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GIRLS LIKE US 34 book online at bfi.org.uk WED 3 MAY SAT 13 MAY 20:30 NFT3 18:00 NFT2 English without Tears UK 1944. Dir Harold French. With Penelope Dudley-Ward, Lilli Palmer, Margaret Rutherford, Michael Wilding. 88min. 35mm. PG One of the few films starring Dudley-Ward (her 1946 marriage to Carol Reed cut short her career), this Terence Rattigan-scripted comedy teams her with Wilding, whose lovelorn butler cannot cross the class barrier until he becomes an army officer. An amusing jaunt is enlivened by Dudley-Ward’s portrayal of a vivacious ‘lady’ who, in joining the ATS, finds herself in service to her pompous ex-servant and paramour. + Partners in Crime UK 1942. Dir Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder. With Irene Handl, Robert Morley. 8min MOI comedy short. MON 1 MAY MON 8 MAY 18:00 NFT3 20:30 NFT3 One of Our Aircraft is Missing UK 1942. Dir Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger. With Googie Withers, Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman. 106min. 35mm. U Powell and Pressburger followed up the successful propaganda features 49th Parallel (1941) and Contraband (1940) with this adventure thriller, which traces the journey of a bomber crew trapped in Nazi-controlled Holland; their escape is made possible by the underground people’s network run mainly by women. Withers is in particularly good form as the resistance leader who controls their destiny. + Fighting Allies UK 1941. Dir Louise Birt. 9min A rare female-directed short about Czech refugees in the UK. Yellow Canary UK 1943. Dir Herbert Wilcox. With Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Albert Lieven. 98min. 35mm. U Anna Neagle is extremely convincing Wilcox elicits a strong central as a Mitford-style Nazi sympathiser performance from his spouse and who migrates to Canada. Adapted lead actress, who persuasively from a story by Pamela Bower, this exudes treachery and betrayal. film successfully subverts Neagle’s + Dangerous Comment squeaky-clean image, established by UK 1940. Dir John Paddy Carstairs. With her public persona and portrayals of Penelope Dudley-Ward. 12min Queen Victoria and Amy Johnson, Ealing Films’ contribution to the and explores the dilemma of Careless Talk Costs Lives campaign romance among spies and double skewers the loose lips of the upper agents, foreshadowing Hitchcock’s classes. Notorious (1946). MON 1 MAY THU 4 MAY 15:20 NFT2 18:20 NFT2


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