A box set featuring: 'Gold' based on the novel by Wilbur Smith and the story of a group of businessmen who decide to flood a gold mine in South Africa. 'Call Of The Wild' Jack London's classic tale of the Klondike Gold Rush as we follow the lives of the dog Buck and his master John Thornton. 'Treasure Island' Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of a young boy's search for buried treasure.
One of Alfred Hitchcock's finest pre-Hollywood films, the 1936 Secret Agent stars a young John Gielgud as a British spy whose death is faked by his intelligence superiors. Reinvented with a new identity and outfitted with a wife (Madeleine Carroll), Gielgud's character is sent on assignment with a cold-blooded accomplice (Peter Lorre) to assassinate a German agent. En route, the counterfeit couple keeps company with an affable American (Robert Young), who turns out to be more than he seems after the wrong man is murdered by Gielgud and Lorre. Dense with interwoven ideas about false names and real identities, about appearances as lies and the brutality of the hidden, and about the complicity of those who watch the anarchy that others do, Secret Agent declared that Alfred Hitchcock was well along the road to mastery as a filmmaker and, more importantly, knew what it was he wanted to say for the rest of his career. --Tom Keogh
After the death of a talented linguist at a British information-gathering centre his father sets out to discover the truth but he also uncovers sinister and covert dealings that threaten the England he has always believed in...
Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine by drilling into an underground lake so the unscrupulous owners to make a killing in the international gold market.
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