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Lance Comfort : British Film-Makers - Brian McFarlane

Lance Comfort

British Film-Makers

Paperback Published: 30th September 2013
ISBN: 9780719054846
Number Of Pages: 240

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Who is Lance Comfort? The short answer is that he is the most unjustly neglected director in British film history. McFarlane's lively, thoroughly researched study aims to correct this situation. In the years between 1941 and 1965 he made some of the most entertaining films in Britain. There was the striking success of his second feature as director, Hatter's Castle (1941). When he returned to this melodramatic vein in 1945 he made a series of highly proficient and enjoyable studies in obsession, including Bedelia (1946) with Margaret Lockwood, and Temptation Harbour (1947) starring Robert Newton. Before this book, Comfort's career has never been charted in full.

List of Platesp. viii
Series Editors' Forewordp. X
Acknowledgementsp. XII
A place in the fieldp. 1
A long apprenticeshipp. 13
Breakthrough: Hatter's Castlep. 24
'The busiest British film director'p. 37
Dark achievement: six melodramasp. 66
Interlude: where to, now?p. 112
The double-bill: filming in the 1950s and 60sp. 118
Conclusionp. 166
Filmographyp. 171
Select Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780719054846
ISBN-10: 0719054842
Series: British Film-Makers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th September 2013
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.24