One of several features pairing British screen sweetheart Anna Neagle with the ever-popular Michael Wilding, this jaunty 'upstairs-downstairs' romantic comedy could hardly have failed to triumph at the box-office, and Spring in Park Lane would indeed prove the most successful British film of 1948 - its fairytale scenes and witty reversal of social roles offering cinemagoers a welcome antidote to post-war austerity. The film, which also marked another major success for Neagle's husband, direct.
Odette is the story of a brave woman who volunteered to join SOE (Special Operations Executive) during WWII.
A massive box-office hit this romantic drama set in World War Two and its aftermath is an emotional tour de force that marked the first screen pairing of Anna Neagle and Michael Wilding who would become one of Britain's best-loved film couples throughout the later 1940s. Directed by Herbert Wilcox Neagle's then husband and featuring inventive dance sequences by renowned choreographer Wendy Toye Piccadilly Incident is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Alan Pearson a Naval Intelligence Captain and WREN Diana Fraser meet by chance in Piccadilly during an air raid. They fall in love and after a brief courtship marry just hours before Diana is due to be sent to Singapore; theirs is one of many hasty wartime romances. But their love story is cut short when Diana is reported missing believed drowned after the fall of Singapore. In time Alan finds love again and remarries. But Fate is to bring about an impossible situation which can only be resolved by considerable self-sacrifice... Special Features: Image Gallery Original Pressbook PDF
Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Thora Hird and Jack Watling star in Herbert Wilcox's masterly drama of love across the social divide. A phenomenal box-office success which resonated with cinema audiences struggling amidst the upheavals of post-war Britain, The Courtneys of Curzon Street chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Courtney family - from the close of the nineteenth century, when Edward Courtney's marriage to his mother's Irish maid scandalises Victor...
Directed by renowned producer/director Herbert Wilcox at the height of his career, this British post-War film drama spans four generations to tell the never-changing story of the soldier husband who returns home expecting to find everything just as he left it. Starring screen icon Anna Neagle, Elizabeth of Ladymead is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Ladymead is the gracious Georgian mansion in which El...
Philip Trent sets out to investigate the mysterious death of an American tycoon whose death has been recorded by the coroner as a suicide...
Anna Neagle stars in this biopic of English nurse and First World War martyr Edith Cavell. Matron of a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI, Cavell makes no distinction between the civilian casualties, Allied troops and German soldiers brought in for treatment. However, her sympathy for the plight of the Belgians leads her to become involved with a secret underground resistance movement that helps refugees and escaped prisoners of war to cross the border into neutral Holland. When the German high command becomes suspicious of her activities, Cavell is branded a spy and faces execution by firing squad.
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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...
Anna Neagle - one of Britain's very biggest stars - was poached by Hollywood to make this glorious Cinderellastory: Irene (Neagle, Spring in Park Lane) is the feisty Irish lass who catches the eye of millionaire Don Marshall.He helps her become a model for the fabulous fashion boutique 'Madame Lucy' and she makes quite animpression at a high-society ball (filmed in gorgeous Technicolor); soon Irene is the talk of the town. But willsuccess stop her finding her prince charming? A meeting of the best of both British and Hollywood, Irene is asumptuous indulgence from the golden age of movies.
Anna Neagle takes the title role in Herbert Wilcox's sumptuous, award-winning biography of Queen Victoria marking both King George VI's coronation and the centenary of Victoria's own accession to the throne. Victoria the Great is an opulent yet engagingly human drama tracing the monarch's life from childhood through to her Diamond Jubilee and in particular her relationship with her beloved Prince Albert, played by Anton Walbrook. Shot in black and white with a spectacular Technicolor finale, the film was enormously popular and Neagle won huge acclaim for her sympathetic portrayal of Victoria. This classic feature is presented here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the best available film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
A lavish sequel to 1937's celebrated film biography Victoria the Great, this sumptuous historical epic once again recounts the life and reign of Queen Victoria this time in glorious Technicolor. Given unprecedented access to the royal palaces, director Herbert Wilcox re-casts Anna Neagle as Victoria and Anton Walbrook as Prince Albert in a film which again met with worldwide acclaim. It is presented here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the best available film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Beginning in 1840 with her marriage to Prince Albert against a backdrop of discontent and the spectre of revolution throughout Europe, the film shows key events and relationships during Victoria's reign, during which with the counsel of her 'angel', Albert the occasionally capricious queen won the deep affection of her people and redefined the role of the monarchy.
A classic tale of bravery and courage during WWII, Odette tells the true story of female war hero Odette Hallowes. After volunteering her services to the Special Operations Executive, Odette is dispatched into Nazi occupied France and thrown into an intense world of espionage. Whilst on a deadly mission working for the French Resistance, her cover is blown and Odette is captured and interrogated by ruthless Gestapo officers. But, even after being brutally tortured and sentenced to death in a concentration camp, Odette still refuses to reveal any information concerning her original mission and her fellow spies. Extras: Those British Faces: Anna Neagle, New interview with Sebastian Faulks, Afternoon Plus with Mavis Nicholson - Interview with Odette Sansom (1980), Captain Peter Churchill And Odette Sanson Get Married In London (1947)
Anna Neagle gives one of her finest performances in a moving study of Florence Nightingale's fight to improve conditions for soldiers wounded in the Crimean War. Directed by Herbert Wilcox, The Lady with a Lamp co-stars Neagle's regular screen partner Michael Wilding and is presented in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio. A landowner's daughter, drawn to nursing by her strong faith, travels to Turkey to care for British soldiers wounded in the Crimea. Appalled by the squalid conditions that are claiming more lives than the fighting itself, she devotes her energies to the drive to improve care and sanitation. As a woman in the mid-nineteenth century, it is not the only battle she will face but her tireless campaign of reform will lay the foundation for modern nursing, and make her a national icon. Special Features: Image Gallery Promotional Materials PDFs
Legendary crooner Frankie Vaughan stars with George Baker Kenneth Cope John Le Mesurier and Thora Hird in this 1957 musical directed by Herbert Wilcox the renowned producer/director of a string of hit films throughout the first half of the twentieth century. The first of four films produced by Wilcox's wife Anna Neagle and starring Vaughan These Dangerous Days is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Dave a young Liverpudlian gang-leader and would-be rock 'n' roll star is conscripted into the army where to everyone's surprise the rebellious youth makes good. But then he is tricked by the camp bully into crossing a minefield causing the death of his best friend. Awaiting court-martial he learns how and by whom he was set up; during the ensuing fight a gun is accidentally fired and Dave is convinced he will be held responsible for wounding the bully... Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Original Pressbook PDF
Another successful collaboration between British screen sweetheart Anna Neagle and her director-producer husband Herbert Wilcox My Teenage Daughter stars Neagle as a woman who widowed during the War struggles to keep her infatuated seventeen-year-old daughter out of trouble; Sylvia Syms is the rebellious young woman whose heart defiantly rules her head. Boasting a first-class supporting cast this 1956 drama is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Magazine editor Valerie Carr lives in London with her two daughters – Jan aged seventeen and Poppet thirteen. When Jan is invited to a party at the Savoy she meets dashing young Tony Ward Black – mad about jive owner of a Bentley and supposedly running through a legacy. Attracted to the daring young man she rejects Mark a young farmer who is in love with her. But it soon becomes apparent to everyone but Jan that neither Tony’s fortune – nor even his name – may be his own and her association with him will lead her into delinquency and danger... Special Features: Image Gallery Original Script PDF
An outstanding array of screen talent comes together in this compelling courtroom thriller from 1958. Helmed by pioneering producer-director Herbert Wilcox and co-written by legendary crime author and broadcaster Edgar Lustgarten with a top-flight cast headed by Anthony Quayle and Wilcox s wife and film collaborator Anna Neagle The Man Who Wouldn t Talk is a story of Cold War intrigue and of one man s courageous refusal to reveal potentially devastating secret information. The film is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Dr Frank Smith and Eve arrive from America apparently on honeymoon. In fact they have only just met and their honeymoon is merely a cover for an assignation from Washington; Eve is a secret agent and Smith is a prominent American virologist. They have been instructed to rendezvous at Victoria station with a Hungarian scientist who has vital information about biological warfare which he refuses to disclose to anybody but an American scientist... SPECIAL FEATURES:  Image Gallery
In another perfect embodiment of a much-loved historical figure Anna Neagle follows her starring roles as Queen Victoria and Edith Cavell with a turn in this lavish biopic of Florence Nightingale. Based on the play by Reginald Berkeley Herbert Wilcox's film charts Nightingale's dramatic life story from her early years in society through to her pioneering reform work in the nursing service of the 19th century England.
English nurse Edith Cavell is matron in a small private hospital in German-occupied Brussels during WWI. When the son of a recently deceased patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, Cavell aids him to reach Holland and safety. This leads to Cavell, a local noblewoman, the grandmother of the escaped prisoner-of-war, and others to form an organization to help Belgian, French, English and other soldiers escape as well. Eventually the Germans become aware of what's happening and take action.
A stirring British film based on the life of Amy Johnson won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Amy's fame takes a toll on her marriage to fellow flyer Jim Mollison a daredevil in his own right who chafes at being overshadowed by his wife.
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