Alastair Sim as Inspector Poole in the 1954 film 'An Inspector Calls' (known as Inspector Goole in the book.) Directed by Guy Hamilton, written for the screen by Desmond Davis, it is based upon a 1945 play of the same name by J.
8 8 An Inspector Calls, with set, costume and lighting design by Ian MacNeil and Rick Fisher, opened at the National Theatre in 1992. JB Priestley’s play was directed by Stephen Daldry. MacNeil said: ‘We used the idea that a performance can exist in three time periods simultaneously’