This gripping biography tells how with extraordinary ambition, enterprise and showmanship, Alexander Korda established in Britain a film industry that rivalled Hollywood, built Europe's biggest studio, and created world-class stars, including Charles Laughton and Vivien Leigh.
*In 1664, the musketeer D'Artagnan rode beside a heavily-armoured carriage as it rumbled slowly southwards from Paris, carrying his great friend Nicolas Foucquet to internal exile and life imprisonment in the fortress of Pignerol.
The author knew little about his mother's father - only that he had been a military surveyor who mapped great swathes of... Læs mere
Fifty years on, "The Third Man" remains one of the most critically acclaimed British films ever made. But little has ever been written about the film and its making. This book uses a wide range of material to deliver a fast-paced story about the making of this classic.