"Actor: Googie Withers"

  • The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 4 [DVD]The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 4 | DVD | (08/07/2013) from £6.19   |  Saving you £8.80 (58.70%)   |  RRP £14.99

    A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from...

  • The Gang's All Here [DVD]The Gang's All Here | DVD | (11/08/2014) from £4.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (50.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    In one of his most popular film roles multi-talented Scottish star Jack Buchanan plays a retired insurance investigator brought back into action by an audacious heist; Googie Withers is his glamorous wife who joins him on an underworld mission to ensnare the gang responsible. A sequel to Buchanan's earlier hit Smash and Grab The Gang's All Here (a.k.a. The Amazing Mr Forrest) is a blend of exciting crime drama and brilliant comedy presented here in a brand new transfer from the original film elements. John Forrest is anticipating a quiet retirement spent penning detective fiction when he learns that a priceless collection of jewels belonging to a foreign potentate Prince Homouska has just vanished from the safekeeping of the Stamford Assurance Company. Aided by his butler his Cockney assistant and his (initially) unwilling wife Forrest sets out on the trail of the thieves. Special Features: Image Gallery Promotional Material PDFs

  • It Always Rains On Sunday [DVD]It Always Rains On Sunday | DVD | (12/11/2012) from £8.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (43.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Directed by Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts and Coronets) It Always Rains On Sunday starring Googie Withers, John McCallum, Jack Warner is considered to be one of the greatest and most overlooked achievements of British 1940s cinema. The film was featured in Time Out's 100 Best British Films list, as chosen by 150 film industry experts, including Sam Mendes and Wes Anderson. Googie Withers stars as Rose Sandigate, a Bethnal Green housewife whose Sunday is turned upside down by the re-appearance of an old flame who is now an escaped convict seeking protection from the police. A rare glimpse into life in London's East End post WWII, It Always Rains On Sunday was Googie Withers' last film for Ealing Studios and, due to her wonderful performance as a woman trapped in a claustrophobic domesticity, it remains one of her best. Special Features: Coming in from the Rain: Elclusive Interviews with Film Historian Ian Christie, Writer Ian Sinclair, Producer Sean O'Connor and Director Terence Davies Locations Featurette with British Film Historian Richard Dacre Trailer Stills Gallery

  • One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing [1941]One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing | DVD | (15/05/2006) from £9.43   |  Saving you £0.56 (5.94%)   |  RRP £9.99

    After being shot down over Nazi occupied Holland an RAF bomber crew attempt to make their way back to England with the help of the Dutch resistance.

  • Dead Of Night (Ealing) - Special Edition [Blu-ray] [1945]Dead Of Night (Ealing) - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (24/02/2014) from £13.98   |  Saving you £12.00 (109.19%)   |  RRP £22.99

    A portmanteau work from four of Ealing's best directors, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden & Robert Hamer. Starring Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave and Googie Withers, Dead Of Night represented a departure for Ealing from the classic comedy mode and is instead a spooky psychological thriller made up of five chilling ghost stories.

  • Hotel Du Lac [1986]Hotel Du Lac | DVD | (26/05/2003) from £20.98   |  Saving you £-2.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Hotel du Lac is an impeccably produced BBC television adaptation of Anita Brookner's Booker Prize-winning novel. Middle-aged writer Edith Hope has fled London and romantic disappointment to find sanctuary at a luxury hotel on a Swiss Lake, but finding no escape from her loneliness must eventually face her past. Edith is played with compassion by Anna Massey, her intellect and wit acting as a defence against her own failings, and support comes from a superb cast including Denholm Elliott, Googie Withers, Julia McKenzie, Patricia Hodge, Irene Handl and Barry Foster. Brookner's apparently slight but multi-layered tale is skilfully crafted by writer Christopher Hampton, who has with such films as Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and The Quiet American (2002) become a master of literary adaptation. Giles Foster's direction focuses on bringing the best from his cast, rather than attempting any sort of cinematic sweep, and Carl Davis' eloquent theme music makes the introspection all the more touching. Ultimately, though, it is Anna Massey's insightful central performance which makes Hotel du Lac such a memorable slice of television. On the DVD: Hotel du Lac is presented in the original TV broadcast 4:3 ratio with a very poor, extremely grainy and soft picture. The sound is reasonable mono, clear and free from distortion though lacking in dynamic range. The only extra, though one well worth having, is a serious and highly informative commentary from Giles, Hampton and producer Sue Birtwistle. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Night and the City (Limited Edition Blu-ray)Night and the City (Limited Edition Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (28/09/2015) from £9.19   |  Saving you £10.80 (117.52%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Adapted from the lowlife novel of the same name, Night and the City was directed by the twice Academy Award-nominated Jules Dassin and stars Richard Widmark as Harry Fabian, an ambitious American hustler who dreams of getting into the wrestling business in post-war London. The film was at the centre of a controversy when its director, Jules Dassin, was added to the Hollywood blacklist during the production of the film, and was unable to oversee either the editing or music score. Upon initial release the film was overlooked by critics but was re-evaluated in the 1960s when it was celebrated for its ground-breaking lack of sympathetic characters and finally recognised as a baroque masterpiece of corruption, paranoia and doom. Extras: Includes both the US and the previously unseen British version of the film Original theatrical trailer Audio commentary on the US release by Paul Duncan New audio commentary on the British version by film critic Adrian Martin The Guardian Lecture: Jules Dassin interviewed by film critic Alexander Walker (1981) Actor Richard Widmark interviewed at the National Film Theatre in 2002 by Adrian Wootton

  • Pink String And Sealing Wax [DVD]Pink String And Sealing Wax | DVD | (21/03/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    In 1890's Brighton the young son of a puritanical chemist longs to escape the repressive environment of his family life and the overbearing restraints of his cruel, pious father. Eventually finding refuge in a local tavern he is immediately attracted to the sordid glamour of the drinking classes and the gritty world that they inhabit. He also finds himself becoming infatuated with the tavern's landlady, which will inadvertently lead to him being drawn into a plot to kill her abusive husband. Directed by Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts And Coronets, School For Scoundrels), Pink String And Sealing Wax stars Googie Withers (The Lady Vanishes), Mervyn Johns (Dead Of Night) and Gordon Jackson (Whisky Galore, The Quatermass Experiment) in a film that cleverly entwines the dynamics of a thriller with biting social commentary and a multi-layered plot structure that contrasts the parallels of the British class system.

  • It Always Rains On Sunday [1947]It Always Rains On Sunday | DVD | (13/11/2006) from £21.02   |  Saving you £-8.03 (-61.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The secrets of a street you know. An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea....

  • The Silver Fleet [DVD]The Silver Fleet | DVD | (27/04/2015) from £3.79   |  Saving you £9.20 (70.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    During the occupation of World War II, the owner of a Dutch shipping port is ordered to attend an interview with the head of the Gestapo. His yard has almost completed two submarines and the Nazis are anxious to have them finished and fully operational. They offer to reinstate him if he agrees, which he does. But what the Nazis do not know is that he is planning to double cross them and take the ships to England, if he can. Starring Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers and Esmond Knight.

  • The Definitive Ealing Studios CollectionThe Definitive Ealing Studios Collection | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £159.28   |  Saving you £-119.28 (N/A%)   |  RRP £40.00

    A box set featuring 16 of the finest efforts from the house of Ealing. 1. Champagne Charlie (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1944) 2. Dead of Night (Dirs. Alberto Cavalcanti & Charles Crichton 1945) 3. Hue & Cry (Dir. Charles Crichton 1947) 4. It Always Rains on Sunday (Dir. Robert Hamer 1947) 5. Kind Hearts and Coronets (Dir. Robert Hamer 1949) 6. The Ladykillers (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1955) 7. The Lavender Hill Mob (Dir. Charles Crichton 1951) 8. The Maggie (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1954) 9. The Magnet (Dir. Charles Frend 1950) 10. The Man in The White Suit (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1951) 11. Nicholas Nickelby (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1947) 12. Passport To Pimlico (Dir. Henry Cornelius 1949) 13. Scott of The Antarctic (Dir. Charles Frend 1948) 14. The Titfield Thunderbolt (Dir. Charles Crichton 1953) 15. Went The Day Well? (Dir. Alberto Cavalcanti 1942) 16. Whisky Galore (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1949)

  • Dead Of Night (Ealing) - Special Edition [DVD] [1945]Dead Of Night (Ealing) - Special Edition | DVD | (24/02/2014) from £11.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (56.57%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A portmanteau work from four of Ealing's best directors, Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden & Robert Hamer. Starring Mervyn Johns, Michael Redgrave and Googie Withers, Dead Of Night represented a departure for Ealing from the classic comedy mode and is instead a spooky psychological thriller made up of five chilling ghost stories.

  • They Came to a City (DVD + Blu-ray)They Came to a City (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (23/04/2018) from £7.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Nine disparate Britons are transported to a mysterious city where, according to their class and disposition, they find themselves either in an earthly paradise of peace and equality or a hell starved of ambition and riches. From the pen of J B Priestley, this fantastical allegory is a striking expression of post-war utopian impulses and among Ealing's most unusual features. Presented here in a new 2K transfer from the best surviving 35mm element, this rarely seen British classic is available for home viewing for the very first time. Directed by Basil Dearden (The Captive Heart, Victim) and starring John Clements, Googie Withers and Raymond Huntley. Features: Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition Michael Balcon NFT Lecture (audio only, 59 mins): recorded in 1969, the producer discusses the different stages of his career We Live in Two Worlds (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1937, 13 mins): a GPO film about communications technology, narrated by J B Priestley Britain at Bay (Harry Watt, 1940, 7 mins): a wartime propaganda film intended to boost morale, narrated by J B Priestley A City Reborn (1945, 21 mins): a propaganda film written by Dylan Thomas highlighting plans for post-war reconstruction Charley in New Town (Halas & Batchelor, 1948, 8 mins): a short animation on post-war new towns built to address housing shortages Your Very Good Health (Halas & Batchelor, 1948, 9 mins): a short animation on the new National Health Service

  • Derby Day [Blu-ray]Derby Day | Blu Ray | (13/07/2020) from £14.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding star in this classic portmanteau film that portrays the fates and fortunes of a group of disparate characters on their way to the Derby at Epsom Downs. Co-starring Googie Withers and John McCallum and directed by Herbert Wilcox, Neagle's husband and long-time collaborator Derby Day is presented as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio. Each year, thousands of people make their way to Epsom for the greatest fixture on the racing calendar. These little clusters of people, each unknown to the other, are all strangely incongruous. This year, however, some are destined to be intertwined before the day's end in both joy and despair.

  • Within These Walls: The Complete Collection [DVD]Within These Walls: The Complete Collection | DVD | (04/06/2018) from £39.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Before WENTWORTH, BAD GIRLS and PRISONER: CELL BLOCK H there was WITHIN THESE WALLS! Hard-hitting and often controversial, Within These Walls gave an authentic portrayal of day-to-day prison life in the 1970s. Intense and emotional, the series reflected the shift in emphasis from punishment to rehabilitation as it focused on the trials of a newly appointed governor and her attempts to liberalise the regime of Stone Park, H.M. Prison for women. Starring Googie Withers as the principled and compassionate prison governor (followed in later series by Katharine Blake and Sarah Lawson), this landmark series showcased strong writing and direction and remains a high point of British television drama. Guests across all five series include Barbara Ewing, Colin Baker, Paul Darrow, Angharad Rees, Sorcha Cusack, Jill Gascoine, Lynda Bellingham, Gabrielle Lloyd, Gwen Taylor, Stephen Yardley, Cheryl Campbell, Joan Hickson, John Rhys-Davies, Michael Bryant, Angela Thorne, Martin Jarvis, Pamela Stephenson and Simon MacCorkindale.

  • Night And The City [1950]Night And The City | DVD | (15/10/2007) from £25.63   |  Saving you £-5.64 (-28.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Night And The City

  • Trouble Brewing [Blu-ray]Trouble Brewing | Blu Ray | (19/10/2020) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    One of the successful run of pre-war Ealing comedies that secured George Formby's enduring popularity with the British public, Trouble Brewing sees everyone's favourite gawp turn amateur detective when he's swindled out of his racing winnings! Co-starring Googie Withers, Gus McNaughton, Martita Hunt and Ronald Shiner, it is presented here as a High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Feeble George, a newspaper compositor with delusions of being a detective, wins big at the races. But when he changes his three tenners down to more manageable fivers he's slipped counterfeit notes. Suitably annoyed, George puts his sleuthing skills to the test and goes undercover!

  • Northanger AbbeyNorthanger Abbey | DVD | (07/11/2005) from £7.89   |  Saving you £8.10 (50.70%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A tale of intrigue adventure and romance. This enchanting BBC dramatization captures the spirit and wit of Austen's classic novel Northanger Abbey. The setting is eighteenth-century Bath a society of decadence and deceit into which Catherine Morland arrives bursting with freshness integrity and a passion for macabre Gothic novels. In a time when materialism not love governs marriage Catherine's head is full of fantasy and fiction of maidens being abducted to sinister c

  • Trouble Brewing [DVD] [1939]Trouble Brewing | DVD | (27/04/2009) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-1.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    George Formby plays a newspaper compositor with dreams of becoming a detective. He unmasks a gang of counterfeiters after a big win on the horses unfortunately he is paid off in counterfeit bills. To avoid the long arm of the law Formby sets about collaring the crooks himself whose leader also happens to be the newspapers editor.

  • Northanger Abbey (Repackaged) [DVD]Northanger Abbey (Repackaged) | DVD | (23/01/2012) from £4.89   |  Saving you £5.10 (51.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A woman especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. Jane AustenCatherine Morland arrives in Bath bursting with freshness, integrity and a passion for Macabre Gothic Novels.When the romantic Henry Tilney invites her to his ancestral home, Northanger Abbey, a dark mystery starts to unfold that makes her blood run cold. Are her fantasies coming true? What does the sinister General Tilney want from her and will the truth destroy her chance of love?Lacking beauty and possessing no outstanding talents to recommend her, Catherine's endearing quality is her undoubted sincerity.

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