Ealing may well be better known for its Ealing Comedy series but this quadruple set of films are excellent from direction to acting. These period films somewhat represent old post war Britain with the quaint traditions, pleasantness and Received Pronounciation accents and dialogue. Certainly a trip down memory lane. All of the films are well acted and interesting though personal taste is fundemental in liking any of them. I wont go into the storylines as they are best watched with no preconcieved ideas. My favourite in this series has to be Dead of Night. It is with true credit that the acting and direction of this film make it a Ealing classic. Without resorting to blood and guts effects, it conveys the real sense of intrigue and supernatural happenings that does keep you entertained throughout the film. It is more ghost story than horror, but thats fine in my opinion. Unlike a lot of modern Hollywod films, it not pretending anything other and it is not altering history in favour of the American Empire! I would recommend this series to anyone interested in the genre of Ealing films.
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