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Man of Evil

Overview

In this period drama from England, Fanny Hopwood Phyllis Calvert, upon graduating from finishing school, returns to her family's home in London. However, bad luck awaits her at nearly every turn. After her father is killed in a fist fight by the aristocratic but dastardly Lord Manderstoke James Mason, whose social standing saves him from prosecution, Fanny learns that he was not in fact her real father, and that she is actually the bastard daughter of a member of Parliament. Shortly after this revelation, Fanny's...
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Overview

In this period drama from England, Fanny Hopwood Phyllis Calvert, upon graduating from finishing school, returns to her family's home in London. However, bad luck awaits her at nearly every turn. After her father is killed in a fist fight by the aristocratic but dastardly Lord Manderstoke James Mason, whose social standing saves him from prosecution, Fanny learns that he was not in fact her real father, and that she is actually the bastard daughter of a member of Parliament. Shortly after this revelation, Fanny's mother dies, and Fanny receives yet another shock when she learns that her parents supported themselves by running a brothel. Now an orphan, Fanny is sent to live with her biological father, an uncomfortable situation made even more difficult thanks to the resentment of his wife and the couple's friendship with Lord Manderstoke, who has romantic designs on young Fanny. Fanny is able to take comfort in a budding romance with Harry Somerford Stewart Granger, her father's secretary, and a warm friendship with Chunks Wilfred Lawson, the family butler. However, Fanny's happiness with Harry may be short-lived, as her stepmother threatens to reveal the tragedy and scandal of her past. Based on the novel by Michael Sadleir, Fanny by Gaslight was released in the U. S. under the title Man of Evil.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/15/2012
  • UPC: 089859875526
  • Original Release: 1944
  • Source: Vci Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Academy Aperture (1.37:1)
  • Presentation: Black & White
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:47:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 15,926

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phyllis Calvert Fanny Hopwood
James Mason Lord Manderstoke
Wilfred Lawson Chunks
Stewart Granger Harry Somerford
Jean Kent Lucy Beckett
Margaretta Scott Alicia
Nora Swinburne Mrs. Hopwood
Cathleen Nesbitt Kate Somerford
Helen Haye Mrs. Somerford
John Laurie William Hopwood
Stuart Lindsell Clive Seymore
Amy Veness Mrs. Heaviside
Beresford Egan
Helen Goss
Peter Jones
Virginia Kelly
Maureen O'Brien
John Turnbull
Beryl Laverick
Joan Rees
Ann Wilton Carver
Guy le Feuvre Dr. Lowenthall
Ann Stephens Fanny as a Child
Technical Credits
Anthony Asquith Director
Arthur Alcott Production Manager
Edward Black Producer
John Bryan Art Director
Arthur Crabtree Cinematographer
R.E. Dearing Editor
Elizabeth Haffenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Louis Levy Musical Direction/Supervision
Doreen Montgomery Screenwriter
W.T. Partleton Makeup
B.C. Sewell Sound/Sound Designer
Aimee Stuart Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fanny by Gaslight
1. Chapter 1 [1:55]
2. Chapter 2 [7:24]
3. Chapter 3 [7:49]
4. Chapter 4 [13:45]
5. Chapter 5 [14:44]
6. Chapter 6 [10:27]
7. Chapter 7 [9:40]
8. Chapter 8 [9:47]
9. Chapter 9 [5:21]
10. Chapter 10 [8:53]
11. Chapter 11 [6:45]
12. Chapter 12 [6:11]
13. Chapter 13 [:17]
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Disc #1 -- Fanny by Gaslight
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