"Actor: Jack Warner"

  • The Ladykillers [1955]The Ladykillers | DVD | (21/06/2004) from £15.98   |  Saving you £1.00 (7.70%)   |  RRP £13.99

    Although you never really fear for Mrs "lop-sided" Wilberforce or General Gordon (her parrot) in The Ladykillers, the criminal gang who come to stay are clearly dangerous. Alec Guinness is extraordinary as the buck-toothed mastermind, and once the hijacked lolly is stowed in their digs it's a joy to watch him scheme to eliminate the other crooks and abscond with it all. Herbert Lom's thuggishness, Peter Seller's nervy twitching, and Danny Green's lumbering cloddishness are a treat, but are wickedly done away with one by one under cover of locomotive smoke plumes. So many set-pieces make this a classic: sending the landlady to collect the stolen money at the station, Frankie Howerd's boisterous fruit seller cameo, and keeping alive the idea that the gang's a musical troupe with a penchant for Boccherini and Haydn. Some inspired set design and camera work even add an expressionistic quality. --Paul Tonks

  • Dixon of Dock Green Collection 1-3 [DVD]Dixon of Dock Green Collection 1-3 | DVD | (03/08/2015) from £21.99   |  Saving you £-2.00 (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    This collection features every surviving colour episode of one of the longest running police series on British television and one of the best-loved. Aired between 1955 and 1976, Dixon of Dock Green starred the popular Jack Warner in the role of Sergeant George Dixon, in a series that set the tone for television police drama and paved the way for all that would follow. Filmed on set and on location around the fast-disappearing dockland community of London's East End, the character of Dixon, with his friendly and informal ˜Evening all', offered viewers the kind of policeman you'd be tempted to welcome into your home for a cup of tea even if you'd just robbed a bank. Featuring episodes filmed between 1973 and 1976, this collection includes the final series, the 22nd, in its entirety, and also features a wide range of specially filmed cast and crew interviews, along with a tribute to the series' star, Jack Warner. In a modern world of CSI, DNA, and CCTV, much has changed and much remains the same in these still-gripping and utterly compelling episodes of Dixon of Dock Green.

  • The Blue Lamp (Digitally Restored) [DVD] [2016]The Blue Lamp (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (12/12/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fifty years on, it's hard to appreciate just how shocking one key scene in The Blue Lamp was considered by British audiences. Young delinquent Tom Riley (played with sensuous malevolence by Dirk Bogarde) guns down kindly, benevolent copper, PC Dixon (Jack Warner.) In early 1950s Britain, murdering a policeman was the ultimate taboo. Even the underworld's denizens help the police flush Riley out. Made by Ealing Studios, The Blue Lamp is not a comedy but shares many of the studio's characteristic comic hallmarks, as well as the same writer (TEB Clarke) for their classics Hue And Cry and The Lavender Hill Mob. Consensus and tolerance are the watchwords. Individualism is frowned upon. There are no extravagant displays of emotion, not even from Mrs Dixon (Gladys Henson) when she learns what happened to her husband. The understatement is very moving, although by today's standards the representation of the police seems absurdly idealised. Were they ever the doughty, patient sorts depicted here? It is no surprise to learn that Scotland Yard co-operated in the making of the film but this is much more than just police propaganda. Well-crafted, full of finely judged character performances, it ranks with Ealing's best work. It was made at an intriguing historical moment: before rock and roll and the era of teenage affluence, there was simply no place for young tearaways like Tom Riley. --Geoffrey Macnab

  • The Blue Lamp (Digitally Restored) [Blu-ray] [2016]The Blue Lamp (Digitally Restored) | Blu Ray | (12/12/2016) from £12.49   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Fifty years on, it's hard to appreciate just how shocking one key scene in The Blue Lamp was considered by British audiences. Young delinquent Tom Riley (played with sensuous malevolence by Dirk Bogarde) guns down kindly, benevolent copper, PC Dixon (Jack Warner.) In early 1950s Britain, murdering a policeman was the ultimate taboo. Even the underworld's denizens help the police flush Riley out. Made by Ealing Studios, The Blue Lamp is not a comedy but shares many of the studio's characteristic comic hallmarks, as well as the same writer (TEB Clarke) for their classics Hue And Cry and The Lavender Hill Mob. Consensus and tolerance are the watchwords. Individualism is frowned upon. There are no extravagant displays of emotion, not even from Mrs Dixon (Gladys Henson) when she learns what happened to her husband. The understatement is very moving, although by today's standards the representation of the police seems absurdly idealised. Were they ever the doughty, patient sorts depicted here? It is no surprise to learn that Scotland Yard co-operated in the making of the film but this is much more than just police propaganda. Well-crafted, full of finely judged character performances, it ranks with Ealing's best work. It was made at an intriguing historical moment: before rock and roll and the era of teenage affluence, there was simply no place for young tearaways like Tom Riley. --Geoffrey Macnab

  • Train Of Events [1949]Train Of Events | DVD | (02/02/2009) from £9.29   |  Saving you £6.70 (72.12%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Four different perspectives of a train disaster are told through a quartet of short stories.

  • Carve Her Name With Pride [DVD]Carve Her Name With Pride | DVD | (12/09/2016) from £6.89   |  Saving you £3.10 (44.99%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Virginia McKenna gives a moving, BAFTA-nominated performance as Violette Szabo, one of the Second World War's most revered heroines. The dramatic story of her resistance work, imprisonment and ultimate fate, Carve Her Name with Pride stands as a tribute to the secret agent who would be posthumously awarded the George Cross for her vital and courageous role in the fight against Nazism. Directed by the Oscar-nominated Lewis Gilbert and co-starring Paul Scofield and Jack Warner, this classic feature is presented in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Following her recruitment by the Special Operations Executive, Violette Szabo volunteers to be parachuted into occupied France to re-organise a shattered resistance group. Though successful in destabilising German reinforcements for the battles raging on the Normandy front, Violette knows only too well that the life expectancy of an undercover operative can usually be measured in weeks and months... SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio commentary with Virginia McKenna and John Shirley (Editor) Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery

  • Carve Her Name With PrideCarve Her Name With Pride | DVD | (22/01/2007) from £9.43   |  Saving you £5.56 (37.10%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The moving and dramatic story of Violette Szabo (McKenna) a courageous WW2 secret agent who was captured in northern France... Carve Her Name With Pride is the inspiring true life story of Violette Szabo. During World War II Violette (Virgina McKenna) volunteers to parachute into France as a secret agent to aid a Resistance group. Her mission successful she joins the Resistance where she stays until captured by the Germans. Tortured by the Gestapo for information she refuses to betray her comrades... Directed by Lewis Gilbert Carve Her Name With Pride is a moving tale about the endurance of the human spirit in even the most adverse circumstances.

  • Meet Me Tonight [DVD]Meet Me Tonight | DVD | (14/10/2019) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    A wealth of British talent enlivens this Noël Coward omnibus of three slices of life told with his trademark blend of incisive wit and affectionate observation. From music hall mayhem to suburban suffering and a romp on the Riviera, each playlet features a top-notch cast whose exuberant performances bring the everyday situations to life. In the first of the playlets, Ted Ray and Kay Walsh are a washed up musical hall act who have had one rinse too many! In the second, Stanley Holloway is a hen pecked husband who has the last laugh on his loathsome family. In the third, based in the South of France, Nigel Patrick and Valerie Hobson star as a couple who are hoping that Jack Warner is the answer to their gambling problems!!

  • Carve Her Name With Pride [1958]Carve Her Name With Pride | DVD | (16/06/2003) from £20.00   |  Saving you £-10.01 (-100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The moving and dramatic story of Violette Szabo (McKenna) a courageous WW2 secret agent who was captured in northern France... Carve Her Name With Pride is the inspiring true life story of Violette Szabo. During World War II Violette (Virgina McKenna) volunteers to parachute into France as a secret agent to aid a Resistance group. Her mission successful she joins the Resistance where she stays until captured by the Germans. Tortured by the Gestapo for information she refuses to betray her comrades... Directed by Lewis Gilbert Carve Her Name With Pride is a moving tale about the endurance of the human spirit in even the most adverse circumstances.

  • Valley Of The Eagles [DVD]Valley Of The Eagles | DVD | (24/02/2014) from £5.39   |  Saving you £9.60 (64.00%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Nils Ahlen (John McCallum), a Swedish scientist, discovers a sensational method to transform the impulse of sound into electrical power. The industrial and war potential of his discovery is enormous. His wife Helga (Mary Laura Wood) disappears with his young assistant, Sven Nystrom (Anthony Dawson) and secret parts of his invention are stolen. The Police Inspector (Jack Warner) and his force soon discover the escape route taken by the fugitives - towards the Northern frontiers. Leaving the roads and marks of man-made civilisation, both parties take to the desolate, bitter and trackless wastes where Lapp tribes and their reindeer herds eek out a precarious living. Eventually the forces of the sub-arctic tell in favours of the hunters who, in a breathtaking climax, gain their quarry. This long lost espionage film is finally available for the very first time on DVD Directed by Terence Young - director of the James Bond classics Dr No, From Russia With Love and Thunderball - and featuring a very early performance by Christopher (Scaramanga) Lee DVD CONTAINS POSTER GALLERY:LOBBY CARD GALLERY:STILLS GALLERY:ORIGINAL CAST AND CREW BIOGRAPHIES:ORIGINAL PRESS STORIES.

  • Scrooge [1951]Scrooge | DVD | (10/11/2008) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-7.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Alistair Sim's Scrooge is an all-time favourite Christmas family film and a genuine classic of British cinema. Scrooge is also the definitive big screen adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol' one of the world's best loved Christmas stories

  • Boys in Brown [DVD]Boys in Brown | DVD | (04/02/2013) from £6.59   |  Saving you £6.40 (49.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A slice of life in a British Borstal reform institution for young criminals.

  • Scrooge [DVD]Scrooge | DVD | (23/11/2015) from £21.78   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

  • Dixon of Dock Green [DVD]Dixon of Dock Green | DVD | (16/07/2012) from £5.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (233.72%)   |  RRP £19.99

    One of the longest running police series on British television between 1955 and 1976, Dixon Of Dock Green was also the best-loved. Starring the popular Jack Warner in the role of Sergeant George Dixon, the series set the tone for television police drama and paved the way for all that would follow.Filmed on set and on location around the fast disappearing dockland community of London's East End, the character of Dixon, with his friendly and informal 'Evening all', offered viewers the kind of policeman you'd be tempted to welcome into your home for a cup of tea - even if you'd just robbed a bank.In these first available colour episodes, the Dock Green police must deal with cases as diverse as a vanished policeman; a mysterious assailant of young women; police protection of a witness to murder; a charming crook with friends in the right places; the hidden world of spousal abuse; and the police shooting of an unarmed criminal.In a modern world of CSI, DNA, and CCTV, much has changed and much remains the same in these still-gripping and utterly compelling episodes of Dixon Of Dock Green.

  • Hue And Cry (Ealing) *Digitally Restored [DVD] [1947]Hue And Cry (Ealing) *Digitally Restored | DVD | (29/06/2015) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    HUE AND CRY is rightly acknowledged as something of a milestone in British cinema – being considered the first of the Ealing comedies – a pulsating and exuberant piece of filmmaking and one of the most authentic film portrayals of youthful adventure and comic book fantasy.

  • The Huggetts Collection - Here Comes The Huggetts/Huggets Abroad/Huggetts Holiday Camp/Vote For The HuggettsThe Huggetts Collection - Here Comes The Huggetts/Huggets Abroad/Huggetts Holiday Camp/Vote For The Huggetts | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £8.29   |  Saving you £16.70 (201.45%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Holiday Camp (1947): The Huggett family go to a holiday camp and get involved in crooked card players a murderer on the run and a pregnant young girl and her boyfriend missing from home. Here Come the Huggetts (1948): The return of the Huggett family. After first meeting the family at the Holiday Camp this is on the home front. The Huggetts are about to have their first telephone installed. The Huggetts Abroad (1949): Life is not going well for the Huggetts. Father has lost his job. Jimmy and his wife cannot get to South Africa where he has a new job. So the family decide that they should go to South Africa by truck. Vote for Huggett (1949): Father Huggett gets involved in local politics in order to build a pool for local children but gets accused of corruption.

  • The Square Ring [DVD]The Square Ring | DVD | (27/01/2020) from £10.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Boxing drama following the lives of five different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

  • Home and Away [1956]Home and Away | DVD | (28/01/2008) from £4.03   |  Saving you £8.96 (222.33%)   |  RRP £12.99

    George Knowles (Jack Warner) does the pools every week. One day he is amazed when all his score draws come up and he scoops the jackpot. As the family celebrates his son Johnnie drops a bombshell - the coupon is his and his workmate's - Sid Jarvis (Harry Fowler). But when Sid's mum finds out about the windfall she decides to kidnap her son in order to cheat Johnnie out of his rightful share of the football pools.

  • Quatermass Collection: Quatermass Experiment / Quatermass 2 / Quatermass and the Pit [DVD]Quatermass Collection: Quatermass Experiment / Quatermass 2 / Quatermass and the Pit | DVD | (12/09/2011) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Quatermass Experiment: A missile is launched by Professor Quatermass and his team but when it lands back in the English countryside two of the crew members have disappeared. The third, who is barely alive, undergoes a quite terrifying transformation which threatens Earth...Quatermass 2: Quatermass is intrigued by strange images on his radar. Thinking them to be meteorites he follows them to a village which, on his arrival, he finds has been completely destroyed...Quatermass and the Pit: A London subway excavation abruptly halts when construction workers unearth a cluster of prehistoric skulls and skeletons. Anthropologist Dr. Roney, his assistant Barbara Judd, and space expert Professor Quatermass are driven by curiosity and dig deeper to discover a strange 'missile' that is not of this earth...

  • The Captive Heart (Digitally Restored) [DVD] [2015]The Captive Heart (Digitally Restored) | DVD | (04/01/2016) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Ealing studios' output from the 1940s and 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. THE CAPTIVE HEART, released in 1946, comes from this legendary studio. Starring a host of Ealing favourites, including Michael Redgrave, Basil Radford and Jack Warner, THE CAPTIVE HEART is the story of a group of British prisoners of War, captured after Dunkirk in 1940. Amongst them is a man known as Captain Geoffrey Mitchell who has assumed the identity of a dead man after escaping from the Marlag and Milag North concentration camp. With exposure seeming inevitable, the man seeks desperately to escape the camp and therefore the fate which awaits him.

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