"Director: Anthony Asquith"

  • The Winslow Boy [DVD] [1948]The Winslow Boy | DVD | (06/04/2009) from £14.83   |  Saving you £1.16 (7.82%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Yellow Rose Royce We Dive At Dawn) and adapted from the seminal play by Terence Rattigan (The Browning Version The Deep Blue Sea Separate Tables) The Winslow Boy is a classic tale of standing up to bureaucracy and one family''s testing fight for justice. Based on real life events The Winslow Boy follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet who is accused of robbery then expelled from his academy. On returning home his father becomes determined to clear his name and prove his innocence after what he considers an unfair internal enquiry. During his pursuit for justice the case eventually reaches The House Of Commons to cause public outcry and a political furore. A thoroughly British searing drama about the conquest for truth and the sacrifices that come with it The Winslow Boy still retains its ability to move audiences with its poignant and powerful story telling.

  • 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

  • Stewart Granger Collection - Adam And Evelyne/Blanche Fury/Caeser And Cleopatra/Captain Boycott/Fanny By Gaslight/Lamp StilStewart Granger Collection - Adam And Evelyne/Blanche Fury/Caeser And Cleopatra/Captain Boycott/Fanny By Gaslight/Lamp Stil | DVD | (11/06/2007) from £25.30   |  Saving you £34.69 (137.11%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Features: Adam and Evelyne Blanche Fury Caesar And Cleopatra Captain Boycott Fanny By Gaslight Lamp Still Burns Love Story Madonna of The Seven Moons Magic Bow and Waterloo Road

  • Freedom Radio [DVD]Freedom Radio | DVD | (22/06/2015) from £6.35   |  Saving you £6.64 (104.57%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Anthony Asquith directs this wartime propaganda drama. When his actress wife Irena (Diana Wynyard) moves to Berlin to further her career, throat specialist Dr Karl Roder (Clive Brook) decides to accompany her, although he is vehemently opposed to the newly-elected Nazi regime. There he meets Hans Glaser (Derek Farr), a young engineer whose girlfriend has been incarcerated in a concentration camp. Together, they set up their own broadcasting service, Freedom Radio, to denounce the Nazi movement.

  • 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

  • The Yellow Rolls Royce [DVD]The Yellow Rolls Royce | DVD | (28/09/2009) from £10.65   |  Saving you £2.34 (21.97%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The Yellow Rolls Royce

  • Cottage to Let [Blu-ray]Cottage to Let | Blu Ray | (16/03/2020) from £14.39   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Leslie Banks stars alongside Alastair Sim, John Mills and a very young George Cole in this thrilling wartime espionage drama from award-winning director Anthony Asquith. Adapted from Geoffrey Kerr's smash West End play (which also starred Banks, Sim and Cole), Cottage to Let is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Working in secret for the Air Ministry at his remote country house laboratory, John Barrington is key to the ongoing war effort against the Nazis. Barrington's household, however, has been infiltrated by enemy agents - who plan to take him back to Berlin as prisoner. Special Features: Image gallery

  • John Mills - Centenary CollectionJohn Mills - Centenary Collection | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £22.59   |  Saving you £27.40 (121.29%)   |  RRP £49.99

    Set Comprises: Great Expectations: One of the great translations of literature into film David Lean brings Dickens' masterpiece to robust on-screen life. Pip Magwitch Miss Havisham and Estella populate Lean's magnificent miniature beautifully photographed by Guy Green and designed by John Bryan. The October Man: He was Suspect Number One...while the real killer stalked the streets. Morning Departure: While hunting German shipping the Royal Navy submarine Trojan accidentally strikes an electronically-operated mine - and the race begins to save the lives of the crew of the stricken vessel. Rocked by a tremendous explosion the Trojan plunges to the sea bed. As time - and air - starts to run out the captain gathers together the survivors. A lucky few can escape immediately through emergency hatches - but the others will have to remain trapped in the dying submarine and hope that rescuers will arrive before it is too late. Those left behind must battle with terrifying fear and claustrophobia in the stricken disintegrating hulk far beneath the sea while rescuers begin a last-ditch attempt to raise the submarine to the surface. The rescue is difficult and fraught with danger at the best of times - but a storm of unprecedented ferocity is brewing which threatens to end all hope of rescue. This nail-biting and suspenseful thriller boasts a truly distinguished cast including John Mills Richard Attenborough and Nigel Patrick. Waterloo Road: As World War Two rages Jim Colter (John Mills) finds himself called up to serve in the army - but he's soon to find himself at war on two fronts. While he's away his lovely wife Tillie (Joy Shelton) attracts the amorous attention of Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger) a vicious local spiv and self-acclaimed ladies man. When Jim's sister writes informing him of what is happening Jim decides that the Nazis can wait and that an even more insidious enemy needs to be dealt with first. He breaks out of camp goes AWOL and sets off to find his wife. With the military hot on his tail Jim must make his way through war torn London to settle things once and for all. In Which We Serve: The story of the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Torrin and those that serve in her. In the Battle of Crete she is dive-bombed while streaming at thirty knots and goes down fighting. We see through the memories of her survivors the ordeals achievements and gallantry of HMS Torrin from her commissioning until she sinks in her last battle.

  • Orders To Kill [DVD] [1944]Orders To Kill | DVD | (17/08/2009) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (63.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Orders To Kill

  • The Winslow Boy [Blu-ray] [2019]The Winslow Boy | Blu Ray | (03/02/2020) from £12.09   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Browning Version, Pygmalion) and adapted from the seminal play by Terence Rattigan (The Deep Blue Sea Separate Tables) THE WINSLOW BOY is a classic tale of standing up to bureaucracy and one family's testing fight for justice. Based on real life events, The Winslow Boy, Starring Robert Donat (The 39 Steps, Goodbye Mr Chips) as Sir Robert Morton and Basil Radford (Whiskey Galore, The Lady Vanishes) as Desmond Curry the story follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet who is accused of the theft of a 5 shilling postal order, then expelled from his academy. On returning home his father becomes determined to clear his name and prove his innocence after what he considers an unfair internal enquiry. During his pursuit for justice the case eventually reaches The House Of Commons to cause public outcry and a political furore. A thoroughly British, searing drama about the conquest for truth and the sacrifices that come with it. Extras: NEW - George Arthur Shee and The case of the missing postal order NEW - Interview with cultural historian Matthew Sweet NEW - Interview with Geoffery Wansell, Author and critic, Stills Galler

  • The Millionairess [1960]The Millionairess | DVD | (21/05/2001) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw which studies an immensely wealthy woman who falls for the charms of a poor Indian doctor. Sophia Loren plays a spoilt heiress able to buy anything she wants. When she meets an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to 'buy' him. Only by setting an endurance test for each other are they able to be sure of their true feelings.

  • Cottage To Let [1941]Cottage To Let | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £10.48   |  Saving you £1.50 (17.67%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be unconnected with the fact that the landowner is also a key British military inventor. For a start the butler is obviously a Scotland Yard flatfoot.

  • The Way To The Stars [1945]The Way To The Stars | DVD | (20/08/2007) from £6.39   |  Saving you £6.60 (50.80%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 1940 a deserted airfield somewhere in the heart of England becomes a bustling bomber command station. In 1942 advance units of the American Air Force arrive to join The Royal Air Force and help turn the tide of World War II. So unfolds the story of a group of flyers and their 'missions'. Peter Penrose (John Mills) a young RAF pilot is sent to Halfpenny Field close to the small town of Shepley. His Squadron Leader Flight Lieutenant David Archdale (Michael Redgrave) gives him

  • Underground [Blu-ray]Underground | Blu Ray | (17/06/2013) from £14.59   |  Saving you £5.40 (37.01%)   |  RRP £19.99

    The BFI Archive's acclaimed restoration of Anthony Asquith's subterranean tale of love, jealousy and murder is finally made available in this stunning Dual Format Edition. This classic British film from the silent era features Neil Brand's new orchestral score, recorded live in 2012, which perfectly complements the film's richly detailed evocation of 1920s London. From his own screenplay Anthony Asquith balances the light and dark sides of London life, aided by a superb cast of Brian Aherne and Elissa Landi as the nice young lovers and Norah Baring and Cyril McLaglen as their unhappy counterparts. More than any other film from Britain's silent canon, Underground evokes the life of the ordinary Londoner with its scenes of the bustling underground and the capital's parks, double-decker buses, pubs and shabby bedsits. Special Features: New score by celebrated silent film composer Neil Brand Alternative audio track by the UK's leading sound recordist Chris Watson A selection of early transport films from the Archive

  • 3 Classic World War 2 Naval Battles - The Battle Of The River Plate / In Which We Serve / We Dive At Dawn [1942]3 Classic World War 2 Naval Battles - The Battle Of The River Plate / In Which We Serve / We Dive At Dawn | DVD | (20/10/2003) from £10.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (63.69%)   |  RRP £17.99

    The Battle Of River Plate - Ten days before World War II Germany's crack battleship Admiral Graf Spee sails with orders to carry out action against Allied merchant shipping in the South Atlantic. Captained by Hans Langsdorff (Peter Finch) Graf Spee with her superior speed sinks ship after ship. Meanwhile the net is tightening round the German Killer. Outwitted by British Intelligence the Germans are convinced Graf Spee is trapped by a massive naval force. The captain eva

  • Pygmalion [1938]Pygmalion | DVD | (06/08/2007) from £6.99   |  Saving you £13.00 (185.98%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Later adapted as `My Fair Lady George Bernard Shaws wonderful comedy of manners is given its finest screen outing in this 1938 production. Nominated for four Oscars Shaw himself was one of the recipients of the award for best screenplay. Snobbish Professor Higgins has a wager with his friend Colonel Pickering that with the right instruction he can pass off cockney `gutter-snipe Eliza Doolittle as a `lady among high society. Taken under his wing Eliza is given rigorous coaching i

  • The Browning Version [1951]The Browning Version | DVD | (06/08/2007) from £8.25   |  Saving you £11.74 (142.30%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Public schoolmaster Crocker-Harris has become a bitter disillusioned man. Stuck in a loveless marriage with a wife who openly cheats on him the enthusiasm he once showed for his career and his pupils has long since vanished and `The Crock has become a figure of disdain among the students whose life he has made a misery. With ill-health forcing him to resign his long-standing post a simple act of kindness from one boy has a profund impact on the seemingly heartless master.

  • Carrington V.C. [DVD] [1954]Carrington V.C. | DVD | (25/05/2009) from £9.43   |  Saving you £3.56 (37.75%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Compelled to use his own money for his expense account Major Carrington becomes convinced that he will never see his money again and decides to take back the money from his department's funds without permission. For this error in military rules Carrington is court-martialed. During the trial Carrington's selfish wife (Margaret Leighton) gets even for a wartime affair conducted by her husband by supplying false testimony. Though Carrington is declared guilty the implication is that he is well rid of both his wife and his hollow government post.... Nominated for 5 BAFTA Awards.

  • Rudolf Nureyev And Margot Fonteyn - An Evening With The Royal BalletRudolf Nureyev And Margot Fonteyn - An Evening With The Royal Ballet | DVD | (22/08/2011) from £12.09   |  Saving you £4.90 (40.53%)   |  RRP £16.99

    An Evening With The Royal BalletExcerpts from four different ballets danced by Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev one of the most successful dance partnerships of modern times filmed at the peak of their creative genius with the corps de ballet of the Royal Ballet.Les SylphidesLe CorsaireLa Valsethe Sleeping Beauty (Act 3 Aurora's Wedding)Filmed at Royal Opera House Covent Garden London.

  • The Importance Of Being Earnest [1952]The Importance Of Being Earnest | DVD | (30/04/2001) from £11.58   |  Saving you £1.40 (16.30%)   |  RRP £9.99

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

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