(1963) It starred Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson & Russ Tamblyn. You've seen haunted house movies before, but the acting here is excellent, the story is layered and the atmosphere is genuinely unnerving. With only a few fancy (for the era) special effects, this movie uses your own imagination to get to you. It's the blueprint for ghost movies that followed. The remake was all about Fx. This is about your fear.
The horseman was a Hessian mercenary sent to the shores by German princes to keep Americans under the yoke of England. But unlike his compatriots, who came for money, the horseman came for love of carnage.
'This Happy Breed' (1944) British film based on the Noel Coward play chronicles a working class London family between the two world wars (1919-1939). Although the clan endures such hardships as class strife and labor conflicts, these troubles are balanced by the joy of being part of a loving family. The film is also a portrait of the economy and politics of Great Britain in the 1920s and 30s as well as showing the advances in technology.