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Ealing Comedy 2: ‘A Piece of Poisoned Chocolate in a Beautifully Wrapped Box’

Stephanie Muir

Stephanie Muir is course coordinator of film studies at Richmond upon Thames College, Twickenham, and the author of Studying City of God. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Studying Ealing Studios

Auteur, 2010

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...John Landis (2000) description of Kind Hearts and Coronets, interviewed in Forever Ealing, op. cit.Charles Barr, Ealing Studios, op. cit., p. 48.Hamer and Mackendrick belonged to Ealing: it trusted them and forms the context within...

Introduction: Impossible Geographies

Charlotte Brunsdon

Charlotte Brunsdon is Professor of Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, UK. Her books include London in Cinema (2007) and a study of G. F. Newman's controversial 1978 television series Law and Order (BFI TV Classics, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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London in Cinema : The Cinematic City Since 1945

British Film Institute, 2007

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...The LadyKillers (1955), the last of the Ealing comedies, is set in the area of London around King’s Cross and St Pancras stations and has a noticeably impossible geography. Mrs Wilberforce (Katie Johnson), the absent-minded, elderly...

1950s

Amy Sargeant

Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Cinema : A Critical History

British Film Institute, 2005

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...Undercover assignment: Jean (Paul Massie) in Orders to Kill (Anthony Asquith, 1958)In Basil Dearden’s 1957 The Smallest Show on Earth, an impoverished young author, Matt Spencer (Bill Travers), hears that he has inherited a cinema from his...