"Actor: Jimmy Hanley"

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  • 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

  • The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 8 [DVD]The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection - Volume 8 | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £8.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (43.40%)   |  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 Way Ahead [1944]The Way Ahead | DVD | (17/05/2004) from £2.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (234.11%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Originally intended as a training film this war story (based on a screenplay by Eric Ambler and Peter Ustinov) tells of the light-hearted tomfoolery which soon gives way to the grim realities of life on the most dangerous battlegrounds of the Second World War...

  • Black Rider/Glad Tidings [DVD]Black Rider/Glad Tidings | DVD | (31/10/2011) from £13.48   |  Saving you £1.51 (11.20%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Black Rider: Jimmy Hanley stars in this 1954 production filmed at Nettlefold studios, Walton. Directed by Wolf Rilla (Village of the Damned) and with a strong British cast, local reporter Jerry (Hanley) is out to prove the ghostly monk is infact very real, with bosses daughter (Rona Anderson) the pair career around the countryside on Jerry's motorcycle in pursuit of the monk... Fast paced enjoyable caper picture and sound of good quality.Glad Tidings: This Insignia 1953 production was written and directed by Wolf Rilla from a play by R.F Delderfield. Made at Nettlefold studios,Walton, it was Wolf Rilla's debut film. Col Tom Forester, (Raymond Huntley) is about to retire from the army and marry an american widow (Barbara Kelly who was married in real life to Bernard Bradon) - but his children object and Barbara must use all her skills to survive! Raymond Huntley performed in 136 productions including The Dam Busters and Room At The Top.

  • The True Glory - From D-Day To The Fall Of Berlin [DVD] [1945]The True Glory - From D-Day To The Fall Of Berlin | DVD | (01/01/2010) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The True Glory is widely regarded as one of the greatest war documentaries ever made. Co-directed by the legendary Carol Reed this feature length film was produced by the Allied military during 1944 and 1945 as a permanent visual record of the campaign in Europe and covers all the major engagements. Compiled from the pick of over six and a half million feet of film it includes some of the most devastating and memorable images of war ever captured on camera - and it won a well-deserved Oscar for Best Documentary. In addition to The True Glory the DVD also includes four further full-length wartime documentaries covering the campaign in Europe - From Italy To D-Day From D-Day To Paris From Paris To The Rhine and From The Rhine To Victory - all of which were produced by British Paramount News for the Ministry of Information - and the never before seen alternative ending to The True Glory taking the story up to VJ Day.

  • The Blue LampThe Blue Lamp | DVD | (21/08/2006) from £14.83   |  Saving you £-1.84 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The unending battle of the city streets. When PC George Dixon is shot whilst on duty the Paddington Green police investigate the West London underworld to bring the culprit to justice...

  • Public Information Films Of The British Home Front 1939-1945 [DVD]Public Information Films Of The British Home Front 1939-1945 | DVD | (28/07/2017) from £22.93   |  Saving you £-5.94 (N/A%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Public Information Films Of The British Home Front 1939-1945

  • Blue Lamp, The / The Nanny [1965]Blue Lamp, The / The Nanny | DVD | (23/06/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    This is a double-feature of two British crime classics, The Blue Lamp (1949) and The Nanny (1965). The Blue Lamp is the film that introduced PC George Dixon, played by Jack Warner, later immortalised in the BBC's long-running Dixon of Dock Green (1955-76). Here Dixon's murder is the catalyst for an exciting London manhunt, shot largely on location in a fast-moving, starkly efficient style showing the influence of The Naked City (1948). The war-damaged East End and the car chases through almost vehicle-free streets offer a documentary-like vision of a London now long gone, and a young Dirk Bogarde makes a serious impact in an early starring role. In contrast, The Nanny has a superstar, the imported Hollywood legend Bette Davis, in the declining years of her career. Just one of three psychological thrillers Hammer produced in 1965 (the others were Frantic and Hysteria), the film capitalises on the popularity of Davis's Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) with a comparable mix of hateful insanity and paranoia. The screenplay skilfully juggles the audience's sympathies between a superb Davis and the dysfunctional family of which she becomes a part, developing a powerful sense of dread which shows such clichéd later fare as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) how to do this sort of thing with real class. On the DVD: The Blue Lamp and The Nanny are presented in black and white with adequate mono sound. The Blue Lamp is in its original 4:3 ratio; The Nanny is cropped from its theatrical 1.85:1 to 4:3, though it's only in a few shots that it becomes obvious that information is missing at the sides of the screen. The print of The Blue Lamp is soft and grainy, while The Nanny is grainy with a considerable amount of flicker. There are no extras. --Gary S. Dalkin

  • Out of the Fog / Radio Cab MurderOut of the Fog / Radio Cab Murder | DVD | (30/04/2012) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Out Of The Fog: Dublin born, Montgomery Tully directed this 1962 Eternal Films production, which he also wrote. Starring David Sumner and Susan Travers (Van Der Valk) as well as John Arnatt who appeared in 103 productions, including Whistle Down the Wind. Tullys direction is tight and brings a good deal of tension to this crime drama.Radio Cab Murder: Jimmy Hanley stars in this 1954 Insignia production. Cab driver Fred, (Hanley) a reformed safe cracker is recruited by the police to infiltrate a gang. Fred is aided by his fellow cabbies, when things start to go wrong... Written and directed by Vernon Sewell and with a good british cast this is an enjoyable crime caper. Picture and Sound restored to an excellent quality.

  • Will Hay - Ask A Policeman / Boys Will Be Boys [1939]Will Hay - Ask A Policeman / Boys Will Be Boys | DVD | (16/06/2003) from £10.78   |  Saving you £2.21 (20.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Ask A Policeman: The police force of crime-free Turnbotham Round consists of Sergeant Dudfoot (Will Hay) and officers Harbottle (Moore Marriott) and Albert (Graham Moffatt). When the commissioner suggests that they are no longer necessary they set about engineering a crime wave in the village so that they can be seen to be solving it. Their attempts fail until they stumble upon a genuine case of smuggling... Boys Will Be Boys: Prison teacher Dr. Smart-Alec steps up

  • Red Wagon [DVD]Red Wagon | DVD | (30/09/2013) from £6.98   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Directed by Austrian �migr� Paul L. Stein, Red Wagon features the screen debut of the sixteen-year-old Jimmy Hanley, the Rank Organisation star who would become British cinemagoers' favourite 'boy next door', with American character actor Charles Bickford, silent-era star Greta Nissen, and Hanley's future Huggetts co-star Amy Veness. Adapted from Lady Eleanor Smith's novel, this 1934 feature tells the story of Joe Prince, an orphan child of circus people who, after many struggles, achieves h...

  • Cotton Queen [DVD]Cotton Queen | DVD | (24/06/2013) from £8.69   |  Saving you £4.30 (33.10%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Directed by Bernard Vorhaus and produced by the prolific Joe Rock at Rock Studios. Joe produced 123 tiles acted in 96 films and wrote 36. Cotton Queen is a story of two feuding Lancashire mill owners Sam (Stanley Holloway) and Bill (Will Fyffe). They find if they work together they can secure a major American contract. Further trouble ensues when Bills' niece (Mary Lawson) has a romance with Sams' son (Jimmy Hanley) - but all is sorted out at the annual Cotton Queen festival. Cotton Queen was the final film Vorhaus made in Britain. Following the collapse of Julius Hagen’s Twickenham Studios where he had directed most of his films during the previous few years. He then returned to the United States. Watch out for Gibson Gowland who played McTeague in Erich Von Stroheim's silent masterpiece Greed.

  • Kiss The Bride Goodbye [DVD]Kiss The Bride Goodbye | DVD | (18/11/2013) from £8.69   |  Saving you £4.30 (49.48%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Made in 1944 this Butchers film stars a very young Jean Simmons almost two years before she achieved stardom in Great Expectations. Trying to climb a rung on the social ladder Joan (Patricia Medina) is pressured into marrying pompous boss (Claud Allister) by her pushy mother (Ellen Pollock) - but Joan loves a soldier (Jimmy Hanley) who is away fighting. On his return he finds Joan betrothed and he storms off to Scotland Joan decides to follow and all ends happily... also stars Irene Handl.

  • Don't Ever Leave Me [DVD]Don't Ever Leave Me | DVD | (16/05/2011) from £4.03   |  Saving you £11.96 (296.77%)   |  RRP £15.99

    When inveterate old lag Harry Denton (Edward Rigby) is released from prison he soon returns to his old ways by kidnapping 16 year-old Sheila Farlaine (Petula Clark) the daughter of a well-known actor (Hugh Sinclair). Harry brings her to the home of his grandson Jack (Jimmy Hanley) but soon gets more than he bargained for as Sheila welcomes the adventure of being kidnapped and the attention it receives in the press! As Sheila's father discovers the biggest acting role of his career playing the distraught father of a daughter being held to ransom; and her childhood friend Jimmy (Anthony Newley) convinces the police that he bravely tried to fight off the kidnappers; Sheila's disappearance becomes a great opportunity for everyone to enjoy their moment in the limelight. All that is bar Jack who wants his grandfather to concoct some ruse to persuade Sheila to return home so that he doesn't have to serve twenty years in prison with his grandfather for abduction!

  • Will Hay - Boys Will Be Boys [1935]Will Hay - Boys Will Be Boys | DVD | (03/12/2001) from £12.96   |  Saving you £-2.97 (-29.70%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Prison teacher Dr. Smart-Alec (Will Hay) steps up the career ladder to become headmaster of Narkover public school but his innate stupidity soon begins to create havoc. Will Hay dons a mortarboard on screen for the first time in the bumbling headmaster role that was to become his trademark.

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