)

MICHAEL POWELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Alternate title:  The Invaders United Kingdom, 1941.  Ortus Films.  Scenario by Rodney Ackland, Emeric Pressburger, Original story and screenplay by Emeric Pressburger.  Cinematography by Freddie Young.  Produced by Michael Powell.  Music by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  Production Design by David Rawnsley.  Film Editing by David Lean.  Academy Awards 1941. The first international hit that put the team of…

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A Passage To India (1984)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1984.  EMI Films, Home Box Office, Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment, New Gold Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Lean, based on the novel by E.M. Forster and the play by Santha Rama Rau.  Cinematography by Ernest Day.  Produced by John Brabourne, Richard B. Goodwin.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by John Box, Herbert Westbrook.  Costume Design…

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Brief Encounter (1945)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1945.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean, Ronald Neame, based on the play Still Life by Noel Coward.  Cinematography by Robert Krasker.  Produced by Noel Coward.  Music by John Hollingsworth, Percival Mackey, Muir Mathieson.  Production Design by Lawrence P. Williams.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.  Academy Awards 1946.  Cannes Film Festival 1946. A…

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Great Expectations (1946)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1946.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by David Lean, Ronald Neame, Anthony Havelock-Allan, Kay Walsh, Cecil McGivern,based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Guy Green.  Produced by Ronald Neame.  Music by Walter Goehr.  Production Design by John Bryan.  Costume Design by Sophie Devine.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.  Podcast:  My Criterions. Academy Awards 1947.   The best adaptation of…

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Oliver Twist (1948)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1948.  Cineguild.  Screenplay by David Lean, Stanley Haynes, Eric Ambler, Kay Walsh, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Guy Green.  Produced by Ronald Neame.  Music by Arnold Bax.  Production Design by T. Hopewall Ash, Claude Momsay.  Costume Design by Margaret Furse.  Film Editing by Jack Harris.  Podcast:  My Criterions.  David Lean followed his scintillating…

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Hobson’s Choice (1954)

DAVID LEAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB. United Kingdom, 1954.  London Film Productions, British Lion Film Corporation.  Screenplay by David Lean, Norman Spencer, Wynyard Browne, based on the play by Harold Brighouse.  Cinematography by Jack Hildyard.  Produced by David Lean.  Music by Malcolm Arnold.  Production Design by Wilfred Shingleton.  Costume Design by John Armstrong.  Film Editing by Peter Taylor. One of Britain’s most…

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