Speaking of Martita Hunt, I finally watched THE FAN
(1949) today and was just blown away by this version.
Starring Madeleine Carroll as the mysterious adventuress Mrs. Erlynne, and Jeanne Crain at the height of her loveliness as Lady Windermere. George Sanders plays a heck of a good old man in the prologue, I think because there was something of the curmudgeon in him in the first place, he's excellent as the elderly Lord Darlington. Richard Greene is a less stodgy Arthur Windermere than I've ever seen, and of course, Martita was on hand for another deliciously gossipy performance. If I were making a movie with her, I'd insist her scenes be cut from the final film for fear of her stealing the show.
Madeleine Carroll was absolutely brilliant as Mrs. Erlynne, she holds the entire movie together, and looks stunning. She is the thread that runs through the whole thing, and I found her charming as can be. The movie boasts incredibly good production values, that make you want to fall into this film, and also some great age makeup. Everything about it was top notch, and I'll most certainly be going back to watch again and again.