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Glorious 39

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Glorious 39 is a British thriller, set in London and the idyllic Norfolk countryside when Britain stands on the brink of war. Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain, is at the forefront of the movement to appease Hitler whilst others, with Winston Churchill as their powerful figurehead, believe that war is essential to combat the Nazi threat.

The story is centred around the formidable Keyes family, who are determined to preserve their very traditional, English way of life in the midst of this political uncertainty.

The adopted, eldest sibling Anne is a budding young actress in love with Foreign Office official Lawrence. Anne's seemingly perfect, carefree life surrounded by friends and family, begins to dramatically unravel when she stumbles across secret recordings hidden by outside forces in the out-buildings of the family home. Whilst trying to uncover the origin of these recordings, a tangled web of dark secrets begins to unfurl, along with a growing sense of menace and betrayal.

As war breaks out Anne flees to London in an attempt to confirm her growing suspicions of evil at work. Only then does she begin to discover the true extent to which she has been betrayed.


Type of film
Running Time
130 mins
Stephen Poliakoff
Sara Geater, Lorraine Heggessy, Jane Wright, James Atherton, Andy Ordonez, Sheryl Crown, Laurie Hayward
Sara Geater, Lorraine Heggessy, Jane Wright, James Atherton, Andy Ordonez, Sheryl Crown, Laurie Hayward
Jason Krasucki
Stephen Poliakoff
Director of Photography
Danny Cohen
Production Designer
Mark Leese
Adrian Johnston
Principal Cast
Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Jenny Agutter, Hugh Bonneville, Charlie Cox, Corin Redgrave, David Tennant, Jeremy Northam, Christopher Lee

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Last updated 27th July 2009

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1939 Limited
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