|One Precious Year|
|Directed by||Henry Edwards|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by|| Dorothy Rowan |
E. Temple Thurston (play)
|Starring|| Anne Grey |
|Distributed by||Paramount British Pictures|
One Precious Year is a 1933 British drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Anne Grey, Basil Rathbone and Owen Nares. It was made at Elstree Studios by the British producer Herbert Wilcox for release by the British subsidiary of Paramount Pictures.
The film's sets were designed by the art director C. Wilfred Arnold.
A Tale of Two Cities is a 1935 film based upon Charles Dickens' 1859 historical novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris. The film stars Ronald Colman as Sydney Carton, Donald Woods and Elizabeth Allan. The supporting players include Reginald Owen, Basil Rathbone, Claude Gillingwater, Edna May Oliver and Blanche Yurka. It was directed by Jack Conway from a screenplay by W. P. Lipscomb and S. N. Behrman. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Film Editing. The story is set in France and England and spans several years before and during the French Revolution. It deals with the evils that precipitated the Revolution and with an innocent family and their friends caught up in the horrors of the Terror. Charles Darnay, a French aristocrat who has rejected his rank and moved to England, and Sidney Carton, a perpetually intoxicated English advocate, both fall in love at first sight of Lucie Manette. Lucie has brought her father to England to recover from years of unjust imprisonment in France. She marries Darnay and they befriend Carton. In the end, Carton saves Darnay's life by taking his place at the guillotine. The film is generally regarded as the best cinematic version of Dickens' novel and the best performance in Colman's career.
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The Blarney Stone is a 1933 British comedy film directed by and starring Tom Walls. It also features Anne Grey, Robert Douglas, Zoe Palmer and Peter Gawthorne. The screenplay concerns a penniless Irishman who becomes the business partner of an English aristocrat with a penchant for high-stakes gambling.
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Leave It to Smith is a 1933 British comedy film directed by and starring Tom Walls. It also featured Carol Goodner, Anne Grey, Peter Gawthorne and Basil Radford. It is also known as Just Smith.
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Discord is a 1933 British drama film directed by Henry Edwards and starring Owen Nares, Benita Hume and Harold Huth. Its plot involves a struggling composer who has to be supported financially by his wealthier wife. It was based on the play A Roof and Four Walls by E. Temple Thurston.
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The Woman Between is a 1931 British drama film directed by Miles Mander and starring Owen Nares, Adrianne Allen and David Hawthorne. It was made at Elstree Studios by British International Pictures, the leading studio of the era. Mander adapted the film from Miles Malleson's 1925 play Conflict. The film is notable for its sexual and political content which has been attributed to a brief period of relaxation in oversight by the BBFC. It was one three similarly-themed films which Allen appeared in at the time including Loose Ends and The Stronger Sex.
Where Is This Lady? is a 1932 British musical film directed by Victor Hanbury and Ladislao Vajda and starring Mártha Eggerth, Owen Nares and Wendy Barrie. It was made at Elstree Studios. An operetta film, it is a remake of the German film Once There Was a Waltz which was adapted from a stage work by Franz Lehár.
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