Cl N EMA: The New Pictures


Dunkirk (Ealing; M-G-M). Blimey! 'Ow could 'e do it? 'Ere's this bloke, see, this Mike Balcon—'e ain't no bloody amateur when there's a camera abaht. 'E did aowl' Alec's Lavender Hill Mob, an' with not much 'elp neither, financially so to speak, and they're sayin' 'e's brilliant, 'e's got it made. A ruddy, stained-glass genius, that's what they called 'im. 'E's no genius, 'e's a bloody miracle worker. 'E's taken the evacuation at Dunkirk—their finest hour, like the aowl' boy said, an' the greatest military operation in the 'aowl' bloomin' 'istory of military warfare—an' 'e's got official films and records,...

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