This is a place to celebrate the best and worst of British cinema. Whether that be the joys of Powell & Pressburger, Ealing Studios and Hammer's horrors - or the perils of 1934's 'The Secret of the Loch' (in which the Loch Ness Monster was played by a back-projected iguana).
We will be reviewing films and publishing essays on some of the more obscure elements of British cinema, and celebrating the works of long forgotten actors, actresses and directors. We will also be musing on such topics as "Who else would have made a good James Bond?" and "Which Gainsborough Girl would have won in a cat fight?".
We chose our title on the simple grounds that the Rank Organisation were behind almost every major film maker in the UK: Ealing Studios; Gainsborough; Launder & Gilliat; Powell & Pressburger; Two Cities; David Lean; and the Carry On films - all in part owed their success to the Rank Organisation.
So if your idea of a sex symbol is Jean Kent ...
... think David Farrar would have made the perfect Mr Darcy ...
... or like to play 'Spot Sam Kydd' ...
|The Captive Heart (1946) left to right: Jack Warner, Sam Kydd & Jimmy Hanley.|
... then read on!