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Jonathan Benair

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Arsenic and Old Lace

In 1941, director Frank Capra was at the peak of his profession with a string of critical and popular successes behind him, including The Bitter Tea of General Yen, Lady for a Day (which he would remake thirty years later as Pocketful of Miracles, hi…

By Jonathan Benair


Tunes of Glory

Two years after The Horse’s Mouth, in 1960, director Ronald Neame cast Alec Guinness in his film, Tunes of Glory, based on a book by James Kennaway.  The story concerns the battle for control of a peace-time Scottish battalion and the hearts a…

By Jonathan Benair

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The Horse's Mouth

Sir Alec Guinness is probably best known to current audiences as the venerable Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi in George Lucas’s blockbuster Star Wars trilogy and as John Le Carre’s implacable spy-master, George Smiley, in the popular TV adaptations o

By Jonathan Benair