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The Man in Grey (Film Trailer)

Gainsborough melodrama trailer, starring the most desirable cast of the period.

Promotional 1943 3 mins Silent


Who wouldn't go weak at the knees for Stewart Granger? Not many people, judging by the UK box-office figures at the time. Add James Mason, Margaret Lockwood, Phyllis Calvert and you get a gold-plated cast capable of turning heads and filling cinema seats. Calvert and Lockwood play two women whose tragically joined destinies are unveiled from the start by a fortune-teller.

The Man in Grey rejuvenated Gainsborough studios at the height of WWII, and helped turn melodrama into a hugely popular genre as people sought escapism and glamour over patriotism and propaganda.