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At 21, Mills' private life was of wider interest than her career as a former child star, as this timely and telling interview discovers.
Inside Film 1967 25 mins
The daughter of John Mills and a noted child star, Hayley Mills was interviewed aged 21. She had become involved with director Roy Boulting, who was 30 years older, and Braden deals in depth with the ensuing media coverage. Fidgety and abrasive, she objects to some of the more personal questions, but addresses typecasting and considers the future (which would see her prosper in film and TV).
Behind the Camera
News 1972 3 mins Location: Torquay
Writer and Director Ken Russell explains his brush with The Devils.
Inside Film 1967 30 mins
Pith and politics from the brilliant, unpredictable comedian who declares proudly, "I find myself unable to learn anything."
Non-Fiction 1936 22 mins
A laudatory item on the mid-1930s British film industry makes this issue of the cinemagazine fascinating for film fans.
Non-Fiction 1939 21 mins
Charlie Chaplin relaxes on the tennis court in this potted history of Hollywood, which looks back fondly to the early days of film, in a world on the brink of war.
Anthology 1937 22 mins
Hollywood has more than just celebrated stars: its industry is respectable and prosperous, says Leslie Howard.
Short documentary 2016 2 mins
The champion of BFI's Shakespeare on Film season introduces Akira Kurosawa's great Macbeth adaptation.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.