Three Wicked Melodramas From Gainsborough Pictures (Criterion Collection)
Lush and racy costume dramas were the order of the day for England's Gainsborough Pictures in the 1940s, as seen in this three-disc collection. James Mason is "The Man In Grey" (1943), a cruel and self-centered 1800s nobleman who, desiring an heir, marries a poor teacher (Phyllis Calvert) but later has an affair with her best friend (Margaret Lockwood). Stewart Granger co-stars. Then, Lockwood skirts the law as "The Wicked Lady" (1945), a bored 17th-century aristocrat who is seduced into a life of crime by a roguish highwayman (Mason). With Patricia Roc, Michael Rennie, Griffith Jones. Also includes "Madonna Of The Seven Moons." 5 1/2 hrs. Standard; Soundtrack: English PCM mono.
- Leslie Arliss, Arthur Crabtree
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Phyllis Calvert, Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc, Griffith Jones, Stewart Granger, Michael Rennie, Raymond Lovell, Felix Aylmer, Martita Hunt, Enid Stamp Taylor, Jean Kent, Francis Lister, Emrys Jones, David Horne, Beatrice Varley, Muriel Aked, Aubrey Mallalieu