The Long Memory (1953)

  Director: Robert Hamer Starring: John Mills, John McCallum, Elizabeth Sellars Production Company: J. Arthur Rank Organisation, Europa, British Film-Makers Kent Locations Used: Gravesend, Stangate Creek The Long Memory is a black and white 1953 film based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Howard Clewes. The crime thriller is about Philip Davidson […]

O Dreamland (1953)

Dreamland © Markus Kellmann

Director: Lindsay Anderson Kent Filming Location: Dreamland, Margate O Dreamland is a short documentary film made in 1953 by just the director Lindsay Anderson and a cameraman and is about amusement park Dreamland in Margate. The film takes the audience on a tour of Dreamland in Margate and its various attractions such as bingo, arcades, […]

Green Grow the Rushes (1951)

Green Grow the Rushes screenshot at Romney Marsh

Director: Derek N. Twist Writer: Howard Clewes Stars: Roger Livesey, Honor Blackman, Richard Burton Production Company: Association of Cinema Technicians (A.C.T.) Kent Locations Used: New Romney, Romney Marsh British comedy film Green Grow the Rushes is based on the 1949 novel of the same name by Howard Clewes. Captain Biddle (Roger Livesey) smuggles alcohol along with […]

Lady Godiva Rides Again (1951)

Black and white image of a beauty pageant - girls on the stage with an audience watching

Director: Frank Launder Writers: Frank Launder, Val Valentine Starring: Pauline Stroud, Dennis Price, John McCallum, Stanley Holloway, Diana Dors Production Company: ZSA Kent location used: Folkestone – The Leas Cliff Hall, The Metropole, Rotunda Amusement Park and Folkestone West Train Station Lady Godiva Rides Again is a British comedy film about a small town girl who […]

Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

  Director:Robert Hamer Writers: Robert Hamer Starring: Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Hugh Griffith Production Company:  Ealing Studios, Michael Balcon Productions Kent Locations: Leeds Castle, Harrietsham, Boughton Monchelsea Kind Hearts and Coronets is based on the novel Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman which tells the story of Louis […]

The Loves of Joanna Godden (1947)

Directed by: Charles Frend and Robert Hamer Starring: Googie Withers, Jean Kent, John McCallum, Derek Bond, Henry Mollison, Chips Rafferty, Sonia Holm Production Company: Ealing Studios Kent Locations Used: Romney Marsh, St Clements Church, Dungeness beach, The New Inn, The Woolpack Inn Joanna Godden (Googie Withers) inherits Little Baynham Sheep Farm after the death of […]

Great Expectations (1946)

Great Expectations 1946 Screenshot

Directed By: David Lean Written By: Charles Dickens (Novel) & David Lean (Adaptation) Starring: John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Tony Wager, Bernard Miles and Martita Hunt Production Company: Cineguild, National Symphony Orchestra Kent Locations Used: St Mary’s Marshes, The River Medway Great Expectations was the first of David Lean’s two adaptations of Dickens’ classic novels (Oliver Twist […]

A Canterbury Tale (1944)

    Directed  and Written by: Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger Starring: Eric Portman, John Sweet, Shelia Sim and Dennis Price Production Company:  The Archers, Independent Producers Kent Filming Locations: City of Canterbury, Canterbury Cathedral, Chilham, Fordwich, Little Stour, Selling, Wickhambreaux and Wingham Inspired by the Chaucer tales, this classic film by cinema legends Powell and […]

Contraband (1940)

Contraband Film Poster

Director: Michael Powell Writers: Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell Starring: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie Production Company: British National Films Kent Filming Locations: Ramsgate Set in early World War II, Contraband is about a Danish sea captain, delayed in a British port when a blackout occurs. The darkness brings chaos with smugglers and spies wanting to […]