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Brian Desmond Hurst – Sensation (1936)

John Lodge plays a reporter who is one of what is known as the Murder Gang.As soon as a murder occurs he and journalists from other papers descend on the town where the homicide occurred and prey like vultures on the surrounding populace in order to feed their editors the scraps of information.Lodge professes to dislike his ocucpation but nevertheless participates in it fully.He goes to the wife of one of the suspects and manages to extort love letters out of her in return for legal assistance.He witholds evidence from the police. Read More »

Brian Desmond Hurst – Scrooge AKA A Christmas Carol [+Commentary] (1951)

Synopsis:
Stubbornly refusing to believe in Christmas and to be separated from his inexhaustible wealth, the Victorian money lender and parsimonious recluse, Ebenezer Scrooge, can’t be bothered with the poor and destitute at the most festive time of the year. Intent on spending the holy night alone, instead, the sceptical curmudgeon is visited by an unexpected and sympathetic friend, who will pave the way for the inevitable visitation of the otherworldly spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. But, what do the pale ghosts want? Can a wicked old miser admit the error in his ways, and embrace change? In the end, is Scrooge ready to love and be loved? Read More »