"Director: Frank Launder"

  • Diana Dors - Icon CollectionDiana Dors - Icon Collection | DVD | (27/08/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £59.99

    Diana Dors was adored by the British public. A star of the silver screen for nearly forty years the woman once dubbed the 'English Marilyn Monroe' was a larger than life character who had it all. This DVD collection showcases some of the films that made Diana Dors one of Britains most popular female idols and rocketed her to stardom. Set Comprises: Yield to the Night Lady Godiver Rides Again Good Time Girl The Calendar Oliver Twist It's Not Cricket Diamond City A Boy a G

  • The Happiest Days Of Your Life [Blu-ray]The Happiest Days Of Your Life | Blu Ray | (05/10/2015) from £13.98   |  Saving you £12.00 (109.19%)   |  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!

  • Two Thousand Women [1944]Two Thousand Women | DVD | (08/02/2010) from £13.48   |  Saving you £-3.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Three survivors from a British bomber shot down over France bail out - and land right in the middle of a German internment camp for women. Made in 1944 and co-written by the celebrated team of Launder and Gilliat, this wartime morale-boosting film boasts a distinguished cast including Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc and Renee Houston.

  • Millions Like Us [DVD]Millions Like Us | DVD | (20/07/2015) from £7.19   |  Saving you £5.80 (80.67%)   |  RRP £12.99

    When shy working-class girl Celia Crowson (Roc) is called up for war service during World War Two, she dreams of a glamorous job in one of the services. But as a young unmarried woman, she is given a position in a local factory manufacturing aircraft parts. There she makes friends with other girls from very different social backgrounds, and begins a tentative relationship with a young airman, Fred Blake (Gordon Jackson).

  • Two Thousand Women [DVD]Two Thousand Women | DVD | (08/06/2015) from £5.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc and Renee Houston star in this World War Two drama set in a women's internment camp in Nazi-occupied France. Forced to live together in trying circumstances, a group of British women from varied backgrounds must put their social differences aside and band together to protect not just themselves, but three survivors from a British bomber plane who make an emergency landing in the camp's grounds.

  • 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!

  • Geordie [DVD]Geordie | DVD | (04/05/2009) from £9.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (60.06%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Tall handsome Bill Travers (Born Free The Smallest Show on Earth) plays opposite Norah Gorsen as Jean and Alastair Sim as The Laird (Folly to be Wise St Trinian's films) in this charming love story set in the beautiful highlands of Scotland and directed by Frank Launder (The Happiest Days of your Life The St Trinian's films). Geordie is a slight of frame and puny gamekeeper's son who feels that the girl he loves is ignoring him because of his size. He decides to take a correspondence course in body-building. At 21 Geordie becomes one of the tallest and strongest men in Scotland and an expert at throwing the hammer. His success story leads him to represent Britain in the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne Australia. But will the new man that he is be able to charm Jean his life-long sweetheart? Geordie is an adaptation of the enchanting novel by David Walker.

  • 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 £13.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (70.42%)   |  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 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.

  • Great St Trinians Train Robbery [1966]Great St Trinians Train Robbery | DVD | (01/01/2007) from £8.39   |  Saving you £4.60 (54.83%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Filmed three years after the real Great Train Robbery the plot is centred on a bunch of criminals who infiltrate the school and plan to use the dubious educational establishment to stash the loot. But the train robbers fall foul of the schoolgirls and their need to have a good time causing havoc.

  • Joey Boy [DVD]Joey Boy | DVD | (10/03/2014) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Featuring a legendary comedy line-up, Joey Boy charts the wartime misadventures of a gang of London spivs who decide that a tour of duty with the Army is preferable to another stint at His Majesty's pleasure. Directed and co-written by St. Trinains' Frank Launder, Joey Boy is presented in a brand-new transfer from original film elements. While posters urge austerity and vigilance in wartime Britain, 'Joey Boy' Thompson has never had it better. In a cellar beneath his East London fish ...

  • Alastair Sim - The Comic Icons CollectionAlastair Sim - The Comic Icons Collection | DVD | (29/10/2007) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £34.99

    Titles Comprise: The Green Man (Dir. Robert Day/Basil Dearden 1956) Folly To Be Wise (Dir. Frank Launder 1953) Geordie (Dir. Frank Launder 1955) Left Right And Centre (Dir. Sidney Gilliat 1959) Laughter in Paradise (Dir. Mario Zampi 1951)

  • I See a Dark Stranger [DVD] [1946]I See a Dark Stranger | DVD | (09/05/2011) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Directed by Frank Launder and written by Sidney Gilliat, I See A Dark Stranger is a suspense-filled, highly entertaining spy drama about a highly-strung Irish girl, Bridie Quilty (Deborah Kerr) whose father delights in spinning tall tales about his role in the 1916 uprising against the English. When Bridie comes of age she decides to leave her rural home and seek out the IRA, but she unwittingly falls in with a German spy called Miller (Raymond Huntley), believing that he is part of the IRA. Miller recruits Bridie and finds her a job working in a sleepy village pub near a British military prison. But when British Army Officer David Byrne (Trevor Howard) arrives in the village to recuperate, he falls in love with the quarrelsome Bridie. Suspicious that Byrne is an intelligence officer Miller decides that Byrne needs to be eliminated and asks Bridie to help him.

  • 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.

  • Millions Like UsMillions Like Us | DVD | (26/01/2004) from £15.94   |  Saving you £-2.95 (-22.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Co-directed by Frank Launder and Sidney Gilliat in 1943 Millions Like Us is widely regarded as one of the finest British films of the Second World War.Patricia Roc stars as Celia Crowson an ordinary young woman determined to do her part for the war effort. Leaving her home she takes a job in a factory and finds herself living in a hostel with other volunteers. Her fellow volunteers come from all walks of life and positions of society. They are all so very different - and yet united in their desire to defend Britain and see the menace of the Nazis defeated forever. The film follows the girls as they work together and discover the importance of friendship and true love. Eric Portman and Gordan Jackson co-star in this fascinating film portrayal of life on the Home Front at the height of the Second World War.

  • 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...

  • Laughter on Parade [DVD]Laughter on Parade | DVD | (26/11/2018) from £11.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    JOEY BOY While posters urge austerity and vigilance in wartime Britain, 'Joey Boy' Thompson has never had it better. But police stage a lightning raid and offer Joey and his fellow reprobates a stark choice: sign up for active service, or face another stint inside! Starring HARRY H. CORBETT, STANLEY BAXTER, BILL FRASER, PERCY HERBERT and LANCE PERCIVAL 1965 | 1.66:1 | Black and White | Mono | English | 88 mins | Cert PG OPERATION BULLSHINE A group of Auxiliary Territorial Service girls are stationed at an anti-aircraft post on the English coast along with the handsome lieutenant in charge of the battery and his wife (a fellow-ATS girl who's none too happy about her husband's latest posting!). Starring DONALD SINDEN, BARBARA MURRAY, CAROLE LESLEY, RONALD SHINER and NAUNTON WAYNE 1959 | 1.66:1 | Colour | Mono | English | 81 mins | Cert PG JOSSER IN THE ARMY Serial bungler Tommy Josser gets caught up in military escapades during wartime! Our hapless hero masquerades as a German general and unmasks a spy but ends up getting captured! Starring ERNEST LOTINGA, JACK FROST, HAL GORDON, HAROLD WILKINSON and ARNOLD BELL 1932 | 1.33:1 | Black and White | Mono | English | 75 mins | Cert U ON THE FIDDLE Tricked into joining the RAF by a wily judge, wide boy Horace Pope sets his sights on the main chance, teams with slow-witted, good-hearted gypsy Pedlar Pascoe, and works up a lucrative racket in conning both his colleagues and the RAF! Starring ALFRED LYNCH, SEAN CONNERY, CECIL PARKER, STANLEY HOLLOWAY and ALAN KING 1961 | 1.66:1 | Black and White | Mono | English | 93 mins | Cert PG

  • 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.

  • World War II Collection - Volume 2 [DVD]World War II Collection - Volume 2 | DVD | (11/01/2016) from £14.49   |  Saving you £5.50 (37.96%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A collection of Classic WWII films featuring: Secret Mission, Millions Like Us, Freedom Radio and Two Thousand Women.

Please wait. Loading...