Edna Best

  • Brian Desmond Hurst – Prison Without Bars (1938)

    1931-1940Brian Desmond HurstCrimeDramaUnited Kingdom

    Suzanne, Renee, Nina and Marta all hate being in prison, being slapped and treated badly, and so all the girls are trying to escape. Madame Appel just causes chaos all the time, with her harsh manners. When Yvonne with her free-thinking ways is put in charge of the school for misbehaving girls, and asks them to tell her their complaints, they don’t believe her at first. Yvonne is in love and about to marry the establishment’s doctor, and it does not help that one teenage girl falls for him – and is corresponded. It’s a hard life for the girls, and for the new female warden.Read More »

  • Alfred Hitchcock – The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

    1931-1940Alfred HitchcockThrillerUnited Kingdom

    Bob (Leslie Banks) and Jill Lawrence (Edna Best) are on a winter sports holiday with their teenage daughter. When their friend Louis Bernard is shot whilst dancing with Jill, he tells Bob of an assassination about to take place in London.

    Fearing that their plot will be revealed, the assassins kidnap their daughter in order to keep the Lawrence’s quiet.
    Bob and Jill return to London and take matters into their own hands.
    In this movie we can beside Leslie Banks and Edna Best also see Peter Lorre.Read More »

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