Cuttings book

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 FRD1/6/3/28
  • Dates of Creation
      21 Jan-8 Oct 1954
  • Physical Description
      4 pieces: hardback volume and 3 loose cuttings.

Scope and Content

Entitled "Lease of Life" and containing cuttings relating to this film in which RD played country parson William Thorne. Directed by Charles Frend, the film was originally to be called West Window and it is referred to by this title in some of the cuttings. Topics covered include: RD's return to films after three years absence; the progress of filming; and a few of the earliest reviews. Includes 3 loose pieces, apparently unrelated to the main content of the volume: 2 cuttings from an American newspaper relating to RD's nephew Peter Donat; and a cutting from the listings section of the Radio Times which includes a reference to RD.