The Birthday Present DVD


Tony Britton Sylvia Syms and Geoffrey Keen star in this sympathetic BAFTA-nominated drama focusing on a man whose life is turned upside down by the far-reaching repercussions of an ill-judged action. The Birthday Present is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Returning from a business trip toy salesman Simon Scott is caught attempting to smuggle a wristwatch bought for his wife's birthday through Customs. He is arrested and due to a bungled defence by his solicitor obliged to serve... a three-month prison sentence. It is only the beginning of his woes; his employer Colonel Wilson is understanding but he is ultimately forced to sack Simon who discovers that finding another job under such circumstances is extremely difficult. But Colonel Wilson is determined to help his former employee find a solution... SPECIAL FEATURES [] Image Gallery [] Promotional Material PDF [show more]

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01 September 2014
96 minutes 
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Classic drama directed by Pat Jackson. Tony Britton plays Simon Scott, a top salesman with a toy firm, who loses everything after bringing his wife Jean (Sylvia Syms) an expensive watch back from Germany as a birthday present. The watch is confiscated after being discovered by UK Customs and Simon, lacking the funds to appeal his situation, is imprisoned. Can he keep the blunder quiet and keep his job at least?