The Man in Grey

The Man in Grey

Leslie Arliss (1943)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This rip-roaring costume drama thrilled war-weary audiences with its shameless depiction of the lawlessness and lasciviousness of Regency England. While it's unlikely to set pulses racing nowadays, it still stands up as an excellent example of the kind of bodice-ripping escapism churned out by Gainsborough Studios in the name of prestige. Directed with gusto by Leslie Arliss, the picture sags when the virtuous Phyllis Calvert and Stewart Granger are on screen, but from the moment Margaret Lockwood and James Mason take centre stage the action smoulders. Arliss, Lockwood and Mason went one better with The Wicked Lady two years later, but this is a fair warm-up.


An aristocratic girl extends the hand of charity to an impoverished friend - who responds by trying to steal her husband. Period drama, starring James Mason, Phyllis Calvert, Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Granger.

Cast & Crew

Rohan James Mason
Clarissa Phyllis Calvert
Hesther Shaw Margaret Lockwood
Rokeby Stewart Granger
Mrs Fitzherbert Nora Swinburne
Miss Patchett Martita Hunt
Prince Regent Raymond Lovell
Toby Harry Scott
Director Leslie Arliss
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteGuidance: Edited for violence.Available on: video and DVD