Powell Before Pressburger
Powell cut his teeth making low-budget films under the British ‘quota’ system from 1931-36.
All of the surviving titles from this period of Powell's career have been remastered by the BFI National Archive; we present a selection of them below.
Crime193667 minsDirector: Michael Powell
Patric Knowles stars as a naïve young man who becomes embroiled in the murderous, money-hungry scheming of his boss’s wife, in Michael Powell’s stylish proto-film noir.
Comedy193470 minsDirector: Michael Powell
Michael Powell’s sprightly comedy about a freeloading charmer who romances the daughter of a wealthy petrol station owner.