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  • The Best Of Ealing Collection [DVD] The Best Of Ealing Collection | DVD | (03/11/2014) from £15.00  |  Saving you £19.99 (57.10%)  |  RRP £34.99

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  • Whisky Galore - Digitally Remastered (80 Years of Ealing) [DVD] Whisky Galore - Digitally Remastered (80 Years of Ealing) | DVD | (08/08/2011) from £8.48  |  Saving you £7.51 (47.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Whisky Galore! ranks among the most popular and best-loved of Ealing Studio’s comedies, included on the British Film Institute’s list of the 100 Best British films of the 20th Century. When a ship carrying 50,000 cases of whisky runs aground, the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation to replenish their depleted supplies. Only an English Home Guard captain, brilliantly played by Basil Greenwood, stands in their way. The first film from Ealing stalwart Alexander Mackendrick, who went on to direct The Ladykillers and The Man In The White Suit, Whisky Galore! is a 100% proof comedy classic, now digitally restored and remastered to its former glory.

  • The Lady Vanishes [Blu-ray] The Lady Vanishes | Blu Ray | (19/01/2015) from £8.29  |  Saving you £6.70 (44.70%)  |  RRP £14.99

    One of cinema’s greatest auteurs Alfred Hitchcock's six-decade career generated an unmissable run of suspense-packed thrillers strongly characterised by macabre plots and twist endings. Made in 1938 this classic comedy-thriller was arguably his most popular and significant pre-war feature and one of the films that helped pave his way to Hollywood success. Featuring a whimsically suspenseful script from Launder and Gilliat The Lady Vanishes boasts one of the all-time great ensemble casts and is featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Intrigue and espionage abound when a young woman travelling aboard a transcontinental express train strikes up an acquaintance with a charming elderly English governess who then disappears without a trace. Is the young woman hallucinating or is something altogether more sinister afoot..? Special Features: Introduction by Charles Barr Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery PDF Material

  • Kenneth More Collection Kenneth More Collection | DVD | (15/10/2007) from £14.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Affable bright and breezy Kenneth More epitomised the traditional English virtues of fortitude and fun. At the height of his fame in the 1950s he was Britain's most popular film star and had appeared in a string of box office hits including Genevieve (1953) Doctor in the House (1954) Reach for the Sky (1956) and A Night to Remember (1958). Like many British actors he commuted between film and theatre and steadily became of or Britain's most treasured actors. This 8 disc collection celebrates some of his greatest work. Films include: Chance of a Lifetime (1950): The workers in a small plough factory take over the firm but when a large order falls through the old management come back to help out. Genevieve (1953): Two friends race their vintage cars on the annual London to Brighton rally. But once they place a 'friendly' wager on who will win the race the competitive juices start flowing! Genevieve is the name of one of the cars which like her competitor runs into one problem after another. A Night to Remember (1958): Based on the best selling book by Walter Lord this is the true story of the R.M.S. Titanic which struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Europe to New York in 1912. The Galloping Major (1951): An elderly pet shop owner who sets up a scheme to buy ""Montana Mist "" a race horse who promises to finish in the money. When the animals are switched at an auction his lifelong dream comes crashing down - unless the old glue horse he has purchased turns out to be more than meets the eye. North West Frontier (1959): Captain Scott (More) is sent by the British Governor in India to rescue a five year old Hindu prince and his American governess (Bacall) when a rebellion breaks out among the tribesmen. Pursued by the abductors the trio commandeer a derelict steam train to take them 300 miles through the mountains to safety... Reach for the Sky (1956): A story of one man's indomitable courage and endurance. As a young sports-loving Pilot Officer Douglas Bader loses both legs in a flying accident. Not only does he overcome his devastating disability; he goes on to become a Battle of Britain ace. Eventually Bader is shot down and imprisoned in Germany. In 1945 when three hundred aircraft fly in triumph over London led by a solitary Spitfire the honour of leading the fly-past goes to Douglas Bader. This is the story of one of the few to whom so many owed so much.

  • Unpublished Story [1942] Unpublished Story | DVD | (08/02/2010) from £5.75  |  Saving you £2.66 (20.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Richard Greene and Valerie Hobson star in this British wartime spy thriller set in London's Docklands during the Blitz of 1940. War correspondent Bob Randall (Richard Greene) returns to England from Dunkirk with a powerful story of Nazi atrocities committed during the Blitzkrieg - and a stark warning about the traitors who aided the Germans in their conquest of Europe.

  • Millions Like Us [DVD] Millions Like Us | DVD | (20/07/2015) from £6.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (47.70%)  |  RRP £12.99

    When shy working-class girl Celia Crowson (Roc) is called up for war service during World War Two, she dreams of a glamorous job in one of the services. But as a young unmarried woman, she is given a position in a local factory manufacturing aircraft parts. There she makes friends with other girls from very different social backgrounds, and begins a tentative relationship with a young airman, Fred Blake (Gordon Jackson).

  • Three Films By Somerset Maugham - Trio / Encore / Quartet Three Films By Somerset Maugham - Trio / Encore / Quartet | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £14.66  |  Saving you £10.33 (41.30%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Three Films By Somerset Maugham: Trio Encore and Quartet (3 Discs)

  • The Best Of Ealing Collection [DVD] The Best Of Ealing Collection | DVD | (06/10/2008) from £12.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (51.40%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Titles Comprise: Kind Hearts And Coronets: Set in the stately Edwardian era Kind Hearts And Coronets is black comedy at is best with the most articulate and literate of all Ealing screenplays. Sir Alec Guinness gives a virtuoso performance in his Ealing comedy debut playing all eight victims standing between a mass-murderer and his family fortune. Considered by some to be Ealing's most perfect achievement of all the Ealing films. The Ladykillers director Alexander Mackendrick's third Ealing farce is the final comedy produced by the famous British studio and one of its most celebrated. Like the equally applauded Kind Hearts And Coronets the film is more sophisticated and blacker in tone than typically lighthearted Ealing fare (such as Mackendrick's Whiskey Galore!). Alec Guinness stars as the superbly shifty toothily threatening Professor Marcus the leader of a crime ring planning a heist. Marcus rents rooms from a sweet eccentric old lady Mrs. Wilberforce (Katie Johnson) in her crooked London house. The professor and his co-conspirators blowhard Major Courtney (Cecil Parker) creepily suave Louis (Herbert Lom) chubby Harry (Peter Sellers) and muscleman One-Round (Danny Green) pose as an unlikely string quartet using the rooms for rehearsal. Dodging Mrs. Wilberforce's constant interruptions the hoods hit upon the idea to use her in the daring daylight robbery (filmed in and around London's King's Cross station). When the old girl discovers the truth Marcus and company cannot persuade her to stay buttoned up about it and thus decide to do her in. Accompanied by a noirish cacophony of screeching trains parrots and little old ladies at afternoon tea a series of unlikely events builds to the hilarious surprising finale. The Man In The White Suit: Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) works quietly at Michael Corland's (Michael Gough) textile mill until his mysterious costly lab experiment is discovered. Fired by Corland Stratton takes a menial job at Alan Birnley's (Cecil Parker) mill in order to continue his work on the sly. When Daphne (Joan Greenwood) Corland's fianc''e and Birnley's daughter discovers his secret she threatens to expose Stratton. The desperate scientist reveals to Daphne that he has invented an indestructible cloth that never gets dirty. Close to realizing his vision Stratton celebrates by having a white suit made of the fabric (because it repels dye). The trouble however is just beginning. The lowly mill workers (who spout market economics in rough accents) fear for their jobs while the mill owners led by the decrepit Godfather-esque Sir John Kierlaw (Ernest Thesiger) worry about their profits. Passport To Pimlico: An archaic document found in a bombsite reveals that the London district of Pimlico has for centuries technically been part of France. The local residents embrace their new found continental status seeing it as a way to avoid the drabness austerity and rationing of post-war England. The authorities do not however share their enthusiasm... The Lavender Hill Mob: Mr. Holland (Alec Guinness) has supervised the bank's bullion run for years. He is fussy and unnecessarily overprotective but everyone knows he is absolutely trustworthy. And so on the day the bullion truck is robbed he is the last person to be suspected. But there is another side to Mr. Holland; he is also Dutch the leader of the Lavender Hill Mob.

  • The Winslow Boy [DVD] [1948] The Winslow Boy | DVD | (06/04/2009) from £8.59  |  Saving you £7.40 (46.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Yellow Rose Royce We Dive At Dawn) and adapted from the seminal play by Terence Rattigan (The Browning Version The Deep Blue Sea Separate Tables) The Winslow Boy is a classic tale of standing up to bureaucracy and one family''s testing fight for justice. Based on real life events The Winslow Boy follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet who is accused of robbery then expelled from his academy. On returning home his father becomes determined to clear his name and prove his innocence after what he considers an unfair internal enquiry. During his pursuit for justice the case eventually reaches The House Of Commons to cause public outcry and a political furore. A thoroughly British searing drama about the conquest for truth and the sacrifices that come with it The Winslow Boy still retains its ability to move audiences with its poignant and powerful story telling.

  • Unpublished Story [DVD] Unpublished Story | DVD | (06/07/2015) from £6.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (50.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Wartime spy thriller. Richard Greene stars as war correspondent Bob Randall, who returns from Dunkirk to report on Nazi atrocities committed during the Blitzkrieg, and to deliver a stark warning about the traitors who aided the Germans in their conquest of Europe. He is outraged to discover that the 'People for Peace Society' in England are campaigning to appease the Germans, and tries to expose them for the fools they are - only to have his newspaper stories censored by Home Security. As the Blitz rages in London, Randall and fellow journalist Carol Bennett (Valerie Hobson) uncover an even more sinister side to the Society. Do they have advance knowledge of German bombing raids? And who is really controlling them?

  • Passport To Pimlico (SPECIAL EDITION) [Blu-ray] Passport To Pimlico (SPECIAL EDITION) | Blu Ray | (11/06/2012) from £11.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (42.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    An archaic document found in a bombsite reveals that the London district of Pimlico has for centuries technically been part of France. The local residents embrace their new found continental status, seeing it as a way to avoid the drabness, austerity and rationing of post-war England. The authorities do not, however, share their enthusiasm...A whimsical and charming British film, 'Passport To Pimlico' is one of the finest examples of the classic Ealing comedies.

  • Whisky Galore Whisky Galore | DVD | (10/10/2005) from £5.32  |  Saving you £14.67 (73.40%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A Highland fling on a tight little island! The Scottish islanders of Todday bypass war time rationing and delight in smuggling cases of their favourite tipple from a wrecked ship... Basil Radford stars as the teetotal English official who is totally unable to comprehend the significance of whisky to the islanders. Marvellously detailed and well played it firmly established the richest Ealing vein with the common theme of a small group triumphing over a more powerful opponent.

  • Passport To Pimlico (SPECIAL EDITION) [DVD] Passport To Pimlico (SPECIAL EDITION) | DVD | (11/06/2012) from £8.48  |  Saving you £7.51 (47.00%)  |  RRP £15.99

    The Ealing Studios classic now digitally restored!Ealing Studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. Written by Ealing regular T.E.B. Clarke, Passport To Pimlico was nominated by BAFTA in the Best British Film category and stars Stanley Holloway, Hermione Baddeley, Margaret Rutherford and Paul Dupuis.When an unexploded WWII bomb is unexpectedly detonated in Pimlico, it reveals a buried cellar full of treasures, including an ancient document proving that the area is in fact part of Burgundy, France and thus foreign territory. In an attempt to regain control, the British Government set up borders and cut off all services to the area, but the 'Burgundians' are determined to fight back!

  • Ealing Studios DVD Collection - Champagne Charlie/The Maggie/It Always Rains On Sunday/Whisky Galore Ealing Studios DVD Collection - Champagne Charlie/The Maggie/It Always Rains On Sunday/Whisky Galore | DVD | (29/09/2006) from £14.99  |  Saving you £15.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    This collection features four classic British films from the Ealing studio. Whisky Galore: The Scottish islanders of Todday by-pass war time rationing and delight in smuggling cases of their favourite tipple from a wrecked ship. Basil Radford stars as the teetotal English official who is totally unable to comprehend the significance of whisky to the islanders. Marvellously detailed and well played it firmly established the richest Ealing vein with the common theme of a small group triumphing over a more powerful opponent. Champagne Charlie: Tommy Trinder gives one of the very best performances of his career in this lively musical comedy about the career of music hall star George Leybourne - better known to one and all as Champagne Charlie. It Always Rains on Sunday: Rose Sandigate used to be engaged to local bad-boy Tommy Swann but he found himself locked up and thrown in Dartmoor prison. Rose eventually marries George a sedate but gentle man. However Tommy has escaped from Dartmoor and needs Rose's help... The Maggie: It looks as if the 'Maggie' an old and decrepit puffer boat is destined for the scrap-yard. That is until an American shipping company accidentally awards the puffer boat a valuable contract. When the mistake is discovered the head of the company himself decides to put things right. Calvin B. Marshall is a first rate hustler but the puffer crew outsmart him at every turn to keep their contract.

  • Whisky Galore - Digitally Remastered (80 Years of Ealing) [Blu-ray] Whisky Galore - Digitally Remastered (80 Years of Ealing) | Blu Ray | (08/08/2011) from £11.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (42.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Whisky Galore! ranks among the most popular and best-loved of Ealing Studio's comedies included on the British Film Institute's list of the 100 Best British films of the 20th Century . When a ship carrying 50 000 cases of whisky runs aground the inhabitants of a Scottish island cannot resist the temptation to replenish their depleted supplies. Only an English Home Guard captain brilliantly played by Basil Greenwood stands in their way. The first film from Ealing stalwart Alexander Mackendrick who went on to direct The Ladykillers and The Man In The White Suit Whisky Galore! is an 100% proof comedy classic now digitally restored and remastered to its former glory.

  • Ha'Penny Breeze [DVD] Ha'Penny Breeze | DVD | (08/02/2016) from £7.00  |  Saving you £1.70 (17.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Director Don Sharp appears in a rare acting role alongside Interpol Calling's Edwin Richfield and Welsh actress Gwyneth Vaughan in this heart-warming film charting the endeavours of two friends who are determined to restore the fortunes of a war-weary coastal village. Filmed in and around the picturesque boating haven of Pin Mill in Suffolk, Ha'penny Breeze is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.At the end of the Second World War, David and his Australian friend Johnny return to David's Suffolk village to find the community spent and demoralised. Gradually, however, they gather support for David's scheme to enter a yachting race with a converted fishing smack. Winning it could prove to be a lifeline for the village...

  • Ealing Studios Boxset 1 Ealing Studios Boxset 1 | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £14.00  |  Saving you £15.99 (53.30%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Kind Hearts and Coronets (Dir. Robert Hamer 1949): Sir Alec Guinness became an international star with his extraordinary performance as eight different characters in this 1949 Ealing Studios classic. Dennis Price (I'm All Right Jack Private Progress) co-stars as Edwardian gentleman Louis Mazzini who plots to avenge his mother's death by seizing the dukedom of the aristocratic d'Ascoyne family. But to gain this inheritance Mazzini must first murder the line of eccentric relatives who stand between him and the title including General d'Ascoyne Admiral d'Ascoyne The Duke of Chalfont Lady Agatha d'Ascoyne and four more all brillantly portrayed by Guinness and leading to one of the most delicious final twists in comedy history. Passport To Pimlico (Dir. Henry Cornelius 1949): An ancient document reveals that London's Pimlico district really belongs to France. And the Pimlico community eager to abandon post-War constraints quickly establish their independence as a ration-free state with hilarious results. Nicholas Nickleby (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1947): The classic Charles Dicken's tale of 'Nicholas Nickleby ' a man who is deprived of his inheritance and travels to seek his fortune with a group of gypsies. Went The Day Well? (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1942): The residents of a British village during WWII welcome a platoon of soldiers only to discover that they're actually Germans!

  • The Jessie Matthews Revue Vol. 5 [DVD] The Jessie Matthews Revue Vol. 5 | DVD | (18/01/2016) from £7.84  |  Saving you £3.65 (28.10%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Throughout the 1930s Jessie Matthews was Britain's best-loved musical film star, her dynamism and gamine charm beguiling audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. With a string of box-office hits spotlighting her unique talent, it's easy to see how she became so popular and why she remains so to this day.Showcasing some of the era's finest cinema talent including Michael Redgrave, Alastair Sim, director Carol Reed, actor/director (and Matthews' husband) Sonnie Hale and art director Alfred Junge the two films in this set are presented as transfers from the original film elements, in their original theatrical aspect ratios.GANGWAYOn the trail of a jewel thief, a dashing detective meets a young reporter masquerading as a film star's maid and soon believes she is none other than the elusive felon!Black and White / 87 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / EnglishCLIMBING HIGHCarol Reed directs a madcap comedy revolving around a young West End model, the wealthy young playboy who loves her and his mercenary would-be fiancee!Black and White / 76 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / English

  • Whisky Galore (Single Disc) [1949] Whisky Galore (Single Disc) | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £7.98  |  Saving you £-0.99 (-6.20%)  |  RRP £15.99

    A Highland fling on a tight little island! The Scottish islanders of Todday bypass war time rationing and delight in smuggling cases of their favourite tipple from a wrecked ship... Basil Radford stars as the teetotal English official who is totally unable to comprehend the significance of whisky to the islanders. Marvellously detailed and well played it firmly established the richest Ealing vein with the common theme of a small group triumphing over a more powerful opponent.

  • Its Not Cricket [DVD] Its Not Cricket | DVD | (24/03/2014) from £6.85  |  Saving you £6.14 (47.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    ‘It’s Not Cricket’ is a hilarious post war comedy produced by one Britain’s finest comedy talents Peter Rogers and his future wife and probably the finest female producer of her generation Betty E. Box. Major Bright (Basil Radford) and Captain Early (Naunton Wayne) are two helpless intelligence officers in the British army in post war Germany. Sent back to England for a spot of leave they fail to notice that their new batman is actually war criminal Otto Fisch (Maurice Denham) and when he vanishes the two officers are quickly demobed. Back on Civvy Street our two heroes set up a private detective agency ‘Bright and Early’. When they are invited to a weekend country house party for a cricket match they stumble across a robbery plot involving a diamond that Fisch has stolen. Will the two helpless detectives finally catch Fisch and recover the diamond?

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