Above: Filming Phyllis Calvert for "The Magic Bow" (1946)
Welcome to our website about Classic British Films. Here we will present
a personal view of British cinema from it's beginings in the 1900's right through to the 1950's.
Why no further? Well this is a personal view and as such, the period and the people and
studios covered are the ones we are most interested in.
NOTE: The site is being worked on as time allows. However, since this is a hobby and
not a commercial endeavour changes may be slow in being forthcoming.
Without any further ado choose where you would like to start browsing
(areas not yet linked will be coming at some point):
Note these pages are not here with the intent of any commercial gain.
We are not a company seeking to make profit or any other kind of organisation with
financial interests in this area of study.
The web site simply reflects our own personal interests in the British Movie business
and is here for those who have similar interests. Classic British Movies we
felt were sorely neglected on the web and hence the reason why we made this
- Buy Films - Visit our guide here to all movies that are
easily available in the UK from Amazon...
- Technology - Visit our guide here. Baffled by what
gadgets to buy to watch and view films? We've started a little guide here of gizmos and
new devices that are handy to know about!
- British Cinema Discussion the wickedlady.com discussion board has now been closed down and
the idea is being re-evaluated. Meanwhile if you go to the
page where it used to be you can find
some suggestions for other websites which maintain a discussion forum for talking about old movies etc.
- The Players
- The Directors/Producers
- Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger - The Archers
- Sydney and Muriel Box
- Frank Launder and Sydney Gilliat - Individual Pictures
- Arthur Crabtree
- Victor Saville
- Michael Balcon
- David Lean
- Carol Reed
- Alfred Hitchcock
- The Studios and Production Companies
The BBC currently has a short report on their website about Ealing Studios
digital re-releases of some
classic films and their centenary celebrations
(10th Aug 2002).
- J Arthur Rank
- London Films
- Favourite/Important Movies
- A selection will appear here...
- Links to other sites about classic cinema
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The wickedlady.com Classic British Cinema pages are edited by H Jaremko and T Dolphin.
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respective owners. We have in all cases attempted to gain copyright clearance for any pictures
used. However, if you think that copyright has been broken on one of your pictures then
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