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The Cinema of Basil Dearden and Michael Relph

Alan Burton and Tim O'Sullivan


This book is the first full, systematic analysis and assessment of the of the cinema of this important film-making partnership. Dearden and Relph began their work together at the famous Ealing Studios in the wartime period and they became the most prolific production team there, working on many popular and acclaimed films such as The Captive Heart (1946) and The Blue Lamp (1950). Later in the 1950s, after their time at Ealing, they branched out into independent production and became particularly associated with a cycle of controversial social problem films, including Sapphire (1959) and Victim ... More

Keywords: Basil Dearden, Michael Relph, British Cinema, Ealing Studios, Social Problem Films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748632893
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Burton, author

Tim O'Sullivan, author