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Trio (1950, Ken Annakin and Harold French)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 18, 2017

Trio is a lopsided anthology of three W. Somerset Maugham short story adaptations. The first two segments, directed by Ken Annakin, are deliberate, thoughtful, wry comedies. The last one, directed by Harold French–and taking up over half the film’s runtime–is something of a traged read more

Quartet (1948, Ralph Smart, Harold French, Arthur Crabtree, and Ken Annakin)

The Stop Button Posted by Andrew Wickliffe on Aug 11, 2017

Quartet opens with what turns out to be a questionable introduction from source story author W. Somerset Maugham. In the rather stodgy introduction to the film–featuring adaptations of four personal favorites from Maugham’s extensive bibliography–Maugham indentifies adjectives critics have given read more

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