My Top Five: Films from 1939 by Philip French | Extra |

My sixth birthday was celebrated in August 1939, five days before the outbreak of war. By that time, I’d begun to make weekly visit to the pictures and embarked on what was to be a lifelong obsession with the cinema. I’d also committed to memory all 50 of that year’s Wills series of 50 Great Film Stars cigarette cards (God knows how many packets of cigarettes my father smoked to complete my collection) and so could reel off the names and birth places of the leading movie actors and actresses of the English-speaking world.

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