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  • Miss Marple Box Set: Murder Ahoy / Murder At The Gallup / Murder Most Foul / Murder, She SaidMiss Marple Box Set: Murder Ahoy / Murder At The Gallup / Murder Most Foul / Murder, She Said | DVD | (02/02/2004) from £13.59   |  Saving you £21.40 (157.47%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Murder Ahoy (1964): Miss Marple investigates the murder of one of her fellow trustees of a fund which rehabilitates young criminals... Murder At The Gallop (1963): The old and wealthy Mr. Enderby dies of a heart attack but the ever suspicious Miss Marple has her doubts... Murder Most Foul (1964): Miss Marple is the only member of a jury who believes that an accused is innocently charged with murder and sets out to uncover the real killer... Murder She Said (1961): While on board one train Jane Marple witnesses a murder on another train. Can she expose the murderer before all the passengers disembark?

  • The Importance of Being Earnest [DVD]The Importance of Being Earnest | DVD | (05/09/2016) from £6.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (42.92%)   |  RRP £9.99

    If you're looking for the definitive example of dry wit, look no further than this 1952 version of The Importance of Being Earnest. Of course, it helps to have Oscar Wilde's beloved play as source material, but this exquisite adaptation has a charmed life of its own, with a perfectly matched director and a once-in-a-lifetime cast. Mix these ingredients with Wilde's inimitable repartee, and you've got a comedic soufflé that's cooked to perfection. Opening with a proscenium nod to its theatrical origins, the film turns Wilde's comedy of clever deception and mixed identities into a cinematic treat, and while the 10-member cast is uniformly superb, special credit must be given to Dame Edith Evans, reprising her stage role as the imperiously stuffy Lady Bracknell. To hear her Wilde-ly hilarious inflections and elongated syllables is to witness British comedy in its purest form. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • The Importance of Being Earnest [Blu-ray]The Importance of Being Earnest | Blu Ray | (05/09/2016) from £7.79   |  Saving you £7.20 (92.43%)   |  RRP £14.99

    If you're looking for the definitive example of dry wit, look no further than this 1952 version of The Importance of Being Earnest. Of course, it helps to have Oscar Wilde's beloved play as source material, but this exquisite adaptation has a charmed life of its own, with a perfectly matched director and a once-in-a-lifetime cast. Mix these ingredients with Wilde's inimitable repartee, and you've got a comedic soufflé that's cooked to perfection. Opening with a proscenium nod to its theatrical origins, the film turns Wilde's comedy of clever deception and mixed identities into a cinematic treat, and while the 10-member cast is uniformly superb, special credit must be given to Dame Edith Evans, reprising her stage role as the imperiously stuffy Lady Bracknell. To hear her Wilde-ly hilarious inflections and elongated syllables is to witness British comedy in its purest form. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com

  • Blithe Spirit [1945]Blithe Spirit | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £6.29   |  Saving you £3.70 (58.82%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Noel Coward's favourite play, Blithe Spirit, was certainly a departure for David Lean, best known at the time for adapting Dickens. While it's the director's only comedy, the result is a delightful gem. Rex Harrison is an acerbic author haunted by the ghost of first wife Elvira (Kay Hammond), who tries to seduce him all over again. This throws his second wife (Constance Cummings) into a panic, second-guessing her lack of passion. It's a celestial sex romp that hasn't lost its bite. Margaret Rutherford, as always, steals the show as the sardonic medium. --Bill Desowitz

  • The Smallest Show on Earth [Blu-ray]The Smallest Show on Earth | Blu Ray | (11/03/2019) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers star in Basil Dearden's heartwarming comedy The Smallest Show on Earth. This gently whimsical elegy to the golden age of cinema co-stars Bernard Miles, Leslie Phillips and Sid James and is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Overjoyed to learn that they've inherited a cinema in the north of England, Matt and Jean Spenser are subsequently shattered to find it's less of a grand picture palace and more of a fleapit (with three equally decrepit employees). Can the couple make a go of it or will they be forced to sell up and watch the Bijou Kinema be redeveloped into a car park? Special Features: Image gallery PDF material

  • Peter Sellers CollectionPeter Sellers Collection | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £14.99   |  Saving you £17.99 (149.92%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Featuring a collection of Peter Sellers' best films. Includes: 1. Heavens Above! (Dir. John Boulting & Roy Boulting 1963) 2. I'm Alright Jack (Dir. John Boulting 1959) 3. Only Two Can Play (Dir. Sidney Gilliat 1962) 4. Very Best Of Peter Sellers

  • 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!

  • Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight [DVD]Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight | DVD | (29/06/2015) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    On the brink of Civil War King Henry IV (John Gielgud) attempts to consolidate his reign while fretting with unease over his sons seeming neglect of his royal duties. Hal (Keith Baxter) the young Prince openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) and his company of “Diana’s foresters Gentlemen of the shade Minions of the moon”. Hal’s friendship with the fat knight substitutes for his estrangement from his father. Both Falstaff and the King are old and tired; both rely on Hal for comfort in their final years while the young Prince the future Henry V nurtures his own ambitions. Orson Welles considered Chimes at Midnight his personal favorite of all his films. Perhaps the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations the film condenses the Bard’s Henriad cycle into a single focused narrative. Its international cast comprises of Jeanne Moreau Fernando Rey Margaret Rutherford and Ralph Richardson as the narrator in addition to Welles and Gielgud. The film’s harrowing war scenes have proven especially influential cited in Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V as well as Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.

  • The Runaway Bus [1954]The Runaway Bus | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £-2.09 (N/A%)   |  RRP £5.99

    When heavy fog prevents any flights from leaving London Airport a group of passengers are put on a bus driven by Percy Lamb (Frankie Howerd in his first starring role) to drive to another airport. The fog is that heavy Percy doesn't know where he is going or that he is carrying stolen gold bullion that the robbers and police are relentlessly pursuing.

  • The Smallest Show on Earth [DVD]The Smallest Show on Earth | DVD | (11/03/2019) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    NOTICE: Polish Release, cover may contain Polish text/markings. The disk DOES NOT have English audio and subtitles.

  • The Norman Wisdom Collection [1953]The Norman Wisdom Collection | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    This Norman Wisdom Collection contains 12 vintage Wisdom comedies, from 1953's Trouble in Store to 1966's Press for Time. All are also released as six separate two-in-one sets. Please refer to our individual film reviews for each release: Trouble in Store/Up in the World The Square Peg/Follow a Star On the Beat/Man of the Moment The Bulldog Breed/One Good TurnA Stitch in Time/Just My Luck The Early Bird/Press for Time On the DVDs: The Norman Wisdom Collection has four brand-new audio commentaries from Norman Wisdom himself in conversation with film historian Robert Ross. The four films with commentary are: Trouble in Store (1953), On the Beat (1962), A Stitch in Time (1963) and The Early Bird (1965). All the discs come with a trailer and English subtitles as standard.

  • Curtain Up (2017 Remaster) [DVD]Curtain Up (2017 Remaster) | DVD | (03/04/2017) from £8.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Curtain Up is a 1952 British film directed by Ralph Smart, written by Jack Davies and Philip King. In an English provincial town, a second-rate repertory company assemble at the theatre on Monday morning to rehearse the following week's play, a melodrama titled Tarnished Gold. Harry (Robert Morley), their irascible Director, is highly critical of the play, which has been foisted on him by the owners of the Company and is unenthusiastic about its prospects. The cast, a mixture of wanabee-film stars and has-beens, are equally unenthusiastic and little progress is made. Just as matters seemingly cannot get worse, the authoress of the play, Catherine Beckwith (Rutherford), appears and insists on 'sitting at the feet' of the Director.

  • The Happiest Days Of Your Life [DVD]The Happiest Days Of Your Life | DVD | (05/10/2015) from £10.19   |  Saving you £10.79 (149.86%)   |  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!

  • A Countess From Hong Kong [1967]A Countess From Hong Kong | DVD | (07/03/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Charlie Chaplin's final film is a delightful romantic comedy filled with the clever touches for which he's famous. Written directed and composed by Chaplin it revolves around Russian migr countess Natascha (Sophia Loren) forced into prostitution in Hong Kong who stows away in wealthy American Ogden's (Marlon Brando's) stateroom to blackmail her way to the States. Since Ogden has a mind of his own and can even resist Natascha's charms what follows is one of the funniest tugs o

  • The Importance Of Being Earnest [1952]The Importance Of Being Earnest | DVD | (30/04/2001) from £11.56   |  Saving you £1.42 (16.57%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The timeless 1952 version of Oscar Wilde's comedy of errors in a Special Collectors' Edition.

  • Comedy Classics - Miss Robin Hood [1952]Comedy Classics - Miss Robin Hood | DVD | (02/04/2007) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Long Lost Comedy Classics is a collection of films from a golden age of British Cinema remembered for timeless stars and some unique movies that have stood the test of time. So why not take a trip down memory lane and see how cinema used to be? In this delightful fantasy adventure a mild-mannered newspaper columnist (Richard Hearne) finds himself presented with an intriguing proposition from an elderly fan (Margaret Rutherford). She suggests that they conspire to steal a secret whiskey formula from ruthless distillers who themselves stole it from her family in years gone by. With the recipe back in hand however it's not long before they attract attention from the Inspectors of Scotland Yard.

  • Trouble In Store / Up In The World [1953]Trouble In Store / Up In The World | DVD | (12/05/2003) from £6.73   |  Saving you £6.26 (93.02%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Norman Wisdom became an instant movie star with the release of Trouble in Store in 1953. Playing a character called Norman, he brought his familiar stage and television personality to the big screen as a young man with the ambition to become a window dresser in a major department store. Ever lovable victim of his own clumsiness, all Norman's efforts to improve himself result in chaos. That is, until he meets Sally (Lana Morris), the girl of his dreams. Then things turn disastrous. Costarring Margaret Rutherford, Trouble in Store introduced Wisdom's self-penned song which would become his theme, "Don't laugh at Me ('cause I'm a Fool)". The film became a massive box-office hit and won Wisdom a BAFTA Award. Very much of its time, admittedly, it's still highly entertaining. In 1956 the title of his latest film, Up in the World accurately described Norman Wisdom's career. This was the great British comedian's fourth hit in as many years, this time finding himself employed as window cleaner to Lady Banderville (Ambrosine Phillpotts). Apart from having hundreds of windows to polish, things would be going fine for Norman if it weren't for the endless practical jokes played by Lady Banderville's son, Sir Reginald (Michael Caridia). However, when the irritating Reggie is kidnapped, Norman has the chance to prove himself a hero, and it just might impress his beautiful costar Maureen Swanson. By now Wisdom was set on a winning formula, working with much the same team as on his three previous smashes, including Jerry Desmonde as Major Willoughby, who had starred in both Trouble in Store (1953) and Man of the Moment (1955). --Gary S Dalkin

  • Dusty Ermine [DVD]Dusty Ermine | DVD | (28/11/2011) from £12.13   |  Saving you £0.86 (7.09%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Master forger Jim Kent (Ronald Squire), returning home from Wormwood Scrubs, finds his equally crooked nephew Gilbert (Arthur Macrae) has been inveigled into committing the same crime. Kent appoints himself the task of protecting his nephew from the Alpine international counterfeiting gang, but the undertaking is made more complicated when his niece Linda (Jane Baxter) falls in love with the young detective, Det. Insp. Forsythe (Anthony Bushell), in charge of investigations.

  • The Happiest Days Of Your Life [DVD] [1950]The Happiest Days Of Your Life | DVD | (04/05/2009) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-1.54 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    From acclaimed director Frank Launder The Happiest Days Of Your Life is a precursor to the hugely successful St. Trinian's series. Nutbourn College the most established and respectable of boys' schools is run by unyielding Headmaster Wetherby Pond [Alastair Sim.] When a military mistake billets a girls' school to share the college's premises due to wartime restrictions he is outraged. However he soon discovers he has met his match when he encounters the Headmistress of the girls' school in question the formidable Muriel Whitchurch [Margaret Rutherford]. Initially the two are hostile to one another but with a staff of dazed eccentric teachers and a student body whose mischief knows no bounds they are forced to pull together. Then just when they thought the situation couldn't get any more complicated they discover they are faced with two troublesome visits on the same day; one from a group of parents who must believe the school is only for girls and one from the Ministry who must be presented with an all boys establishment! Unmissable and hilarious this is classic British comedy at its best.

  • David Lean Box SetDavid Lean Box Set | DVD | (20/11/2006) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £49.99

    A collection of David Lean's finest films. Include: 1. The Sound Barrier (1952) 2. Hobsons Choice (1954) 3. Blithe Spirit (1945) 4. Brief Encounter (1945) 5. Great Expectations (1946) 6. Oliver Twist (1948) 7. Madeleine (1950) 8. The Passionate Friends (1949) 9. This Happy Breed (1944)

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