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Date: 1933
Type: Drama
Rating: 4 Stars 4/5
Colour: Yes
Director: Frank Lloyd
Producer: Frank Lloyd

This film follows the lives of a wealthy London family and their servants from 1899 through to 1933, covering the events of the Boer war, the loss of the Titanic and World War 1. This film reflects the changing social conditions in England in the early 20th century, particularly the class differences. As an early talkie version of a stage play the production is dated in places, but some of the scenes, especially those with Diana Wynyard are powerful and poignant. Diana Wynyard was the frst British actress to receive an Oscar Nomination for her performance in this film. .


Diana WynyardDiana Wynyard
Clive BrookClive Brook
Una O'ConnorUna O'Connor
Herbert Mundin
Beryl MercerBeryl Mercer
Ursula JeansUrsula Jeans
Margaret Lindsay
Irene Browne
Tempe Pigott
Merle Tottenham
Frank Lawton
John Warburton
Billy Bevan
Desmod Roberts


Won Best Picture
Won Best Director - Frank Lloyd
Nomination Best Actress - Diana Wynyard


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