An Inspector Calls For Stephen Daldry’s 1992 production, influenced by expressionism and film noir, Ian MacNeil suggested the collision of eras and classes in Priestley’s drama, written towards the end of the second world war but set in 1912. The precarious home of a bourgeois family was perched on stilts; its walls swung open like those of a doll’s house; its proportions were skewed, its inhabitants seeming to bulge out of it. Outside, children played in a bombed-out street.
'An Inspector Calls' (1954) British film based on a famous stage play and set in the year 1912, a well off English family at dinner is interrupted by a police inspector (Alastair Sim) who brings news that a girl known to everyone present has died in suspicious circumstances. Through a series of flashbacks, it is revealed that each family member could have had a hand in her death. But who is the mysterious Inspector and what can he want of them ?