"Actor: Maurice Denham"

  • All Passion Spent: The Complete Series [DVD]All Passion Spent: The Complete Series | DVD | (10/10/2016) from £6.89   |  Saving you £8.10 (117.56%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Oscar-winning stage and screen veteran Wendy Hiller brings characteristic subtlety, grace and quiet determination to the role of a recently widowed woman who intends to relish her newfound freedom in this acclaimed three-part drama. Adapting Vita Sackville-West's classic story, All Passion Spent received four BAFTA nominations and co-stars Harry Andrews, Maurice Denham, Phyllis Calvert, Graham Crowden and Geoffrey Bayldon. Lady Slane sits beside the body of her husband in a bedroom of their elegant home. The handsome, distinguished Henry Holland, Prime Minister, Viceroy of India and Earl of Slane, has died at the age of 94. As her children ponder what is to be done with mother, 85-year-old Lady Slane realises that for the first time in her life, she is free to live where, and how, she chooses. And after more than half a century as a dutiful and loving wife, she revels in her new-found independence and the company of new friends... despite the wishes of her family.

  • Our Man In HavanaOur Man In Havana | DVD | (26/12/2005) from £5.38   |  Saving you £7.61 (141.45%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness) a vacuum cleaner salesman is short of money. His 17-year old daughter Milly (Jo Morrow) has reached an expensive age - so he accepts Hawthorne's (Noel Coward) offer of 0-plus a month and becomes Agent 59200/5 MI6's man in Havana. To keep the job Wormold pretends to recruit sub-agents and sends fake stories. Then the stories start becoming disturbingly true... Based on the novel by Graham Greene this was the final collaboration between Greene and director Carol Reed who had previously worked together on The Third Man and Fallen Idol.

  • Day Of The Jackal [1973]Day Of The Jackal | DVD | (05/07/2010) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    With its high-intensity plot about an attempt to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle, the bestselling novel by Frederick Forsyth was a prime candidate for screen adaptation. Director Fred Zinnemann brought his veteran skills to bear on what has become a timeless classic of screen suspense. Not to be confused with the later remake The Jackal starring Bruce Willis (which shamelessly embraced all the bombast that Zinnemann so wisely avoided), this 1973 thriller opts for lethal elegance and low-key tenacity in the form of the Jackal, the suave assassin played with consummate British coolness by Edward Fox. He's a killer of the highest order, a master of disguise and international elusiveness, and this riveting film follows his path to de Gaulle with an intense, straightforward documentary style. Perhaps one of the last great films from a bygone age of pure, down-to-basics suspense (and a kind of debonair European alternative to the American grittiness of The French Connection), The Day of the Jackal is a cat-and-mouse thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat until its brilliantly executed final scene (pardon the pun), by which time Fox has achieved cinematic immortality as one of the screen's most memorable killers. --Jeff Shannon

  • 84 Charing Cross Road [1986]84 Charing Cross Road | DVD | (20/05/2002) from £2.99   |  Saving you £17.00 (568.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Helene Hanff (Anne Bancroft) and Frank Doel (Anthony Hopkins) are lifelong friends who never meet in 84 Charing Cross Road, a unique comedy-drama based on a true story. Hanff and Doel are separated by 3,000 miles of ocean and joined by a passion for old books. Their relationship begins when New- Yorker Hanff orders a copy of Pepys' diary. Doel, as polite and soft-spoken as Hanff is loud and overbearing, fields the request from the titular book shop in London. For the next two decades they correspond without ever actually sitting down for tea and crumpets. Director David Jones (Betrayal) does a reasonably good job of goosing a movie about something as un-cinematic as letter-writing, and the stars have fun chewing scenery on both sides of the Atlantic. The model for this kind of bittersweet relationship is David Lean's Brief Encounter, which, not coincidentally, is glimpsed here when Hanff steps out for a rainy-day matinee. --Glenn Lovell, Amazon.com

  • Night of the Demon/Curse of the Demon [DVD]Night of the Demon/Curse of the Demon | DVD | (18/10/2010) from £17.53   |  Saving you £2.46 (14.03%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Night Of The Demon / Curse Of The Demon (2 Discs)

  • Edward And Mrs SimpsonEdward And Mrs Simpson | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £8.95   |  Saving you £11.04 (123.35%)   |  RRP £19.99

    He abandoned crown and country for the woman he loved. Everything that is known about Edward VIII is almost totally eclipsed by the world-shattering act which brought his short reign to a close in 1936. To many it seemed a selfish and irresponsible abandonment of duty. To others it was the supreme sacrifice of a man who put love above all things. Based on the definitive biography by Frances Donaldson Edward and Mrs Simpson focuses on the riveting truth behind the sensational headline

  • Animal Farm [DVD]Animal Farm | DVD | (27/10/2014) from £6.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (91.31%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The first feature-length British animated film to be given a theatrical release this landmark 1954 adaptation brilliantly conveys all the horror and humour of George Orwell’s scathing satire on the corruption of Communist ideals and the Soviet Union’s slide into totalitarianism. Animal Farm remains an outstanding achievement for award-winning animators John Halas and Joy Batchelor; actor and singer Gordon Heath narrates and the characters are voiced by Maurice Denham. To celebrate its 60th anniversary It is featured here in a new High Definition transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Inspired by the dream of Old Major a prize boar the overworked animals of Manor Farm rise up against their negligent drunken human owner and drive him out. Led by two young pigs Snowball and Napoleon they establish their own self-sufficient farm but as the farm flourishes it begins to slide into dictatorship…

  • Deadlier Than The Male / Some Girls Do [1966]Deadlier Than The Male / Some Girls Do | DVD | (15/08/2005) from £10.48   |  Saving you £6.50 (76.56%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Join Hugh ""Bulldog"" Drummond in two of his groovy sixties adventures! Deadlier Than The Male (Dir. Ralph Thomas 1966): For Hire: Deadly Weapons! - Blonde Brunette Redhead A rarely seen 1966 tongue-in-cheek spy thriller starring Richard Johnson as Hugh Bulldog Drummond investigating the attempted sabotage of oil deals and assassination of a Persian King. Elke Sommer co-stars. Some Girls Do (Dir. Ralph Thomas 1969): Hugh ""Bulldog"" Drummond returns! Drummond'

  • Countess Dracula [Blu-ray]Countess Dracula | Blu Ray | (08/09/2014) from £11.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (25.02%)   |  RRP £14.99

    One of Hammer's most enduringly popular films and a benchmark for 1970s horror Countess Dracula stars Ingrid Pitt in an iconic career-defining role as the aged countess who must regularly bathe in virgins' blood to regain her fading youth. Genre stalwart Peter Sasdy directs arguably his best Hammer film from a script by award-winning writer Jeremy Paul and showcasing a rousing score from composer Harry Robinson. Countess Dracula is featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. In medieval Hungary Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy an embittered ageing widow discovers by accident that virgin's blood causes her skin become youthful and smooth. Determined to retain her new youth at all costs the Countess coerces her lover to abduct a string of young virgins to keep her supplied with the blood she now craves to stay beautiful... Special Features: Audio commentary with Ingrid Pitt and horror experts Kim Newman and Stephen Jones Original Theatrical Trailer Archive interview with Ingrid Pitt 50 Years of Hammer - news feature Thriller episode Conceptions of Murder episode

  • Checkpoint [DVD]Checkpoint | DVD | (16/04/2012) from £6.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (100.15%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Stanley Baker's O'Donovan is sent to steal the plans of a rival company's racing car designs, to ensure his employers win the competition. However, when opening a safe containing the plans, he triggers an alarm leading to a gun battle where he kills a number of people. James Robertson Justice alarmed by the scandal surrounding the killings orders his agent be killed surreptitiously to hide his involvement with the plot.

  • Countess Dracula Special Edition [1970]Countess Dracula Special Edition | DVD | (11/09/2006) from £6.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (120.77%)   |  RRP £14.99

    In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start abducting likely candidates. The Countess - pretending to be her own daughter - starts dallying with a younger man much to Dobi's annoyance. The disappearances cause mounting terror locally and when she finds out that only the blood of a virgin does the job Dobi is sent out again with a more difficult task.

  • The Chain [1985]The Chain | DVD | (11/09/2006) from £6.99   |  Saving you £3.00 (42.92%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Chain is linked by a series of moves. As one couple moves out of their current residence to live in posher quarters another moves in and so it goes all the way up to the lavish mansioned owned by self-made millionaire Leo McKern. The cycle starts all over again when McKern wishing to be closer to his roots returns to the working-class neighborhood whence he came. Each move is wryly commented upon by the team of professional movers headed by Warren Mitchell.

  • Hammer House of Horror : The Vampire Collection [1971]Hammer House of Horror : The Vampire Collection | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Countess Dracula The erotic horror tale of a countess who discovers that the blood of young virgin girls will restore her to the passionate beauty she was 25 years before... Twins Of Evil Both look exactly alike: which one was the twin of evil? Victims of a vampire curse lead to a witch-hunt headed by Gustav Weil (Peter Cushing) a fanatical Puritan leader of a bizarre religious sect. Only a vampire hunter can save the innocent! Vampire Circus A vampire's dying curse states that those present should all die. When a mysterious plague strikes the doctor's son battles to solve the terrible curse. Set in 1825.

  • The Agatha Christie Hour Collection [DVD]The Agatha Christie Hour Collection | DVD | (10/05/2010) from £16.18   |  Saving you £13.81 (85.35%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The Agatha Christie Hour is a collection of ten hour-long dramas based on short stories by the most popular novelist in history. Some were romances some had supernatural themes and a couple were adventures. The common link was that all came from the talented pen of Agatha Christie all were entertaining and each drama was carefully crafted and well cast with many of Britain's best known actors of the time represented. Episodes Comprise: The Case of the Middle-Aged Wife: When Mrs Packington whose husband is paying more attention to his young secretary answers an ad in the papers reading ARE YOU HAPPY? IF NOT CONSULT MR PARKER PYNE she soon finds herself being dazzled and swept off her feet by the handsome Claude Luttrell. In A Glass Darkly: Matthew Armitage is startled by a vision in his mirror: he sees a man with a scarred neck strangling a beautiful blonde. He later meets the woman in his vision Sylvia and notes her fiance's scarred neck. Mathew tells Sylvia of his premonition and the engagement is broken off. But is that all there is to it? The Case of the Discontented Soldier: The recently retired Major Wilbraham is bored and unhappy so he answers Parker Pyne's newspaper ad. Before long the Major finds himself rescuing Freda Clegg from two burly attackers; with Freda in tow he embarks on a daring adventure to find treasure in the wilds of Africa! Another charming love story of an autumn romance. Magnolia Blossom: Theodora Darrell is running away with her lover - and business associate of her husband - Vincent Easton when she learns her husband Richard is facing financial ruin. Old loyalties resurface and she returns home to see if she can fix the situation. The Mystery of the Blue Jar: Playing golf early one morning Jack Harrington hears a cry Murder! Help! from a nearby cottage. He runs up to find a beautiful French girl Felise placidly weeding the garden oblivious to any disturbance. When the Jack hears the same cries for many days he begins to think he might be mad. But are more sinister forces at work? The Red Signal: Dermot West is invited to dinner at the home of Jack and Claire Trent. The first is his best friend the second the woman he loves. During the evening the conversation turns to the supernatural; Dermot admits he frequently gets what he calls 'the red signal' to warn him of impending danger. He neglects to mention that he is getting the signal strongly that night! Jane in Search of a Job: Jane Cleveland lands a sought-after job as double for the Grand Duchess of Ostrova during the latter's state visit to England. An attempt is feared on the Duchess' life and when Jane is framed for a theft events become ever more complicated. Can she clear her name and who is trying to kill the Duchess? The Manhood of Edward Robinson: Prim and proper yet a romantic dreamer Edward Robinson leads a rather dull life with his domineering girlfriend and uninspiring job. His quiet dull life ends when he wins some money in a newspaper contest and he embarks on an adventure that even he never dreamed of. The Girl in The Train: George Rowland a bored playboy disowned for the seventh time by his wealthy uncle is on the train to London. When a beautiful girl bursts into his compartment frantically begging to be hidden his life changes dramatically. The Fourth Man: A canon a lawyer and a psychiatrist find themselves together on a train bound for Newcastle. There is a fourth man in the compartment who apparently pays no attention to his companions' animated conversation.

  • Eight O'Clock Walk [DVD]Eight O'Clock Walk | DVD | (04/11/2013) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Richard Attenborough portrays an innocent man on trial for his life in this compelling, sympathetic courtroom drama based on a true case. Directed by Lance Comfort - an under-appreciated British talent whose prolific career encompassed wartime biopic Penn of Pennsylvania and accomplished melodrama Hatter's Castle - Eight o' Clock Walk also features strong support from film noir heroine Cathy O'Donnell and character actor Maurice Denham. The film is presented here in a bra...

  • Animal Farm [Blu-ray]Animal Farm | Blu Ray | (27/10/2014) from £8.95   |  Saving you £6.04 (67.49%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The first feature-length British animated film to be given a theatrical release this landmark 1954 adaptation brilliantly conveys all the horror and humour of George Orwell’s scathing satire on the corruption of Communist ideals and the Soviet Union’s slide into totalitarianism. Animal Farm remains an outstanding achievement for award-winning animators John Halas and Joy Batchelor; actor and singer Gordon Heath narrates and the characters are voiced by Maurice Denham. To celebrate its 60th anniversary It is featured here in a new High Definition transfer made from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Inspired by the dream of Old Major a prize boar the overworked animals of Manor Farm rise up against their negligent drunken human owner and drive him out. Led by two young pigs Snowball and Napoleon they establish their own self-sufficient farm but as the farm flourishes it begins to slide into dictatorship…

  • Monsignor Quixote [1985]Monsignor Quixote | DVD | (19/07/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The story of a friendship between a Catholic priest and a Communist Mayor. Together they travel from their remote village to Madrid and back exploring their friendship the demands of belief and constancy of faith. This lavish production filmed entirely on location captures the wit warmth and vitality that make the original novel by Graham Greene a unique work of literature.

  • Simon And LauraSimon And Laura | DVD | (12/02/2007) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Love marriage and show business provide the basis of this lively comedy that centers on a husband and wife who are chosen by television producers to embody the perfect married couple on an upcoming television series. The show is to be filmed and broadcast live from the home of Simon and Laura who on camera are indeed the perfect couple. Unfortunately the minute the camera is off the two are going at it hammer and tong. Still their show is very popular and many couples look up to them until the ill-fated shooting of a Christmas special in which the couple begin tippling alcoholic beverages during the filming and end up letting their true relationship come out.

  • H.M.S. Defiant [1962]H.M.S. Defiant | DVD | (18/03/2002) from £5.38   |  Saving you £14.61 (271.56%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Set in 1797 at the beginning of the Napoleonic Wars, HMS Defiant is an enthralling British naval drama made to capitalise upon MGM's epic remake of Mutiny on the Bounty, also released in 1962. Based on the novel Mutiny by Frank Tilsey and starring Alex Guinness as a fair-minded captain locked in psychological conflict with Dirk Bogarde, his manipulative, coldly malicious first officer, the parallels with the famous true story are clear. However there were many naval mutinies at this period and this large-scale saga, which includes some spectacularly staged widescreen naval battles, offers a realistic depiction of life in the British navy at the time--from the press gangs and floggings, to the appalling food and living conditions. Director Lewis Gilbert--who previously helmed Sink the Bismarck! (1960)--strikes a good balance between the personal drama and sweeping maritime adventure. Guinness successfully varies his firm-but-fair officer from The Bridge on the River Kwai, Bogarde is chillingly hateful and Anthony Quayle gives strong support. ITV's recent Hornblower cumulatively offers a more detailed portrait of the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars, though the TV series cannot match the visual scale of this big-screen production. On the DVD: HMS Defiant is presented anamorphically enhanced at 2.35:1, though a little of the original CinemaScope frame is still cropped at the sides. The image is generally very good, though a handful of scenes near the end show considerable print damage and there is an inconstancy of colour grading between some shots. Grain is variable, but not generally a problem, though some unattractive "ringing" from edge enhancement is noticeable, particularly around Alex Guinness when he stands against a bright sky. The sound is in very clear mono with just occasional distortion on the music score. The disc offers the option of watching with dubbed French, German, Italian or Spanish soundtracks. The original trailer is included--under the American title of Damn the Defiant!--as are trailers for three other classic war films. The only other extra features are a small gallery of original publicity materials and three very basic filmographies. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Alec Guinness - The Screen Icons CollectionAlec Guinness - The Screen Icons Collection | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £18.47   |  Saving you £19.51 (126.03%)   |  RRP £34.99

    This box set contains the following films: The Last Holiday (Dir: Henry Cass) (1950): Alec Guinness plays a salesman of agricultural machinery who finds out that he hasn't long to live. He decides to enjoy his last months to the fullest. Kind Hearts And Coronets (Dir: Robert Hamer) (1949): Dennis Price plays Louis D'Ascoyne the would-be Duke of Chalfont whose mother was spurned by her noble family for marrying an Italian singer for love. Louis resolves to avenge his mother by murdering the relatives ahead of him in line for the dukedom all of whom are played by Alec Guinness! The Man In The White Suite (Dir: Alexander Mackendrick) (1951): Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness) invents a new strong fibre which repels dirt and never wears out! He uses this material to make a brilliant white suit and attempts to sell his product to the textile industry. However all is not as it seems when those in the industry realise that Stratton's new fibre could mean the end of their livelihood - the race is on to catch Stratton! Captain's Paradise (Dir: Anthony Kimmins) (1953): Henry St. James is the Captain of an international ferry. He enjoys his life at Sea especially as he has a loving English wife waiting for him in Gibraltar and another in Tangiers! A perfect life - so long as neither woman decide to travel with him! Barnacle Bill (1957) A British Naval Captain who is plagued by incurable seasickness retires from service and buys a decrepit amusement pier in a small coastal town. After discovering the local commissioners seek to condemn and seize his pier Captain Ambrose must do all in his power to save his pier.

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