"Actor: Joyce Grenfell"

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  • Genevieve -- Special Edition [1953]Genevieve -- Special Edition | DVD | (11/06/2007) from £4.79   |  Saving you £11.20 (233.82%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The 1953 fast paced comedy finally makes it to DVD in a Special Collectors' edition.

  • Happy is the Bride [DVD]Happy is the Bride | DVD | (06/04/2015) from £6.73   |  Saving you £3.26 (48.44%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Ian Carmichael and Janette Scott star in this sparkling utterly irresistible romantic comedy – a major project for Roy Boulting who with twin brother John formed one of post-war Britain's most successful and influential film partnerships. Also featuring comedy greats Terry-Thomas Joyce Grenfell Irene Handl and John Le Mesurier Happy Is the Bride is featured in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. David proposes to Janet in the middle of a cricket match a prospect less-than-enthusiastically received by Janet's prosperous father. The thought of his daughter's marriage to a young man of unimpressive means and hazy future is accepted with dubious grace and the two lovebirds find romance being replaced by a regiment of interfering relatives! Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Material PDF

  • Joyce Grenfell - The BBC CollectionJoyce Grenfell - The BBC Collection | DVD | (05/03/2007) from £7.69   |  Saving you £12.30 (159.95%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The Queen of the comic monologue in her prime performing her most cherished sketches and songs Joyce Grenfell was an institution Queen of the comic monologue and an acclaimed performer on stage radio and television. These TV shows broadcast in 1964 and 1972 bear witness to her unique talent with a selection of hilarious songs monologues and sketches from her one woman show. Joined as ever by her friend William Blezard on piano Joyce performs all her well loved and memorable favourites including the inimitable Lumpy Latimer in the Old Girl's School Reunion Mrs Fanshawe who glides stately as a galleon across the dancefloor three lady choristers making a joyful noise in the Royal Albert Hall and of course Young George whose unspeakable and mysterious activities in The Nursury School produced the now famous catchphrase 'George don't do that!'

  • Million Pound Note [DVD]Million Pound Note | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £6.07   |  Saving you £1.68 (38.98%)   |  RRP £5.99

    Two old, bored and fabulously wealthy brothers, Roderick and Olivier Montpelier, strike up a cruel wager. They draw up a currency note worth £1 million. Roderick believes it would be quite useless for any poor but honest man to use. Oliver however believes that just by possessing the note and never cashing it - any man could live like a lord. To find out who is right, the two old millionaires pick on Henry Adams (Gregory Peck), a young and impoverished American hopelessly adrift in London. Will the £1 million pound note change his life for the better or the worse? This classic, sparkling comedy - an updated version of the riotous short story by Mark Twain sees Gregory Peck giving one of his finest performances aided and abetted by a distinguished cast which includes Joyce Grenfell and Wilfrid Hyde White.

  • The Happiest Days Of Your Life [Blu-ray]The Happiest Days Of Your Life | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    From acclaimed director Frank Launder ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’ is a precursor to the hugely successful St. Trinian’s series set in Nutbourn College the most established and respectable of boy’s schools. A military mistake billets a girls’ school to share the college’s premises to the outrage of their horrified headmaster and headmistress played with comic mastery by Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford. Initially the two are hostile to one another. However with a staff of dazed eccentric teachers and a student body of knowing and troublesome children they are forced to pull together as the situation stumbles from the sublime to the ridiculous!

  • Genevieve [1953]Genevieve | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £13.66   |  Saving you £-0.68 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    For anyone who travels the congested roads of Britain these days the utterly delightful Genevieve will provoke a wistful, nostalgic sigh of regret for times gone by when there were no motorways, traffic jams were almost non-existent and friendly police motorcyclists riding classic Nortons (without helmets) cheerfully let people driving vintage cars race each other along country lanes. Even in 1953, Henry Cornelius’ gentle comedy must have seemed pleasingly old-fashioned, concerned as it is with the antics of two obsessive enthusiasts on the annual London to Brighton classic car rally. The principal quartet could hardly be bettered: though John Gregson is something of a cold fish as Genevieve’s proud owner, the radiant warmth of Dinah Sheridan as his long-suffering wife more than compensates. Kenneth More is ideally cast in the role of boastful rival enthusiast and Kay Kendall has possibly the best comic moment of all when she astonishes everyone with her drunken trumpet playing. Cornelius also directed Ealing’s Passport to Pimlico, so his sure eye for gently mocking and celebrating British eccentricities is never in doubt. The screenplay by (American writer) William Rose now seems like an elegy to a way of life long disappeared: the pivotal moment when Gregson stops to humour a passing old buffer about his love of classic cars comes from a vanished era of politeness before road rage; as does the priceless exchange between hotel owner Joyce Grenfell and her aged resident: "No one’s ever complained before", says the mystified Grenfell after Gregson and Sheridan moan about the facilities, "Are they Americans?" asks the old lady, unable to conceive that anyone British could say such things. Genevieve is both a wonderful period comedy and a nostalgic portrait of England the way it used to be. On the DVD: the "Special Edition" version of Genevieve has a decent new documentary with reminiscences from Dinah Sheridan (still radiant), the director of photography and the film’s editor, who talk about the challenges of filming on location. Most treasurable of all, though, is legendary harmonica player Larry Adler, who remembers his distinctive score with much fondness and is not at all embittered by his Hollywood blacklisting, which meant he was denied an Academy Award nomination. There’s also a short piece on some of the locations used (which for economic reasons were mostly in the lanes around Pinewood studios), cast biographies and a gallery of stills. The 4:3 ratio colour picture looks pretty good for its age and the mono sound is adequate. --Mark Walker

  • The Happiest Days Of Your Life [DVD]The Happiest Days Of Your Life | DVD | (05/10/2015) from £10.49   |  Saving you £7.50 (71.50%)   |  RRP £17.99

    From acclaimed director Frank Launder ‘The Happiest Days of Your Life’ is a precursor to the hugely successful St. Trinian’s series set in Nutbourn College the most established and respectable of boy’s schools. A military mistake billets a girls’ school to share the college’s premises to the outrage of their horrified headmaster and headmistress played with comic mastery by Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford. Initially the two are hostile to one another. However with a staff of dazed eccentric teachers and a student body of knowing and troublesome children they are forced to pull together as the situation stumbles from the sublime to the ridiculous!

  • The Good Companions [DVD]The Good Companions | DVD | (11/11/2013) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Adapted from J.B. Priestley's famous novel charting the ups and downs of a struggling touring concert party, this endearing musical comedy features an outstanding array of British talent - including John Fraser, Rachel Roberts, Joyce Grenfell, Celia Johnson, Anthony Newley and Thora Hird. The Good Companions is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. The future looks bleak for The Dinky Doos when their manager runs off w...

  • The Belles Of St Trinian's - 60th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] [1954]The Belles Of St Trinian's - 60th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (28/04/2014) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    The Belles of St Trinian's is a classic comedy film set in the fictional St Trinian's School released in 1954 directed by Frank Launder and written by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. Featuring a star cast of British comedy talent including - Alastair Sim as both Miss Millicent Fritton and Clarence Fritton Joyce Grenfell George Cole Beryl Reid and many others. This 60th anniversary edition has been fully restored plus features brand new extra content. The unruly schoolgirls of St. Trinian’s are more interested in men and mischief than homework and hockey. But greater trouble beckons when the arrival at the school of Princess Fatima of Makyad coincides with the return of recently expelled Arabella Fritton who has kidnap on her mind. Special Features: The Girls of St Trinian’s Interview with Alistair Sim’s Daughter - Merlith McKendrick Interview with Geoff Brown - film historian Interview with Steve Chibnall – Professor of British Cinema De Montfort University Interview with Melanie Williams - Senior Lecturer in Film Studies UEA

  • The Belles Of St Trinian's - 60th Anniversary Edition [DVD] [1954]The Belles Of St Trinian's - 60th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (28/04/2014) from £9.34   |  Saving you £11.64 (183.31%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The Belles of St Trinian's is a classic comedy film set in the fictional St Trinian's School released in 1954 directed by Frank Launder and written by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat. Featuring a star cast of British comedy talent including - Alastair Sim as both Miss Millicent Fritton and Clarence Fritton Joyce Grenfell George Cole Beryl Reid and many others. This 60th anniversary edition has been fully restored plus features brand new extra content. The unruly schoolgirls of St. Trinian’s are more interested in men and mischief than homework and hockey. But greater trouble beckons when the arrival at the school of Princess Fatima of Makyad coincides with the return of recently expelled Arabella Fritton who has kidnap on her mind. Special Features: The Girls of St Trinian’s Interview with Alistair Sim’s Daughter - Merlith McKendrick Interview with Geoff Brown - film historian Interview with Steve Chibnall – Professor of British Cinema De Montfort University Interview with Melanie Williams - Senior Lecturer in Film Studies UEA

  • Belles Of St Trinians [1954]Belles Of St Trinians | DVD | (01/01/2007) from £9.45   |  Saving you £3.54 (27.30%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The arrival of Sultan's daughter Princess Fatima at England's famous and prestigious 'School for Young Ladies' precipitates even more chaos than usual. Her father's horse Arab Boy is due to run at the nearby Gold Cup so Clarence Fitton bookie brother of headmistress Millicent ensures his own daughter is on hand to report progress. At the same time Barchester police have planted sergeant Ruby Gates as a teacher and the Ministry of Education are sending a third inspector down after the previous two disappeared without trace.

  • The Pickwick Papers- In Colour! [DVD]The Pickwick Papers- In Colour! | DVD | (05/11/2012) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An exceedingly lively adaptation of this Dickins' Classic. With a stellar cast of British actors playing some of Dickens' most colourful characters. The Pickwick Club sends Mr. Pickwick and a group of friends to travel across England and to report back on the interesting things they find. In the course of their travels, they repeatedly encounter the friendly but disreputable Mr. Jingle, who becomes a continual source of trouble for all who know him. Pickwick himself is the victim of a number...

  • Blue Murder At St Trinians [1956]Blue Murder At St Trinians | DVD | (01/01/2007) from £5.98   |  Saving you £7.01 (54.00%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The second film in the St Trinians series takes the anarchic schoolgirls to Rome having won a UNESCO prize trip. There they become involved with a jewel thief...

  • COI Collection Vol.2 - Design For Today [DVD] [1946]COI Collection Vol.2 - Design For Today | DVD | (22/03/2010) from £10.78   |  Saving you £9.21 (85.44%)   |  RRP £19.99

    COI Collection: Vol.2 - Design For Today (2 Discs)

  • Million Pound Note - Gregory Peck [DVD] [1954]Million Pound Note - Gregory Peck | DVD | (20/10/2008) from £10.91   |  Saving you £2.07 (26.14%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Two old, bored and fabulously wealthy brothers, Roderick and Oliver Montpelier, strike up a cruel wager. They draw up a currency note worth £1 million. Roderick believes it would be quite useless for any poor but honest man to use. Oliver however believes that - just by possessing the note and never cashing it - any man could live like a lord. To find out who is right, the two old millionaires pick on Henry Adams (Gregory Peck), a young and impoverished American hopelessly adrift in London. Will the £1 million pound note change his life for the better or the worse? This classic, sparkling comedy - an updated version of the riotous short story by Mark Twain - sees Gregory Peck giving one of his finest performances aided and abetted by a distinguished cast which includes Joyce Grenfell and Wilfrid Hyde White.

  • Pure Hell Of St Trinians [1957]Pure Hell Of St Trinians | DVD | (01/01/2007) from £9.29   |  Saving you £3.70 (39.83%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Those outrageous St. Trinians girls are back with a vengeance in the second sequel of anarchy and chaos. A rich Arab Sheikh visits the school hunting for gym-slipped recruits for his harem which might explain the sudden interest in geography lessons.

  • Happy Is The Bride [1958]Happy Is The Bride | DVD | (05/06/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    A classic comedy from the Boulting Brothers where a young couple soon to marry find that their wedding arrangements are the business of everyone but themselves. Cue much hilarity!

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