Hey There Hayley Girl... You're in a grown-up movie now When newly-wed Hywel Bennett fails to consummate his marriage his nervous bride Hayley Mills thinks it's her fault. But the root of the problem lies with his bullying father John Mills whose presence in the same Lancashire household has an inhibiting effect on his shy sensitive son.
After the destruction of the SS Asia Star in London Docks, Commander 'Robbie' Brennan joins forces with Special Branch and MI5 to investigate an underground terrorist group planning acts of sabotage. They discover that the group's next act of destruction is 'the big one' - an attack on a power station.
Ian Carmichael and Janette Scott star in this sparkling utterly irresistible romantic comedy – a major project for Roy Boulting who with twin brother John formed one of post-war Britain's most successful and influential film partnerships. Also featuring comedy greats Terry-Thomas Joyce Grenfell Irene Handl and John Le Mesurier Happy Is the Bride is featured in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. David proposes to Janet in the middle of a cricket match a prospect less-than-enthusiastically received by Janet's prosperous father. The thought of his daughter's marriage to a young man of unimpressive means and hazy future is accepted with dubious grace and the two lovebirds find romance being replaced by a regiment of interfering relatives! Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Promotional Material PDF
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
A genius he may have been, but Peter Sellers' film work often demonstrated appalling lapses of taste, as with the weak wartime farce Soft Beds, Hard Battles. Little more than a vehicle for a range of Sellers racial stereotypes and an excuse to feature a succession of scantily clad young women, the film centres on a Parisian brothel during the Second World War and its various clients from all the countries involved. Thus Sellers is given reign to trot out his comedy Frenchman, Englishman, German and Chinaman-none of which come across as anything other than hugely dated. The plot is weak and the hopelessly erotic air gives a feel of Confessions of a Window Cleaner in uniform or "'Allo 'Allo: The Movie". With so many better examples of Sellers' work available, this must surely be close to the bottom of anyone's list. On the DVD: Soft Beds, Hard Battles's picture and sound are bright and bawdy, with some degree of digital remastering obviously having taken place. There is a 10-minute selection of material deleted from the original cinematic print but these are merely odds and sods that cannot save Soft Beds, Hard Battles from being little more than a woefully outdated curio. --Phil Udell
Based on Bill Naughton's warm-hearted play, The Family Way, directed by Roy Boulting is a thought-provoking exploration of the emotional impact of the Sixties sexual revolution. Featuring a soundtrack by Paul McCartney and starring Hayley Mills (Whistle Down the Wind) and Hywel Bennett (Loot) as two sensitive youngsters who fail to consummate their marriage, following the vulgar ribaldry of their typically working-class Lancashire wedding. The Family Way, considered controversial at the time, remains a warm, gentle comedy of manners, morals and manhood. Extras: NEW: The McCartney Way: Composing The Soundtrack - Interview with Chip Madinger Armchair Theatre: Honeymoon Postponed (1961) Original Trailer Stills Gallery
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...
Cleaver. Cleaver. Chop. Chop. First the mom and then the pop. Then we'll get the pretty girl. We'll get her right between the curl. A 21-year-old man suffers from a schizophrenia that makes him behave as a 6-year-old. He is taken in by a young woman and her mother but his behavior soon turns violent.
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.
Glynis Johns heads an impeccable cast in this sparkling comedy feature of 1955. Charting the romantic complications of a kind-hearted young woman who simply cannot resist an underdog Josephine and Men is adapted by BAFTA-Award winning screenwriter and author Nigel Balchin from his own story and presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Josephine Luton is about to be married to her fiancé wealthy businessman Alan Hartley. All this looks set to change however when she falls for Alan's friend struggling playwright David Hewer; the trouble is that Josephine's ever-loving and over-sympathetic nature leads her to switch from needful men to even more needful men - and David most clearly falls into the latter category. But for just how long is he like to remain the underdog? Special Features: Full-frame version of main feature Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Original Promotional PDF
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)
Newly qualified barrister Roger Thursby joins his flatmate as a trainee at a London law firm. Thrown in at the deep end by the absent-minded senior partner his first few appearances in court border on the disastrous as he encounters a succession of cantankerous judges.
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.
Richard Attenborough (Brighton Rock) is Jack Read, a workingclass boy and the guinea pig of the title, who is given a scholarship to Saintbury, an exclusive public school. Faced with the snobbery of his new classmates, he tries to gain acceptance from not only them, but also some of his teachers. Also known as The Outsider, The Guinea Pig was made in 1948, four years after the publication of The Fleming Report. Costarring Sheila Sim, Bernard Miles and Joan Hickson the film has been newly remastered in 2K by the BFI. Special Features: Newly remastered in 2K by the BFI and presented in High Definition and Standard Definition ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits Extras TBC
1940. A vital British convoy is crossing the Pacific, escorted by a cruiser squadron under the command of Captain Richard Saville (Michael Rennie). When a powerful German raider, the Essen, is sighted in the area, Seville despatches his cruisers to attack and destroy the Nazi warship before it can decimate the convoy. The resulting sea battle is brutal and devastating for both sides... When the badly damaged German raider slips into a tropical lagoon for repairs, an escaped Canadian POW (Jef...
This fine collection of British Film Noir hidden gems includes films that were all made in the 1950’s. The films all demonstrate the mood darkness and espionage of the first decade after the 2nd World War. The world is in turmoil in the years following WW2. Cold war tensions are high and the threat of nuclear war is a real possibility. Espionage and counter espionage plots abound. In High Treason (1951) directed by Roy Boulting a ship is blown up in the Port of London and Special Branch discover a communist plot to sabotage power stations. Will the authorities foil the saboteurs before they can put their deadly plan into action? In Deadly Nightshade (1953) Robert Matthews is an apparently innocent artist enjoying his holiday in Cornwall however all is not as it seems in a case of mistaken identity with tragic consequences? The Big Chance (1957) is a fast paced thriller starring screen siren Adrienne Corri. Bill Anderson (William Russell) has a mundane job as a clerk in a travel agency His chance to escape his monotonous existence when a client changes his travel plans at the last minute. Will Bill eventually escape the monotony of his existence or will he realise he is not cut out for life on the run? Dublin Nightmare (1958) sees a dissident republican return to Dublin to aid the Republican cause by taking part in the armed robbery of a security van in the North. The robbery is a success but when ‘the movement’ discover a traitor will they be able to extract their revenge before he escapes?
A writer tries to reveal what is happening in Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy but is unable to do so. Frustrated he retires to a lighthouse in the Great Lakes where he is haunted by the ghosts of travellers who were shipwrecked many years earlier. Eventually he is persuaded to return to the world...
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.
Michael Redgrave and Rosamund John star in this passionate and bittersweet story of one couple's fight for social justice in Britain. Growing up in a deprived North of England mill town in the 1870's young Hamer Radshaw (Michael Redgrave) experiences the suffering of the working classes first hand. During these early years Hamer learns the story of the 1819 massacre at Peterloo and begins his involvement in the new wave of radicalism sweeping the North. Radshaw succeeds in becoming one of the first MP’s for the newly formed Labour party. His wife Ann (Rosamund John) stands by her man in the early stages of his fledgling political career - until a tragedy during a miner's strike begins to weaken Radshaw's political convictions. As he becomes part of the Establishment he once fought so hard against the issue of Women's Suffrage threatens to their relationship apart when Ann’s own campaigning threatens Radshaw's growing reputation amongst the political class. Allegedly based on the life of Ramsay MacDonald 'Fame is the Spur' remains one of the Boulting Brothers' finest dramatic works and a major achievement in British cinema.
Adapted from the long-running London West End comedy There's A Girl In My Soup stars Peter Sellers as a handsome 40-year-old TV personality and confirmed bachelor. However he didn't bargain for a lovely nineteen-year-old American girl named Marion (Goldie Hawn). The plot thickens with liberal helpings of exotic locations in France. Sellers and Hawn create an electric partnership in this romantic comedy from The Boulting Brothers.
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