R. C. Sherriff


Novelist, Playwright

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That Hamilton Woman (1941) - My Dear Captain Lady Hamilton (Vivien Leigh) thriving as the wife of Sir William (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to Naples, grapples with a social problem and meets young Captain Nelson (Laurence Olivier) for the first time, in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Such Godlike Simplicity The flashback begins, introducing Sir William Hamilton (Alan Mowbray), the British ambassador to Naples, and a dazzling double entrance, first by portrait, of young Emma (Vivien Leigh), accompanied by her mother (Sara Allgood), in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941, also starring Laurence Olivier.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - Emma, Lady Hamilton Nothing inaccurate in this opening scene, Vivien Leigh as the now dissolute Lady Hamilton, who died in poverty in Calais in 1815, clashing with French authorities, rescued by English Mary (Heather Angel), in Alexander Korda's That Hamilton Woman, 1941, co-starring Laurence Olivier.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - My Only Idea Of Happiness Still giddy over her social achievements (and reflecting on her disreputable former fiancè) Emma (now-Lady) Hamilton (Vivien Leigh) is awakened in her Naples bedroom, with her excited mother (Sara Allgood) and her fussy ambassador husband (Alan Mowbray) as the leading man (Laurence Olivier, Leigh’s husband, as Captain Nelson) is introduced, in Alexander Korda’s That Hamilton Woman, 1941.
That Hamilton Woman (1941) - What Mood Is This? Now-admiral Nelson (Laurence Olivier), bored with his hero’s welcome in Naples is now evading celebrations, indulging his interest in the title character (Vivien Leigh, Mrs. Olivier, as Emma, Lady Hamilton, wife of the British ambassador), in a tavern when his junior officers (Ronald Sinclair as Josiah) appear, Alexander Korda directing from the original screenplay by Walter Reisch and R.C. Sherriff, in That Hamilton Woman, 1941.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - Plenty For Other Men The four young officers introduced as adults, Ralph Richardson as Captain John, John Clements, Jack Allen and Donald Gray as lieutenants Harry, Willoughby and Peter, tension as their mission to Egypt is revealed, in Zoltan Korda's version of the A.E.W. Mason novel, The Four Feathers, 1939.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - If We Were Free London, 1895, Harry (John Clements) discovers his miscalculation, wife Ethne (June Duprez) not welcoming his resignation from the army, her father (C. Aubrey Smith) just returned from seeing off his comrades, who have sent a message, a pivotal moment in Zoltan Korda's The Four Feathers, 1939.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - Captain Durrance British Captain Durrance (Ralph Richardson) on patrol in the Sudan, locates the enemy but fails to make it back to warn his colleagues, director Zoltan Korda shooting in Technicolor on the genuine location, in The Four Feathers, 1939.
Old Dark House, The (1932) - Not A Very Good Chorus Girl Strangers waiting out a storm (including Raymond Massey, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart and Ernest Thesiger) learn about Sir William (Charles Laughton) and chorus-girl Gladys (Lillian Bond) in The Old Dark House, 1932.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - Opening, Laid Siege To Khartoum Martial tones and bad news for the empire shape the opening credits to Zoltan Korda's The Four Feathers, 1939, the United Artists' production from the novel by A.E.W Mason.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - To Be A Soldier And A Coward Englishman Harry (John Clements), resigned from his army commission, confides to Dr. Sutton (Frederick Culley) that he believes his former comrades were correct to send him feathers signifying his cowardice, in Zoltan Korda's definitive 1939 version of A.E.W. Mason's novel, The Four Feathers.
Four Feathers, The (1939) - Go To The Devil Alone! Captain Durrance (Ralph Richardson) in the Sudan, coming-to but blinded by the sun, realizing his command has been wiped out, unaware that he's being rescued by his disguised and disgraced old friend Harry (John Clements) in Zoltan Korda's The Four Feathers, 1939. Korda's The Four Feathers, 1939.

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