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Title of the Film FIRE OVER ENGLAND
Alternative Titles L'INVINCIBLE ARMADA (France)
English Titles  
Year of Release 1937
Country of Origin UK
Language(s) English
Run Time (in minutes) 91
Length (in meters) 2515
Colour b/w
Genre Adventure, history, romance, war
Based on/Source Novel by A.E.W. Mason
Production Companies London Film Productions, Pendennis Pictures
Producer(s) Erich Pommer, Alexander Korda
Director William K. Howard
Cast Flora Robson, Raymond Massey, Leslie Banks, Laurence Olivier, Tamara Desni, Robert Newton, James Mason
Literature Picturegoer Weekly, 8 August 1936
Film-Start (Vienna), 15 August 1936
World Film News, August 1936
Kinematograph Weekly, 21 January 1937
Pariser Tageszeitung, 12 February 1937
Österreichische Film-Zeitung, 19 February 1937
Times, 26 February 1937
Jewish Chronicle, 26 February 1937
Film Weekly, 27 February 1937
Das Kino-Journal (Vienna), 27 February 1937
Punch, 3 March 1937
Spectator, 5 March 1937 (Graham Greene)
New York Times, 5 March 1937
Picturegoer Weekly, 13 March 1937
Monthly Film Bulletin, March 1937
London Mercury, April 1937
Sight and Sound, July 1937
Special notes Art direction by Lazare Meerson
Costumes: Rene Hubert
"Herr Pommer, the German producer, and Mr William K. Howard, the American director, of Mr Korda's great national Coronation-year picture of Elizabethan England, have done one remarkable thing: they have caught the very spirit of an English public-schoolmistress's vision of history." (Graham Greene)

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