|This Was a Woman|
|Directed by||Tim Whelan|
|Written by||Val Valentine (adapted from the film treatment by Joan Morgan)|
|Based on||play This Was a Woman by Joan Morgan|
|Produced by||Marcel Hellman|
|Edited by||Edward B. Jarvis|
|Music by||Mischa Spoliansky|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century Fox|
This Was a Woman is a 1948 British crime film directed by Tim Whelan and starring Sonia Dresdel, Walter Fitzgerald and Emrys Jones.  It was made at the Riverside Studios with sets designed by the art directors Ivan King and Andrew Mazzei.  Based on a successful play by former film actress Joan Morgan,  its plot concerns an outwardly respectable family dominated by a murderous matriarch. 
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Miranda is a 1948 black and white British comedy film, directed by Ken Annakin and written by Peter Blackmore, who also wrote the play of the same name from which the film was adapted. The film stars Glynis Johns, Googie Withers, Griffith Jones, Margaret Rutherford, John McCallum and David Tomlinson. Denis Waldock provided additional dialogue. Music for the film was played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Muir Mathieson. The sound director was B. C. Sewell.
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The 21st Academy Awards were held on March 24, 1949, honoring the films of 1948. The ceremony was moved from the Shrine Auditorium to the Academy's own theater, primarily because the major Hollywood studios had withdrawn their financial support in order to address rumors that they had been trying to influence voters. This year marked the first time a non-Hollywood production won Best Picture, and the first time an individual (Olivier) directed himself in an Oscar-winning performance.
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While I Live is a 1947 British drama film directed and co-written by John Harlow and starring Sonia Dresdel, Tom Walls and Carol Raye. While I Live is best remembered for its musical theme "The Dream of Olwen" composed by Charles Williams, reprised at intervals throughout the film, which became hugely popular in its time and is still regularly performed. The film itself became widely known as The Dream of Olwen. It was based on a play by Robert Bell, in which Sonia Dresdel also starred.
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