Stephen Dalby

Born: 8 December 1910, Wiltshire
Died: 5 November 2008

Highlighted works

  • It Always Rains on Sunday

    It Always Rains on Sunday

    An escaped convict seeks refuge in his ex-girlfriend’s house in Robert Hamer’s tense melodrama.

  • That Kind of Girl

    That Kind of Girl

    This old-fashioned cautionary tale was spiced up for modern youth with a sprinkling of beatnik jazz dens and Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament marches in order to create an intelligent and finely-tuned drama.

  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    In this key film of the 1960s British New Wave, class tensions surface as borstal boy Tom Courtenay competes in a cross-country race against public-school rivals.

  • The Pleasure Girls

    The Pleasure Girls

    Three young professional women experience the highs and lows of Swinging London.

  • A Hard Day's Night

    A Hard Day's Night

    Richard Lester’s film charts a fictionalised day in the life of The Beatles, back in the UK after conquering America, and on the run from their fans.

  • Lunch Hour

    Lunch Hour

    Simmering tensions and sexual conflict abound in John Mortimer’s screen adaptation of his own stage play, centred around an office affair.

  • Alfie

    Alfie

    Michael Caine sealed his screen stardom with this memorable portrayal of a cockney womaniser whose exploits seemingly typified the sexual freedoms of Swinging 60s London.

  • Zulu

    Zulu

    A thoughtful account of British soldiers’ heroic defence of an outpost against vastly superior Zulu forces in 1879, famed for its gripping battle sequences.

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