Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 14 DVD

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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 transfers from the best available elements in their correct aspect ratio this multi-volume... collection showcases a range of scarce films from both Basil Dean's and Michael Balcon's tenure as studio head making them available once more to the general public. LONELY ROAD (1936) On a drunken drive to the coast an ex-naval officer interrupts what he believes to be a smuggling operation and informs Scotland Yard... Black and White / 70 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English THE WATER GIPSIES (1932) A.P. Herbert's famous tale about a girl living on a Thames barge and her love for a local artist. Black and White / 74 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English THE SIGN OF FOUR (1932) Arthur Wontner stars in the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery in which an ex-convict seeks revenge on a man who failed to honour his word. Black and White / 74 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English FEATHER YOUR NEST (1937) Unseen since its original theatrical release this George Formby vehicle stars George as a gramophone record factory worker who creates a hit song. Black and White / 78 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English [show more]

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Released
25 August 2014
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A collection of classic features from the iconic British film studio. 'The Sign of Four' (1932), directed by Graham Cutts, is a Sherlock Holmes mystery starring Arthur Wontner as the London-based sleuth. 'The Water Gipsies' (1932), directed by Maurice Elvey, stars Ann Todd as Jane Bell, a young woman who lives on a canal boat and dreams of escaping the drudgery of her daily life. In 'Lonely Road' (1936), directed by James Flood and starring Clive Brook, Victoria Hopper and Nora Swinburne, Scotland Yard become involved when a man stumbles upon what he believes to be a major smuggling operation. Finally, 'Feather Your Nest' (1937), directed by William Beaudine, stars George Formby as a gramophone factory worker who breaks a disc and records his own replacement to try and get away with it. Chaos duly ensues.