A collection of pre-1975 films in which a woman's voice-over plays a memorable role. In some cases, it's a brief intro or a haunting passage (Rebecca, Jealousy, Vertigo). Or perhaps it's one narrative among several (Lydia, The Locket, Dead of Night). And occasionally a woman's narration weaves through the entire film, giving us access to her interior world (Brief Encounter, Raw Deal).
This list was partially inspired by a discussion on a recent Ask Eddie Muller segment and tweet queries by Anna Biller and Frederik on Film. I brainstormed the core of this list, but I also incorporated some films from the replies to the tweets above and from this BAMFA film series. Let me know if there are any others I ought to add!