Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 11 DVD


A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfe...

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03 March 2014
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A collection of classic features from the iconic British film studio. 'Calling the Tune' (1936), directed by Reginald Denham and Thorold Dickinson, is set during the early years of the gramophone and follows an unlikely love story between the daughter of a music salesman and a musician who believes he was cheated by her father. 'Lease of Life' (1954), directed by Charles Frend, stars Robert Donat as a parson confronted with the news that he's dying who reflects on his achievements in life and how best to spend the time that remains to him. 'Lorna Doone' (1934), directed by Basil Dean, is set on the 17th century English moors and sees John Ridd (John Loder)'s plans for revenge against a local criminal family meet complications when he falls in love with Lorna Doone (Victoria Hopper), a member of the family. In 'Return to Yesterday' (1940), directed by Robert Stevenson, creative couple Robert Maine (Clive Brook) and Carol Sands (Anna Lee) must choose between a low profile career in the English theatre and the glamour of Hollywood.

A collection of classic and quintessentially British films including; CALLING THE TUNE, LEASE OF LIFE, LORNA DOONE and RETURN TO YESTERDAY.