"Director: Henry Cass"

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  • Last Holiday [DVD]Last Holiday | DVD | (31/01/2011) from £9.48   |  Saving you £9.50 (146.38%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Queen Latifah plays a shy cookware salesperson who throws caution to the wind when she learns her days are numbered.

  • Last Holiday [Blu-ray] [2020]Last Holiday | Blu Ray | (09/03/2020) from £12.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    LAST HOLIDAY is a 1950 black comedy starring Alec Guinness in fine form as George Bird, a mild-mannered salesman, who's been told by his Doctor that he only has a short time left to live. Determined not to waste his final days, he decides to go on one last holiday to live the rest of his life to the full. Written by renowned novelist and playwright J.B. Priestley, LAST HOLIDAY is a timeless parable on the notion that life is not just about how long you live, but how well. Extras: NEW: Interview With Cultural Historian Matthew Sweet Personalities: J.B. Priestley (1944) Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery

  • Kind Hearts And Coronets [DVD] [1949]Kind Hearts And Coronets | DVD | (05/09/2011) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (100.12%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Set in the stately Edwardian era Kind Hearts And Coronets is black comedy at is best with the most articulate and literate of all Ealing screenplays. Sir Alec Guinness gives a virtuoso performance in his Ealing comedy debut playing all eight victims standing between a mass-murderer and his family fortune. Considered by some to be Ealing's most perfect achievement of all the Ealing films.

  • British Film Comedy: The 50s [DVD]British Film Comedy: The 50s | DVD | (29/10/2018) from £11.48   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    HAPPY IS THE BRIDE David proposes to Janet in the middle of a cricket match, a prospect less-than-enthusiastically received by Janet's prosperous father and the two lovebirds find romance being replaced by a regiment of interfering relatives! INTO THE BLUE Mr and Mrs Fergusson are relaxing on board a yacht off the coast of France their only crew, the skipper-owner and his adopted daughter. On taking a turn around the deck, however, Mr Fergusson is put-out to discover a stowaway helping himself to the comforts of their dinghy! FATHER'S DOING FINE A widowed mother has to contend with the love affairs of her two unmarried daughters, some worthless shares, a thieving butler, the unpaid rent, the matrimonial difficulties of a third daughter and the imminent motherhood of the eldest! THE MARCH HARE Sir Charles Hare gambles everything on one of his horses at Ascot and loses everything, including the racing stud that was the chief delight of his life! However, his aunt attends the sale and buys a promising foal which she intends to raise in secret for Charles...

  • The Glass Mountain [1949]The Glass Mountain | DVD | (14/04/2008) from £9.31   |  Saving you £0.68 (6.80%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The Glass Mountain is a classic British film romance enriched with the sublime music of Italian opera. Shot down over the Italian Alps during the Second World War RAF pilot Richard Wilder (Michael Dennison) is rescued and nursed back to health by Alida (Valentina Cortesa) a beautiful young partisan girl. She shares with him the local fables of The Glass Mountain and he in turn spins them into an enchanting opera...

  • Alec Guinness - The Screen Icons CollectionAlec Guinness - The Screen Icons Collection | DVD | (01/10/2007) from £20.99   |  Saving you £14.00 (66.70%)   |  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.

  • No Place for Jennifer [DVD]No Place for Jennifer | DVD | (07/03/2016) from £6.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (47.13%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A box-office hit, this heart-rending drama features child star Janette Scott in her breakthrough role as a young girl struggling to cope with the trauma and divided loyalties arising from her parents' divorce and ensuing custody battle. No Place for Jennifer is written by Oscar nominee J. Lee Thompson and presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.When her parents' marriage breaks up, Jennifer is torn between the love she has for both of them. Sickened and weary after a court case, the accompanying scandal and the remarriage of both parents, the troubled young girl runs away a desperate act, but one that might just offer her a chance to find the happiness and security she has never known.SPECIAL FEATURES: Image Gallery Promotional Materials PDFs

  • Last Holiday [DVD] [2020]Last Holiday | DVD | (09/03/2020) from £9.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    LAST HOLIDAY is a 1950 black comedy starring Alec Guinness in fine form as George Bird, a mild-mannered salesman, who's been told by his Doctor that he only has a short time left to live. Determined not to waste his final days, he decides to go on one last holiday to live the rest of his life to the full. Written by renowned novelist and playwright J.B. Priestley, LAST HOLIDAY is a timeless parable on the notion that life is not just about how long you live, but how well. Extras: NEW: Interview With Cultural Historian Matthew Sweet Personalities: J.B. Priestley (1944) Behind The Scenes Stills Gallery

  • Blood Of The VampireBlood Of The Vampire | DVD | (15/01/2007) from £16.18   |  Saving you £-3.19 (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In the late nineteenth century the anaemic Dr Callistratus (Donald Wolfit) is the governor of a brutal penal institution in a remote castle. Dr John Pierre (Vincent Ball) is wrongly convicted of malpractice and given a life sentence but is soon employed by Callistratus to help him with his research. In a laboratory beneath the castle Callistratus and his hunchbacked assistant Carl (Victor Maddern) submit inmates and young women to cruel experiments in blood transfusion. Outside the castle Pierre's fiance Madeleine (Barbara Shelley) determines to rescue him but they both end up at Callistratus' mercy. The bloodthirsty doctor will stop at nothing to cure his debilitating condition even if it means others must die so that he may live...

  • Blackout/Bond Of FearBlackout/Bond Of Fear | DVD | (26/05/2008) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Best of British Crime/Drama - Double Film Bill.

  • Father's Doing Fine [DVD]Father's Doing Fine | DVD | (10/11/2014) from £6.98   |  Saving you £5.00 (100.20%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Based on Noel Langley’s play Little Lambs Eat Ivy (a title inspired by Milton Drake’s 1943 novelty hit) Father’s Doing Fine hilariously charts the adventures of an impoverished upper-class family consisting of a widowed mother and her four daughters. The love affairs of the two unmarried daughters some worthless shares a thieving butler the unpaid rent the matrimonial difficulties of a third daughter and the approaching “accouchement” of the eldest provide the story. Featuring Richard Attenborough as a frantic father-to-be and Heather Thatcher as straitened matriarch Lady Buckering this star-studded domestic comedy is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Materials PDFs

  • Breakaway [1956]Breakaway | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £4.03   |  Saving you £8.96 (222.33%)   |  RRP £12.99

    When Johnny Matlock whisks away a cold war secret from under the noses of Berlin's top secret agents his every move is followed when he returns to England. His girlfriend Paula is kidnapped but her handbag is discovered at the scene of the crime by the aristocratic private eye Duke Martin (Tom Conway). Inside it he discovers the secret formula that the agents are searching for and tracks down her sister Paula (Honor Blackman). As Johnny grows frantic for the safe return of his girl

  • The Crooked Sky/Scarlet Web [DVD]The Crooked Sky/Scarlet Web | DVD | (29/07/2015) from £13.48   |  Saving you £1.51 (11.20%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The Crooked Sky: Filmed at Merton Park this Crime Drama was scripted by Norman Hudis who went on to become a key scribe in both the Carry On and Man from U.N.C.L.E. series. Fake pound notes are flooding Britain a US treasury man (Wayne Morris) and a Scotland Yard detective (Bruce Seton) centre their enquiries on an airlane company whose radio operators are getting murdered... Scarlet Web: A fortress films production This Crime Noir filmed at Nettlefold Studios tells the story of an insurance investigator (Griffith Jones) finds himself framed for murder after seductive Laura Vane (Zena Marshall) pays him to recover a letter from a blackmailer. Also stars Michael Balfour.

  • Booby Trap/Four Days [DVD]Booby Trap/Four Days | DVD | (20/11/2015) from £9.39   |  Saving you £5.60 (59.64%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Booby Trap (1956/57) 72 mins Black & White Directed by Henry Cass this 1957 UK production was filmed at Nettlefold Studios in Walton. It tells the story of an absent minded professor (Tony Quinn) who invents a pen that will explode on the sound of bells, but being absent minded he leaves his invention in a taxi. It's found by Sammy (Harry Fowler) who happens to work for dodgy club owner Mr Hunter (Sydney Tafler). A fast-paced thriller with Sydney Tafler and Harry Fowler as a couple of less-than-perfect crooks and Patti Morgan - then well-known as the glamorous blonde hostess of TV dance programmes - in her only film role. Four Days (1951) 55 mins Black & White A melodrama adapted from a play by Monckton Hoffe, concerning the neglected wife of a financially embarrassed business man and her philanderings with one of her husband's employees. A businessman Francis (Hugh McDermott) is in trouble and flies to America to seek help whilst away his wife has an affair with playboy johnny (Peter Reynolds) on his return francis discovers the affair and is distraught. Attempted suicide forgery fights and blackmail all in four days!

  • The Hand/The Ambush Of Leopard Street [DVD]The Hand/The Ambush Of Leopard Street | DVD | (11/02/2013) from £13.48   |  Saving you £1.51 (11.20%)   |  RRP £14.99

    The HandHenry Cass directed this 1960 support film. Three British soldiers are captured in Burma and incarcerated in a Japanese POW; Corporal George Adams (Bryan Coleman), Private Mike Brodie (Reed De Rouen) and Captain Roberts (Derek Bond). Brodie and Adams are interrogated by the exasperated Japanese officer, who severs their right hands when they refuse to talk. The Ambush of Leopard StreetYears later in London, Inspector Munyard (Ronald Leigh-Hunt) investigates the murder of a drunk who claims to have sold his amputated hand for 500. Scotland Yard begins searching for the killer behind a series of gruesome murders. Made in 1962 this Luckwell production tells the story of an armed holdup in London. A retired thief forms a gang for one last job, heisting a diamond shipment. It's got good period locations and a British cast that make this an enjoyable British B film.

  • 29 Acacia Avenue/Operation Cupid [DVD]29 Acacia Avenue/Operation Cupid | DVD | (20/04/2009) from £4.03   |  Saving you £8.96 (222.33%)   |  RRP £12.99

    29 Acacia Avenue: A Family crisis occurs when Mr & Mrs Robinson (Gordon Harker Betty Balfour) go off on a Mediterranean cruise but get no further than Bognor. Arriving back early they find their daughter about to embark on a trial marriage and their son involved in a divorce suit between his girlfriend and her husband... Operation Cupid: Three shady characters Charlie (Charles Farrell) Cecil (Wallas Eaton) and Mervyn (Harold Goodwin) find themselves the unwilling proprietors of a exclusive matrimonial agency. A Millionairess (Avice Landone) looks fair game to Charlie who marries her himself - then finds out she is as penniless as he is...

  • Reluctant Bride [DVD]Reluctant Bride | DVD | (16/07/2012) from £8.75   |  Saving you £4.24 (48.46%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The First Ever Release of This Classic British Film on DVD.This 1955 tempean production was directed by Henry Cass and stars American's John Carroll and Virginia Bruce. It was also produced by the prolific duo of Robert S Baker and Monty Berman.In this romantic comedy, four children are seemingly orphaned and remanded to their Aunt and Uncle's custody after their parents, renowned explorers, are lost. The proper English Aunt a sensitive, dignified entomologist, Laura Weeks (Virginia Bruce), is the sister of the missing mother; the Uncle a playboy money-to-burn and girl-chasing Texas oilman Jeff Longstreet, (John Carroll) is the brother of their father. Naturally, the disparate duo dislike each other at first...

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