“A Girl Alone in a man's World”

  title={“A Girl Alone in a man's World”},
  author={Melanie Williams},
  journal={Feminist Media Studies},
  pages={108 - 95}
War films were one of British cinema's mainstays throughout the 1950s, and one of the most iconic of the cycle is Ice Cold in Alex (1958). This particular film overturned some of the already familiar conventions of the genre, not least by allowing a female character, the nursing sister Diana Murdoch (played by Sylvia Syms), to play a more important role than women were usually granted. This article deploys close textual analysis to examine the representation of Diana, and suggests how this… 
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