I came across Jonathan’s quote concerning her regard for the Ealing Studios film Dead of Night on the Birmingham Post website:
“This is a compilation of horror stories, filmed by some of the finest British directors of the 1940s. It culminates in the famous sequence in which Michael Redgrave excels as a ventriloquist taken over by his demonic dummy.”
I think I recall a mention of Dead of Night, specifically a reference to a character resembling Mervyn Johns from the film, in Touch of Love.
I’m in the throes of writing a book about the film for Auteur’s Devil’s Advocates series. Consequently I’d be extremely interested to learn more about just how much this film means to Jonathan.