Mrs Miniver

Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon survive the Blitz in Mrs Miniver (1942).Churchill reckoned it was ‘worth six war divisions’ and Goebbels considered it an ‘exemplary propaganda film’, but to Lillian Hellman it was‘a piece of junk’

When Mussolini came knocking on Hollywood’s door

29 March 2014 9:00 am

John Ford was the first of the five famous Hollywood film directors to go to war. He went expecting to…

Mrs Bridge and Mr Bridge, by Evan S. Connell - review

8 June 2013 9:00 am

A policeman encountering Mrs Bridge on the home furnishings floor of a Kansas City department store recognises her at once…