Friday, April 19, 2013

60 Hollywood Films of the 30's and 40's set in Britain



I wanted to make up this list because Hollywood seemed to have a striking interest in things British at this time. Partly it was due to the joint US/UK effort in World War Two, partly it was the fact that literary adaptations were popular - and that meant a lot of English classics - and partly it was the fact that there were a lot of British actors working in Hollywood who needed roles that suited their accents. In any case, it was certainly a trend. 

I haven’t included any films like Foreign Correspondent (1940) or A Tale of Two Cities (1935) which are just partly set in Britain. I've included US/UK co-productions if they had an American director. 

  1. A Chump at Oxford (1940)
  2. A Yank At Eton (1942)
  3. A Yank at Oxford (1938) 
  4. A Yank in the RAF (1941)
  5. And Then There Were None (1945)
  6. Becky Sharp (1935)
  7. Cavalcade (1933)
  8. Cluny Brown (1946)
  9. David Copperfield (1935)
  10. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1932 and 1941)
  11. Dracula (1931)
  12. Forever Amber (1947)
  13. Gaslight (1944)
  14. Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939)
  15. Great Expectations (1934)
  16. Hangover Square (1945)
  17. How Green Was My Valley (1941)
  18. Jane Eyre (1944) 
  19. Kidnapped (1938 and 1948)
  20. Kitty (1945)
  21. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936)
  22. Lloyds of London (1936)
  23. Mary of Scotland (1936)
  24. Ministry of Fear (1944)
  25. Mrs Miniver (1942)
  26. Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935) 
  27. National Velvet (1944)
  28. None but the Lonely Heart (1944)
  29. Of Human Bondage (1934 and 1946)
  30. Oliver Twist (1933)
  31. Pride and Prejudice (1940)
  32. Random Harvest (1942)
  33. Rebecca (1940)
  34. Suspicion (1941)
  35. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
  36. That Hamilton Woman (1941)
  37. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
  38. The Barrets of Wimpole St. (1934)
  39. The Citadel (1938)
  40. The Ghost and Mrs Muir (1947)
  41. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939) and others in the Basil Rathbone-Sherlock Holmes series
  42. The Invisible Man (1933)
  43. The Light That Failed (1939)
  44. The Lodger (1944)
  45. The Moonstone (1934)
  46. The Old Dark House (1932)
  47. The Paradine Case (1948) 
  48. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
  49. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
  50. The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
  51. The Saint in London (1939)
  52. The Secret Garden (1949)
  53. The Werewolf of London (1935)
  54. The White Cliffs Of Dover (1944)
  55. The Wolf Man (1941)
  56. The Woman In White (1948)
  57. This Above All (1942)
  58. Twelve O’Clock High (1949)
  59. Waterloo Bridge (1931 and 1940)
  60. Wuthering Heights (1939)

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