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What's your favorite film by Anthony Asquith?

A Cottage on Dartmoor
1 (4.5%)
Pygmalion
2 (9.1%)
Freedom Radio
0 (0%)
Cottage to Let
0 (0%)
We Dive at Dawn
0 (0%)
The Demi-Paradise
0 (0%)
Fanny by Gaslight
0 (0%)
The Way to the Stars
2 (9.1%)
The Winslow Boy
0 (0%)
The Woman in Question
0 (0%)
The Browning Version
3 (13.6%)
The Importance of Being Earnest
3 (13.6%)
Carrington V.C.
0 (0%)
The Doctor's Dilemma
0 (0%)
Libel
1 (4.5%)
The Millionairess
0 (0%)
The V.I.P.s
0 (0%)
The Yellow Rolls-Royce
0 (0%)
other (specify)
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
10 (45.5%)
don't like any
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 21

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Re: Asquith, Anthony
« Reply #20 on: May 21, 2023, 02:25:23 PM »
Libel (1959)
★ ★ ★ – Good
Further proof of Asquith’s knack for tightening the screws. Standard courtroom thriller that seems quite predictable pulls out genuine surprise and scenes of off-kilter intensity that would make this appropriate for Shocktober. Olivia de Havilland’s occasional hysterics (and an over-cranked score) stick out among the cool reserve of the cast, who let the script raise the temperature. Playing a lawyer is what Robert Morley was meant to do. A Discovery!

I found this one too preposterous to enjoy. And you can see the ending -- as utterly farfetched as it is -- coming a mile away.

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Re: Asquith, Anthony
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2023, 04:54:36 PM »
I'm planning to watch it again in October. Meanwhile, I reminded myself that we agree on The Woman in Question.

 

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