"Director: John Boulting"

  • Private's Progress [DVD]Private's Progress | DVD | (10/01/2011) from £11.99   |  Saving you £6.99 (77.67%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Ian Carmichael is feckless British Soldier Stanley Windrush. Windrush abandons his college education to serve his country but after flunking out of officer's candidate school he is demoted to private. Hilarity ensues as he befriends rough-hewn fellow private Cox (Richard Attenborough). Major Hitchcock (Terry-Thomas) offers a brilliant parody of the 'Mad Dogs and Englishmen' school of military service while Dennis Price is equally amusing as a nonplussed commanding officer.

  • The Magic Box [1951]The Magic Box | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £9.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (32.69%)   |  RRP £12.99

    The story of one of the men responsible for the invention of motion pictures. It depicts his life and the effect of his concentrated passion for photography on it.

  • Heavens Above! [1963]Heavens Above! | DVD | (05/02/2007) from £9.79   |  Saving you £3.20 (32.69%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 'Heavens Above' a socialist parson is sent into an upper-class area where he sets about converting the wealthy...

  • Peter Sellers CollectionPeter Sellers Collection | DVD | (16/10/2006) from £14.99   |  Saving you £17.99 (149.92%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Featuring a collection of Peter Sellers' best films. Includes: 1. Heavens Above! (Dir. John Boulting & Roy Boulting 1963) 2. I'm Alright Jack (Dir. John Boulting 1959) 3. Only Two Can Play (Dir. Sidney Gilliat 1962) 4. Very Best Of Peter Sellers

  • Brighton - Special Edition [Blu-ray]Brighton - Special Edition | Blu Ray | (28/02/2011) from £12.09   |  Saving you £7.90 (65.34%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Roy Boulton directs this adaptation of Graham Greene's novel. 16-year-old gangster Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough) uses young waitress Rose Brown (Carol Marsh) as an alibi after commiting a murder at the race track. Worried that she will give him away Pinkie marries Rose. However his subsequent attempts to drive her to the point of suicide do not go according to plan.

  • I'm All Right Jack [1959]I'm All Right Jack | DVD | (05/02/2007) from £8.39   |  Saving you £4.60 (54.83%)   |  RRP £12.99

    In 'I'm Alright Jack' a man becomes the pawn of a corrupt management and a labour union.

  • Private's Progress [1956]Private's Progress | DVD | (16/02/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £13.99

    With a remarkable cast headlined by Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price and Terry Thomas, WWII army comedy Private's Progress was one of the major British hits of 1956. Carmichael is Stanley Windrush, a naïve young soldier who during training falls in with the streetwise Private Cox (Attenborough). Windrush's uncle is the even more ambitiously corrupt Colonel Tracepurcel (Price), who plans to divert the war effort to liberate art treasures already looted by the Germans. The first half of the film is quite pedestrian, though the pace picks up considerably once the heist gets underway, and the cheery tone masks a really rather dark and cynical heart. Carmichael's innocent abroad quickly wears thin, but Attenborough and Price steal the film, as well as the paintings, with typically excellent turns. With a nod in the direction of Ealing's The Ladykillers (1955) the film also anticipates the attitudes of both The League of Gentlemen (1959) and Joseph Heller's novel Catch 22 (1961), though lacks the latter's greater sophistication. The cast also contains such British stalwarts as William Hartnell, Peter Jones, Ian Bannen, John Le Mesurier, Christopher Lee and David Lodge, and was sufficiently popular to reunite all the major players for the superior sequel, I'm Alright Jack (1959). On the DVD: Private's Progress is presented in black and white at 4:3 Academy ratio, though the film appears to have been shot full frame and then unmasked for home viewing so there is more top and bottom to the images than at the cinema. The print used shows constant minor damage and is quite grainy, though no more than expected for a low-budget film of the time. The mono sound is average and unremarkable, and there are no special features. --Gary S Dalkin

  • Brighton Rock [1947]Brighton Rock | DVD | (16/09/2002) from £7.09   |  Saving you £11.89 (290.00%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Hard to imagine now but long before Richard Attenborough became Lord Dickie, benevolent patriarch of British moviedom, he specialised in playing weaselly little thugs and punks. Brighton Rock, adapted from Graham Greene's classic novel, offered him one of his best early roles as Pinkie, juvenile leader of a seedy gang of racetrack crooks in the Sussex seaside town. When it seems an innocent young waitress may know too much about one of their killings, Pinkie decides to keep her quiet by marrying her. But in Greene's world of guilt-ridden Catholicism and inexorable doom, it was never going to be that easy. Is the famous twist ending a cop-out? That depends just how much irony you read into it. But the Brighton atmosphere, all tawdry gaiety shot through with a crackling undercurrent of fear, is so vivid you can smell it. Made with a cool, dispassionate eye by the Boulting Brothers (before they turned jokey with the likes of I'm Alright Jack, for instance) and superbly shot by Harry Waxman, this is one of Britain's few great contributions to the noir thriller cycle. Young Dickie, twitchy, vicious and terrified, is a revelation--and don't miss William Hartnell, the original Dr Who, as his cynical sidekick. --Philip Kemp

  • The Graham Greene Collection [DVD]The Graham Greene Collection | DVD | (05/09/2016) from £19.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (53.87%)   |  RRP £29.99

  • Brighton Rock Special Edition [DVD]Brighton Rock Special Edition | DVD | (28/02/2011) from £9.79   |  Saving you £6.20 (38.80%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Roy Boulton directs this adaptation of Graham Greene's novel. 16-year-old gangster Pinkie Brown (Richard Attenborough) uses young waitress Rose Brown (Carol Marsh) as an alibi after commiting a murder at the race track. Worried that she will give him away Pinkie marries Rose. However his subsequent attempts to drive her to the point of suicide do not go according to plan.

  • Seven Days To Noon [DVD] [1950]Seven Days To Noon | DVD | (22/02/2010) from £10.75   |  Saving you £2.24 (20.84%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Professor Willingdon (Barry Jones) is a scientist engaged on highly secret Government research. When he sends a letter to 10 Downing St threatening to blow up the Houses of Parliament within 7 days unless the Prime Minister agrees to his demands it is first dismissed as a hoax. When Willingdon disappears however alarm bells ring and soon the whole of London has joined in the manhunt for this modern day Guy Fawkes. Also starring Joan Hickson the film won the Oscar for Best Screenplay that year.

  • Brighton Rock [1947]Brighton Rock | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £7.97   |  Saving you £11.01 (221.08%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The elegant and respectable facade of Brighton hides a sinister underworld ruled by intimidation and terror. Richard Attenborough stars as Pinkie a ruthless and sadistic young criminal whose trail of killings and double crossings lead to his eventual downfall when savage justice is finally meted out in a thrilling and memorable climax...

  • Terry-Thomas Collection - Comic IconsTerry-Thomas Collection - Comic Icons | DVD | (14/05/2007) from £22.00   |  Saving you £2.99 (13.59%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Terry-Thomas one of Britain's finest cinematic cads gets his very own box set. Good show! Featuring: 1. School For Scoundrels (1960) 2. His & Hers (1961) 3. Private's Progress (1956) 4. Make Mine Mink (1960) 5. Too Many Crooks (1959) 6. The Naked Truth (1957)

  • Richard Attenborough - Screen Icons CollectionRichard Attenborough - Screen Icons Collection | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £29.49   |  Saving you £-12.29 (N/A%)   |  RRP £17.20

    This Boxset Contains The Following Films: The Ship That Died of ShameShip 1087 and her crew are proud to make a sterling contribution to the coastal defences during the war but post-war austerity brings lean years for all. Illicit cross-channel smuggling seems like an attractive and lucrative prospect. But from the apparently harmless ferrying of duty-free wine the crew gradually descend into altogether deeper waters culminating in the carriage of a mysterious fugitive who turns out to be a convicted child-killer. Brighton Rock The elegant and respectable facade of Brighton hides a sinister underworld ruled by intimidation and terror. Richard Attenborough stars as Pinkie a ruthless and sadistic young criminal whose trail of killings and double crossings lead to his eventual downfall when savage justice is finally meted out in a thrilling and memorable climax. Dunkirk An easygoing British Corporal (John Mills) in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo the scheme to get the French and British forces back from the Dunkirk beaches. Some come forward to help others are less willing. The Man UpstairsThe mental breakdown of a guilt-ridden man provides the drama in this fascinating psychological profile that stars Richard Attenborough as a scientist who can't live with himself after he accidentally kills the brother of his fiancee. In order to escape the pain he changes his name and begins living in a ramshackle Victorian boarding house where he slowly begins losing his mind. The Angry Silence Guy Green's film represented the beginning of a lack of solidarity in unions as Tom Curtis (Richard Attenborough) with wife Anna (Pier Angeli) expecting a child refuses to join an unofficial strike in his machine shop and becomes the victim of assaults both mental and physical. Acclaimed as one of the most moving and powerful films ever made in Britain The Angry Silence won unprecedented acclaim. Within a week of its opening it had become the most talked-about film in the country and even today is still deemed controversial for its cynical depiction of organised labour as a thuggish mindless collective.

  • Lucky Jim [1957]Lucky Jim | DVD | (09/08/2004) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Jim has managed to get a job in one of the top universities but all he has to do to cement a future is survive a terrible weekend at his fellow professors deliver a lecture on 'Merry England' and resist the temptations of Christine...

  • I'm Alright Jack *Digitally Restored [DVD]I'm Alright Jack *Digitally Restored | DVD | (19/01/2015) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (80.08%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Winning BAFTAs for Best British Screenplay and Best British Actor (Peter Sellers) I’M ALL RIGHT JACK is popularly considered to be the best of John and Roy Boulting’s social satires.Sellers plays both Sir John Kennaway and the tragic-comic trade union leader Fred Kite. The result is laugh-out-loud comedy with a satiric edge lampooning the then-burning issue of industrial relations. Bertram Tracepurcel (Dennis Price) plans to make a fortune from a missile contract a scheme that involves manipulating his innocent nephew Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) into acting as the catalyst in an escalating labour dispute from which the socialist Mr. Kite is only too keen to make capital. Featuring a superb supporting cast including Terry-Thomas Richard Attenborough John Le Mesurier Irene Handl and Margaret Rutherford this is an ingenious comedy about the British workplace and self-serving hypocrisy. A sequel to 1956’s A Private’s Progress the film is bought roaringly to life by Sellers’ astonishing turn as the Stalinist unionist. Bonus Features: Brand new interview with Liz Fraser The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film Cinefile: Seller’s Best

  • I'm Alright Jack *Digitally Restored [Blu-ray]I'm Alright Jack *Digitally Restored | Blu Ray | (19/01/2015) from £12.49   |  Saving you £10.50 (84.07%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Winning BAFTAs for Best British Screenplay and Best British Actor (Peter Sellers) I’M ALL RIGHT JACK is popularly considered to be the best of John and Roy Boulting’s social satires.Sellers plays both Sir John Kennaway and the tragic-comic trade union leader Fred Kite. The result is laugh-out-loud comedy with a satiric edge lampooning the then-burning issue of industrial relations. Bertram Tracepurcel (Dennis Price) plans to make a fortune from a missile contract a scheme that involves manipulating his innocent nephew Stanley Windrush (Ian Carmichael) into acting as the catalyst in an escalating labour dispute from which the socialist Mr. Kite is only too keen to make capital. Featuring a superb supporting cast including Terry-Thomas Richard Attenborough John Le Mesurier Irene Handl and Margaret Rutherford this is an ingenious comedy about the British workplace and self-serving hypocrisy. A sequel to 1956’s A Private’s Progress the ?lm is bought roaringly to life by Sellers’ astonishing turn as the Stalinist unionist. Bonus Features: Brand new interview with Liz Fraser The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film Cinefile: Seller’s Best

  • Seven Days To Noon [1950]Seven Days To Noon | DVD | (14/07/2008) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An English scientist steals atomic bomb from a research centre. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister he threatens to blow up the center of London if the Government refuses to end research into atomic weapons.

  • Rotten to the Core [DVD]Rotten to the Core | DVD | (19/05/2014) from £6.69   |  Saving you £3.30 (49.33%)   |  RRP £9.99

    A riotously funny crime caper in the classic tradition of Two-Way Stretch and The Lavender Hill Mob Rotten to the Core boasts a top-notch cast with early roles for Anton Rodgers and Charlotte Rampling; produced directed and co-scripted by the legendary Boulting brothers this rare comedy gem earned a BAFTA Award nomination in 1966 for art director Alex Vetchinsky. Rotten to the Core is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Lenny Jelly and Scapa are the three loyal henchmen of The Duke. After 18 months in jail they are eager to rejoin their leader... and even more eager to receive a share of the stash that sent them there. Having been told that the Duke has died and all the money was spent on hospital bills the they eventually meet up with their boss again; however they find that his methods have become far more sophisticated and before long they're involved in an elaborate plan to carry out a daringly audacious heist. Special Features: Image Gallery Original Pressbook PDF

  • Graham Green CollectionGraham Green Collection | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £24.28   |  Saving you £5.71 (23.52%)   |  RRP £29.99

    The Third Man (Dir. Carol Reed 1949): This classic noir mystery from the team of Carol Reed and Graham Greene is regarded to be the best filmwork of both of these extreme talents. 'The Third Man' features Joseph Cotten as Holly Martins a pulp novelist who has come to post-WWII Vienna with the promise of work from his friend Harry Lime (Orson Welles). When he finds that Lime has just been killed in a questionable car accident he decides to remain in the city to investigate his friend's mysterious death. 'The Third Man' is a masterpiece of melancholia featuring extraordinary writing acting and directing as well as a classic zither score by Anton Karas. Brighton Rock (Dir. John Boulting 1947): The elegant and respectable facade of Brighton hides a sinister underworld ruled by intimidation and terror. Richard Attenborough stars as Pinkie a ruthless and sadistic young criminal whose trail of killings and double crossings lead to his eventual downfall when savage justice is finally meted out in a thrilling and memorable climax... Fallen Idol (Dir. Carol Reed 1948): A lonely young boy is caught up in a sinister and intriguing murder-mystery in this classic British film based on a short story by Graham Greene and directed with great style by Carol Reed both of who received Academy Award nominations. It was the first film on which Greene and Reed collaborated and remains both a moving portrayal of lost innocence and a genuine classic of British cinema. Heart Of The Matter (Dir. George More O'Ferrall 1953): Adapted from Graham Greene's novel Trevor Howard stars as Harry Scobie an assistant police commisioner working in Sierra Leone during WWII. Harry finds himself drawn to Helen a survivor of a U-boat attack and whilst the cat is away he decides that he can no longer stay married. However his catholic union threatens the outcome of both relationships. Harry soon convinces himself that desperate measures need to be taken...

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