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GIRLS LIKE US 37 Dangerous Moonlight + intro by Matt Lee, Imperial War Museum* UK 1941. Dir Brian Desmond Hurst. With Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray. 94min. 35mm. U Shot during the Blitz at Denham Film Studios, which was itself caught in the onslaught, this hugely successful romance was retitled Suicide Squadron in the USA. Gray plays an American reporter who falls in love with a Polish pilot and pianist (Walbrook). The film’s 'Warsaw Concerto' became one of the best-loved pieces of music during this time and is, for many, synonymous with the Blitz. + London Can Take It UK 1940. Dir Humphrey Jennings and Harry Watt. 9min Inspirational doc of the Blitz that helped sway US public opinion. The Way to the Stars UK 1945. Dir Anthony Asquith. With Rosamund John, John Mills, Michael Redgrave. 87min. 35mm. U The fatality of British and American entertaining Asquith/Rattigan pilots is brought to the fore in this classic with strong echoes of taut and darkly amusing drama. Rattigan's play Flight Path. John, as the ultimate British stoic and + Victory Wedding bereaved wife and Mills (the role model UK 1944. Dir Jessie Matthews. 20min for Hugh Grant’s tongue-twisted Matthews directs this war bond romantic sap) sum up a middle class 'informational'. Mills is a soldier dilemma: how can you honourably on leave who confronts his marry when death is just around the supposedly cheating girlfriend. corner? The moral horror of social stigmatisation that hovers over Brief Encounter (1945) invades this Night Train to Munich UK 1940. Dir Carol Reed with Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison. 95min. 35mm. PG Reuniting The Lady Vanishes (1938) team of Lockwood and writers Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat, this thriller was a hit in the USA, where Gordon Wellesley’s original story was nominated for an Oscar®. The scenes of Lockwood in a concentration camp were fairly unique, as the MOI feared reprisals on British POWs if films exaggerated their treatment. The top-billed Lockwood cemented her popularity with the UK public as the seemingly demure but feisty heroine. + Go to Blazes UK 1942. Dir Walter Forde. With Will Hay. 9min Diana Morgan-scripted MOI short. Hay is shown how to dispose of firebombs by his wife. @BFI SUN 28 MAY WED 31 MAY* 17:40 NFT2 20:20 NFT2 SAT 27 MAY MON 29 MAY 15:10 NFT2 17:50 NFT2 THU 18 MAY MON 29 MAY 20:30 NFT3 15:30 NFT2 INTRO


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