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Anthony Asquith

Tom Ryall


This is a comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. The author sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, and examines the artistic and cultural influences within which his films can be understood. Asquith's silent films were compared favourably to those of his eminent contemporary Alfred Hitchcock, but his career faltered during the 1930s. However, the success of Pygmalion (1938) and French Without Tears (1939), based on plays by George Bernard Shaw and Terence Rattigan respectively, together with his significant contributions to wart ... More

Keywords: Anthony Asquith, director, British cinema, silent films, Alfred Hitchcock, Pygmalion, French Without Tears, film makers, Terence Rattigan, Woman in Question

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780719064524
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Ryall, author