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    This is my favourite British film and believe I have seen plenty. This is James Mason playing an old man at a time when he was the glamour boy of British Cinema. That scores points but the film itself is excellent with great camerawork by Bernard Knowles that produces an atmospheric feeling of otherwordlyness.

    Throw in Edie Martin, Dennis Price, Ernest Thesiger as Dr Marsham, Margaret Lockwood and Barbara Mullen and you have British Cinema at it's best.

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    I quite like the film but the casting of James Mason as an old man really unbalanced it for me - I kept assuming that there was going to be a flashback sequence involving him. Since there isn't, (IIRC) it just seemed a pointless gimmick.

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    i agree and would be interested in members opinions myself having only read the story!

    A Place of One's Own (1945)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycad
    i agree and would be interested in members opinions myself having only read the story!

    A Place of One's Own (1945)
    A long time since I've watched it. My only memories are that it wasn't as eerie as I'd hoped (rather a standard Gainsborough melodrama) and that Mason looked ridiculous and unconvincing in his aged role.

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    i've just bought this thanks to captain waggetts help!

    has anybody seen this film AND the 'mystery and imagination' version? how do they compare?

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    I will get round to watching it at some point, for Margaret...!

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