I Love a Man in Uniform

The 1940s novels of Patrick Hamilton are marinaded in seediness and booze — but within them is one of the clearest and darkest portrayals of British fascism.

1945: German born film director, John Brahm, filming the American actor Laird Cregar (1916 - 1944) in ‘Hangover Square’, loosely adapted from the novel by Patrick Hamilton. (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

Described as a ‘glamour girl’, Netta, the femme fatale of Patrick Hamilton’s Hangover Square, takes exception. ‘Oh no, a fireside girl,’ she replies. ‘A fireside girl, definitely.’ Eighty years after Hangover Square was published, playwright and novelist Patrick Hamilton is best known for his exponential whisky consumption and masterful depiction of pubs — but his […]

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