Man of Evil

Man of Evil

Phyllis Calvert
Director: Anthony Asquith Cast: Phyllis Calvert
Phyllis Calvert
, James Mason
James Mason
, Wilfred Lawson
Wilfred Lawson
Anthony Asquith

DVD (Black & White)



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: 05/15/2012
UPC: 0089859875526
Original Release: 1944
Source: Vci Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:47:00
Sales rank: 56,775

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Phyllis Calvert Fanny Hopwood
James Mason Lord Manderstoke
Wilfred Lawson Chunks
James Stewart 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 Actor
Helen Goss Actor
Peter Jones Actor
Virginia Kelly Actor
Maureen O'Brien Actor
John Turnbull Actor
Beryl Laverick Actor
Joan Rees Actor
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

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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