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Anthony Asquith (1902–1968)

Autor(a) de The Importance of Being Earnest [1952 film]

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Obras de Anthony Asquith

The Importance of Being Earnest [1952 film] (1952) — Director — 75 cópias
Pygmalion [1938 film] (1938) — Director — 54 cópias
The Browning Version [1951 film] (1951) — Diretor — 30 cópias
We Dive at Dawn [1943 film] (2011) — Director — 16 cópias
The V.I.P.s [1963 film] (1963) — Director — 16 cópias
Libel [1959 film] (1959) 8 cópias
The Way to the Stars (2011) — Diretor — 8 cópias
The Winslow Boy [1948 film] (1948) 7 cópias
Underground [1928 film] (1928) 6 cópias
Orders to Kill [1958 film] (1959) 5 cópias
Cottage to Let [1941 film] (2013) — Diretor — 4 cópias
Demi-Paradise 4 cópias
Freedom Radio 2 cópias
The Final Test [1953 film] (1953) 1 exemplar(es)
The Doctor's Dilemma [1958 film] (1958) 1 exemplar(es)
Channel Incident 1 exemplar(es)
I Stand Condemned 1 exemplar(es)
Fanny By Gaslight [1944 film] (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Guns of darkness [videorecording] (1962) 1 exemplar(es)
John Mills Centenary Collection (Volume 2) (1935) — Diretor — 1 exemplar(es)
Forever England [1935 film] — Diretor — 1 exemplar(es)

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Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Winchester College, England, UK
University of Oxford (Balliol College)
film director
Asquith, H. H. (father)
Asquith, Margot (mother)



Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naive about British people, and convinced by hearsay that they are shallow and hypocritical, Ivan is both bemused and amused by them. He is blunt in his opinions about Britons, and at first this puts off his hosts, including the lovely Ann Tisdall, whose grandfather runs the shipbuilding firm that will make use of Ivan’s propeller. The longer Ivan stays, however, the more he comes to understand the humor, warmth, strength, and conviction of the British people, and the more they come to see him as a friend, rather than merely a suspicious Russian. As a romantic bond grows between Ivan and Ann, a cultural bond begins to grow as well, particularly as the war begins, and Russia is attacked by Germany. (fonte: Imdb)… (mais)
MemorialeSardoShoah | 1 outra resenha | Jan 8, 2023 |
All leave is cancelled so that a British submarine can be sent after a new German warship. They chase it so far that they have no fuel to get home. (fonte: Imdb)
MemorialeSardoShoah | Nov 11, 2022 |
A slightly strange story about the last day of term in a boys' public school in the 1950s. In black and white. The unpopular classics master is leaving; his colleagues and students see him as unemotional, almost 'dead' emotionally, but his real self emerges in various ways.

We meet his unbelievably ghastly wife, a boy in his class who's fairly empathic and also quite likes classics, a colleague who has been conducting an affair with his wife, and more.

The acting is good, in a 1950s kind of way, once you get past the pseudo-BBC accents. The directing is good too. The people are believable and the flow of the film works well.

But it's rather a depressing story without any clear conclusion. We are unlikely to watch it again.
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SueinCyprus | Apr 5, 2022 |
Pilot Officer Peter Penrose (John Mills) is posted in the summer of 1940 as a pilot to (the fictional) No 720 Squadron,[N 1] at a new (fictional) airfield, RAF Station Halfpenny Field. He is a very green "15-hour sprog" Bristol Blenheim pilot and is assigned to B Flight, under Flight Lieutenant David Archdale (Michael Redgrave).

When No 720 Squadron's commanding officer, Squadron Leader Carter (Trevor Howard, in his second but first credited film role), is shot down, Archdale takes over. While Penrose develops into a first-class pilot, he meets Iris Winterton (Renee Asherson), a young woman living with her domineering aunt at the Golden Lion hotel in the nearby town. Archdale marries Miss Todd (Rosamund John), the popular manager of the hotel, who is known to everyone as Toddy. The Archdales later have a son, Peter.

By May 1942, the squadron is now flying Douglas Boston bombers. When Penrose shows signs of strain from extensive combat, Archdale has him posted to controller school but is himself shot down and killed over France while Penrose is on his last mission. Penrose had been courting Iris, despite her aunt's disapproval, but Archdale's fate weighs heavily on his mind. Not wanting Iris to suffer if the same thing happened to him, he stops seeing her.

No 720 Squadron is sent to the Middle East, but Penrose remains behind as a ground controller for a United States Army Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bombardment group, which takes over the airfield. He befriends USAAF Captain Johnny Hollis (Douglass Montgomery) and Lieutenant Joe Friselli (Bonar Colleano). On 17 August 1942 the American airmen participate in the first attack by the USAAF on Occupied France, later ruefully acknowledging that they underestimated the difficulties involved. Afterwards, Penrose is posted to flying duties with an RAF Avro Lancaster bomber squadron.

In 1944, now a Squadron Leader and Pathfinder pilot, Penrose makes an emergency landing at Halfpenny Field, where he once again meets Iris. Iris had decided to leave her aunt for good and join up. Toddy persuades a still-reluctant Penrose to propose to Iris, saying that she did not regret her own marriage in spite of her husband's death. Hollis, who has formed a platonic relationship with Toddy, is killed while trying to land his battle-damaged B-17 with a hung up bomb aboard, rather than safely bail out and risk crashing into the local village or another town. (fonte: Wikipedia)
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MemorialeSardoShoah | Mar 28, 2022 |


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