An account of the colourful life of the infamous British fascist Oswald Mosely, concentrating on the period between the end of WW1 and his imprisonment at the beginning of WW2.
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 Oswald 'Tom' Mosley (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Cimmie Curzon (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Bob Boothby (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Baba / ... (4 episodes, 1998)
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 Ramsay MacDonald (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Makin (3 episodes, 1998)
Windsor Davies ...
 David Lloyd George (3 episodes, 1998)
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 Fruity Metcalf (3 episodes, 1998)
Ken Jones ...
 J.H. Thomas (2 episodes, 1998)
Eric Allan ...
 Philip Snowden (2 episodes, 1998)
Roger May ...
 John Strachey (2 episodes, 1998)
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 Diana Guinness / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
Paul Ireland ...
 Alan Young (2 episodes, 1998)
Orlando Wells ...
 Cecil Beaton (2 episodes, 1998)
Arturo Venegas ...
 Count Grandi (2 episodes, 1998)
Berwick Kaler ...
 Arthur Henderson (2 episodes, 1998)
Stephen Gressieux ...
 Mussolini (2 episodes, 1998)
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An account of the colourful life of the infamous British fascist Oswald Mosely, concentrating on the period between the end of WW1 and his imprisonment at the beginning of WW2. Written by Simon Shearn <simon@frieth.demon.co.uk>

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A Black Eye On A Blackshirt
14 January 2005 | by (West Babylon, New York) – See all my reviews

This biographical/somewhat propagandist perspective of Sir Thomas 'Oswald' Mosley portrays Mosley as a "young man in a hurry" by day and a lecherous womanizing tomcat by night. Rebel with just cause(s), Mosley is transported from soldier to statesman to soldier, making marks in three political parties before finalizing to his own Fascist Party, presented much like a new reformer in an unreformed nation and with detailed programming that makes the film look much like a Biography Channel or History Channel-produced movie suitable for the Public Broadcasting System, Sundance and Independent Film Channels, or even late-night basic cable. But the movie does pose an image of an aristocratic hypocrite (He speaks as a Labour rep for lower working classes while dress in ritzy upper class garb and living at a manor house) or a contradiction usurer ("spheres A&B"), strewn with incidents of conflict with everybody he likes, loves, or respects. Mosley gets what he wants but doesn't get everything he needed.


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