The 50 British movies that impressed a younger Martin Scorsese | Movie

When the film-maker Edgar Wright advised his hero Martin Scorsese he’d “at all times been curious as to what a few of your favorite British movies have been rising up”, the good director responded with this record of mid-Twentieth century gems.

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Anthony Asquith (1927)

Anthony Asquith (1928)

Temporary Ecstasy
Edmond T Gréville (1937)

Went the Day Effectively?
Alberto Cavalcanti (1942)

The Man in Gray
Leslie Arliss (1943)

The Midway Home
Basil Dearden (1944)

This Comfortable Breed
David Lean (1944)

The Seventh Veil
Compton Bennett (1945)

Lifeless of Evening
Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer (1945)

Madonna of the Seven Moons
Arthur Crabtree (1945)

Pink String and Sealing Wax
Robert Hamer (1945)

Inexperienced for Hazard
Sidney Gilliat (1946)

A poster for The Seventh Veil (1946). {Photograph}: Everett Assortment Inc/Alamy

It At all times Rains on Sunday
Robert Hamer (1947)

Uncle Silas
Charles Frank (1947)

Hue and Cry
Charles Crichton (1947)

To the Public Hazard
Terence Fisher (1948)

The Queen of Spades
Thorold Dickinson (1949)

The Blue Lamp
Basil Dearden (1950)

So Lengthy on the Honest
Terence Fisher, Antony Darnborough (1950)

The Sound Barrier
David Lean (1952)

Stolen Face
Terence Fisher (1952)

Alexander Mackendrick (1952)

Esmond Knight, Guy Middleton and Alfred Drayton in The Halfway House (1944).
Esmond Knight, Man Middleton and Alfred Drayton in The Midway Home (1944). {Photograph}: TCD/Prod.DB/Alamy

Terence Fisher (1953)

4 Sided Triangle
Terence Fisher (1953)

The Good Die Younger
Lewis Gilbert (1954)

Yield to the Evening
J Lee Thompson (1956)

Nowhere to Go
Seth Holt (1958)

The Snorkel
Man Inexperienced (1958)

Basil Dearden (1959)

The Flesh and the Fiends
John Gilling (1960)

Style of Worry
Seth Holt (1961)

The Innocents
Jack Clayton (1961)

Station Six Sahara
Seth Holt (1962)

Errol John and John Hawkins in Guns at Batasi (1964).
Errol John and John Hawkins in Weapons at Batasi (1964). {Photograph}: Alamy

Evening of the Eagle
Sidney Hayers (1962)

The Damned
Joseph Losey (1963)

The Mindbenders
Basil Dearden (1963)

The Pumpkin Eater
Jack Clayton (1964)

Weapons at Batasi
John Guillermin (1964)

The Nanny
Seth Holt (1965)

A post for The Nanny, starring Bette Davis (1965).
A put up for The Nanny, starring Bette Davis (1965). {Photograph}: TCD/Prod.DB/Alamy

A Excessive Wind in Jamaica
Alexander Mackendrick (1965)

Plague of the Zombies
John Gilling (1966)

Quatermass and the Pit
Roy Ward Baker (1967)

Whistle and I’ll Come To You
Jonathan Miller (1968)

The Satan Rides Out
Terence Fisher (1968)

Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde
Roy Ward Baker (1971)

The Asphyx
Peter Newbrook (1972)

The Legend of Hell Home
John Hough (1973)

José Ramón Larraz (1974)

The Lengthy Good Friday
John Mackenzie (1980)

The Lonely Ardour of Judith Hearne
Jack Clayton (1987)

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