The Blind Goddess (1948 film)

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]

The Blind Goddess
British pressbook
Directed byHarold French
Produced byHarold French
Written byMuriel Box
Sydney Box
Based onthe play by Patrick Hastings
StarringEric Portman
Anne Crawford
Hugh Williams
Michael Denison
Music byBernard Grun (as Dr. Bernard Grun)
CinematographyRay Elton
Edited byGordon Hales
Production
company
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
9 September 1948 (London) (UK)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Budget£143,000[1]
Box office£88,000 (by July 1953)[1]

Cast

Critical reception

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

  1. Andrew Spicer, Sydney Box Manchester Uni Press 2006 p 210
  2. "The Blind Goddess (1948)". BFI.
  3. David Parkinson. "The Blind Goddess". RadioTimes.
  4. "The Blind Goddess". TVGuide.com.
  5. "The Blind Goddess". britmovie.co.uk.
  6. "At the Embassy". 23 June 1949. Retrieved 10 June 2018 via NYTimes.com.


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