I ran across four little movie gems as I surfed through Netflix Instant Streaming, my last remaining source of uncut classic films, at least apart from my collection. I have been pretty happy with the amount of classics available, although certainly not as many as a fan like me would like. In using the Netflix suggestions, I found these four movies that I have watched one after the other, just mesmerized with them. I do not say that they are great movies, or worthy of extensive praise -- they are all from the 1940's, most British, lovely black and white, not fast-paced yet keeping your attention .. just good little movies that appealed to me My intention here is not to review, but to recommend. They are pictured below, and I have numbered them in order of my favorites:
All four films feature popular British and American actors of the era, many who cross over from one film to another, including Dennis Price, Margaret Lockwood, Maurice Elvey, Jean Kent, Peter Glenville -- and actors who eventually achieved greater fame such as Flora Robson, Herbert Lom, Robert Cummings Jean Simmons and Susan Hayward. All are about mystery, madness, family dynasty, tragedy and even hope. One or two may have been considered "B" films, although I have found that the term "B" film with regard to a British movie is different in quality from American. Perhaps it is the accents! They always just sound intelligent!
When you are looking for something you have not seen, something good, give these four movies a try. I think you may react as I did, enjoying all of them, and finding that one or two may even become favorites.