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)

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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)

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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 […]