Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte US (1964) Dir. Robert Aldrich Following the surprise success of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? in 1962 the immediate reaction was to capitalise with a second film featuring the feuding screen titans Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. It didn’t quite work out that way but this Southern gothic thriller is still seen … Continue reading Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte

The Magnificent Ambersons

The Magnificent Ambersons US (1942) Dir. Orson Welles Having wowed everyone (except the paying punters) with his debut film, a little flick you might have heard of called Citizen Kane, Orson Welles felt he could do better with this adaptation of the novel of the same name by Booth Tarkington. And he may well have … Continue reading The Magnificent Ambersons

Shadow Of A Doubt

Shadow Of A Doubt US (1943) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock Quite a popular film this one, not just among Hitchcock fans but members of the cast and the man himself have declared this as their favourite film of his! Hitch was just three years into his Hollywood run which had earned him and his films many … Continue reading Shadow Of A Doubt

The Third Man

The Third Man UK (1949) Dir. Carol Reed If Les Diaboliques is the best film Hitchcock never made, one can be forgiven for thinking the The Third Man is the best film Orson Welles never directed. He has a prominent role in this film and his fingerprints appear to be all over the presentation style but it was in fact … Continue reading The Third Man