Tag Archives: Herbert Wilcox
They Flew Alone / Wings and the Woman (1942) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Robert Newton, Edward Chapman, Drama
Lilacs in the Spring (1954) Herbert Wilcox, Errol Flynn, Anna Neagle, David Farrar, Fantasy, Comedy, Romance
The Man Who Wouldn’t Talk (1958) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Anthony Quayle, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Crime, Drama
Picking up where Victoria the Great (1937) left off, this sequel to the 1937 film has Anna Neagle return to the role of Queen Victoria in another colorful account of the revered British monarch’s reign.
Nell Gwyn (1934) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Cedric Hardwicke, Jeanne De Casalis, Drama, Romance, History
Maytime in Mayfair (1949) Herbert Wilcox, Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Peter Graves, Musical, Romance
Anna Neagle is a WWII WREN–-the counterpart of the American WAVE–-who encounters Michael Wilding in a blacked-out Piccadilly during an air raid. They get married and have a two-day honeymoon before she is sent to Singapore. The ship in which she leaves the doomed-fortress of Singapore is torpedoed, with all hands posted as drowned. Not quite. She’s cast away on an unknown South Sea island for three years with a company of sailors. Wilding, unaware of this circumstance, marries again, this time to an American girl, and they have a child. And, then, Anna returns.
Anna Neagle, Sylvia Syms. Poor Anna just can’t seem to ‘straighten out’ her delinquent daughter. Her path eventually leads to crime, rebellion, death, and redemption. Her sleazy boryfriend leads her down a path of moral ineptitude. Good performance by Syms.