They Came to a City + talk

Basil Dearden
Running Time
78 mins

Having perished in an air raid, a bunch of 1940s folks (John Clements, Googie Withers, Raymond Huntley and Renee Gadd) pitch up at the gates of a mysterious city and describe what they hope it will be like. An intriguing if rather talky and, inevitably, stagey adaptation of a J.B. Priestley play, Basil Dearden‘s 1944 film also includes a cameo by Priestley himself.

It’s on screen as part of the Cities, Future Cities and Film season and will be followed by a talk on war-time visions of the future in Britain.


By robin askew, Monday, Sep 16 2019

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