The Blind Goddess (1948 film)

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The Blind Goddess
"The Blind Goddess" (1948).jpg
British pressbook
Directed by Harold French
Produced by Harold French
Written by Muriel Box
Sydney Box
Based on the play by Patrick Hastings
Starring Eric Portman
Anne Crawford
Hugh Williams
Michael Denison
Music by Bernard Grun (as Dr. Bernard Grun)
Cinematography Ray Elton
Edited by Gordon Hales
Production
company
Distributed by General Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
9 September 1948 (London) (UK)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £143,000[1]
Box office £88,000 (by July 1953)[1]

The Blind Goddess is a 1948 British drama film directed by Harold French and starring Eric Portman, Anne Crawford and Hugh Williams.[2] A secretary sets out to his expose his boss, Lord Brasted, for embezzlement. It was based on a popular play by noted barrister Patrick Hastings.[3][4] Claire Bloom made her screen debut in the film. [5]

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

The New York Times wrote, "Justice, the poets have it, is a blind goddess...But the (film), which arrived at the Forty-second Street Embassy yesterday, illustrates that justice is not blind precisely but merely myopic and rather routine" ;[6] while TV Guide noted, "good performances help keep this rather stagy and stiff adaptation moving." [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Andrew Spicer, Sydney Box Manchester Uni Press 2006 p 210
  2. ^ "The Blind Goddess (1948)". BFI. 
  3. ^ David Parkinson. "The Blind Goddess". RadioTimes. 
  4. ^ a b "The Blind Goddess". TVGuide.com. 
  5. ^ "The Blind Goddess". britmovie.co.uk. 
  6. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9D00EEDF113CE23BBC4B51DFB0668382659EDE

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