• Main title from My Teenage Daughter (1956) (5).  A Wilcox-Neagle Production
  • Main title from Calling Paul Temple (1948) (3).  Based on the radio thriller by Francis Durbridge
  • Main title from The Wind Cannot Read (1958) (6).  From the novel by Richard Mason.  Copyright The Rank Organisation Film Productions Limited 1958 all rights reserved.  In Eastman Color (processed by the Rank Laboratories (Denham) Limited England).  All characters in this film are fictitious.  Any similarity to actual persons living or dead, is purely coincidental
  • Main title from The Capt’s Paradise (1953) (3).  An Anthony Kimmins production.  Copyright 1953 British Lion Film Corporation Limited
  • Main title from The Sound Barrier (1952) (2)
  • Cutting the cake at the Pinewood Studios' Christmas party in 1949 are Margaret Lockwood, Jean Simmons and Jean Kent. Also pictured are Dirk Bogarde Petula Clark, Anouk Aimée, Jimmy Hanley and Kathleen Ryan.

Silver Sirens

The Golden Age of British Film and Theatre

British cinema during the 1940s enjoyed a golden age as wartime film-makers found a new freedom to reflect the national mood, producing works of unparalleled ambition and boldness.

Audiences turned to Ealing comedy films, escapist melodrama – often from Gainsborough Pictures – and World War II propaganda.

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Recent Pictures

Main title from Man on the Run (1949) (2).  Derek Farr Joan Hopkins in
Man on the Run
Man on the Run (1949) opening credits (2)
Owner of Silver Sirens, Richard Williams, at the unveiling of the English Heritage blue plaque to Margaret Lockwood at her former home at 14 Highland Road, Upper Norwood, London on 22nd November, 2018
Richard Williams
Richard Williams at the unveiling of Margaret Lockwood’s blue plaque
Speakers at the unveiling of the Margaret Lockwood blue plaque in Upper Norwood gather for photographs.  Picture shows (L-R): Sarah Cronin-Stanley (Talking Pictures TV) Prof Lynda Nead (English Heritage), Betty Elzea (second cousin of Margaret Lockwood), Tania Todd and Martha Clarke (great-granddaughter of Margaret Lockwood)
Speakers at the Upper Norwood Margaret Lockwood blue plaque unveiling
No 14 Highland Road, Upper Norwood, London sports a new blue plaque in honour of former resident Margaret Lockwood.  Plaque reads ‘English Heritage  Margaret Lockwood 1916-1990  Actress lived here’
Margaret Lockwood blue plaque at 14 Highland Road, Upper Norwood
The house at 14 Highland Road, Upper Norwood, ready for the unveiling of an English Heritage blue plaque honouring its former resident, British actress Margaret Lockwood
14 Highland Road, ready for Margaret Lockwood blue plaque unveiling
Publicity shot of the sexy British actress, Diana Dors
Diana Dors
Diana Dors, British actress, publicity shot
British actress Patricia Roc sits wears an off-the-shoulder dress as she sits in front of a real fire  Roc is surrounded by Christmas presents and decorations
Patricia Roc
Patricia Roc smiles for the camera as she holds up a Christmas present
Elizabeth Taylor, British actress, surrounded by a holly wreath holds aloft an adorable kitten  The tag on the feline reads ‘Merry Christmas’
Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor and an adorable kitten wish us all a Merry Christmas
British actress Deborah Kerr is a picture of contentment as she sits in front of her fireplace, cradling a baby  Surrounding the pair are Christmas decorations and presents
Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr holds a baby as she sits in front of her Christmassy fire
Picturegoer, the National Film Weekly, week ending December 22nd, 1951  Every Thursday 3 1/2D ‘Mind my beard’ says Jack Warner when… Picturegoer throws a party
Jack Warner
Picturegoer magazine – Jack Warner – December 1951
Main title from Come Play with Me (1977) (4)  Copyright Roldvale Limited 1977
Come Play with Me
Come Play with Me (1977) opening credits (4)
Main title from First a Girl (1935) (4)  A Gaumont British picture  Controlled throughout the United Kingdom and Irish Free State by Gaumont British Distributors Ltd
First a Girl
First a Girl (1935) opening credits (4)
Main title from First a Girl (1935) (3)
First a Girl
First a Girl (1935) opening credits (3)
Main title from First a Girl (1935) (2)  Directed by Victor Saville
First a Girl
First a Girl (1935) opening credits (2)
Main title from First a Girl (1935) (1)  With Sonnie Hale and Anna Lee  Full range recording system at Shepherd’s Bush London
First a Girl
First a Girl (1935) opening credits (1)

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Releases


Justice - The Complete Series (1971-74) [DVD]
Justice – The Complete Series – DVD from Network.  Photo montage cover featuring Margaret Lockwood, Anthony Valentine and John Stone; the jury look on in the background

Released:
6th August, 2018
Price: £59.18
Buy Justice - The Complete Series from Amazon.co.uk

Featuring: Justice is a Woman (1969), Justice (1971-74).

Footsteps in the Fog (1955) [Blu-ray]
Footsteps in the Fog Blu-ray from Powerhouse Films Indicator

Released:
30th July, 2018
Price: £14.99
Buy Footsteps in the Fog from Amazon.co.uk

A Victorian murderer plans to eliminate his blackmailing maid.
Featuring: Footsteps in the Fog (1955).

I’ll Be Your Sweetheart (1945) [DVD]
I’ll Be Your Sweetheart DVD from Strawberry Media (2018)

Released:
14th May, 2018
Price: £12.99
Buy I’ll Be Your Sweetheart from Amazon.co.uk

In 1900, songwriters fight with copyright pirates.
Featuring: I’ll Be Your Sweetheart (1945).

Bedelia (1946) [DVD]
Bedelia DVD from Screenbound Pictures.  The Best of British Collection (Drama)

Released:
16th April, 2018
Price: £12.99
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A psychotic woman is discovered to have poisoned three husbands.
Featuring: Bedelia (1946).

Dark Journey (1937) [DVD]
Dark Journey DVD from Screenbound Pictures and The Best of British Collection (Adventure).  Conrad Veidt Vivien Leigh

Released:
26th March, 2018
Price: £12.99
Buy Dark Journey from Amazon.co.uk

In 1915 Stockholm, a French woman spy masquerading as a traitor falls in love with her German spy contact.
Featuring: Dark Journey (1937).

The Horror of Frankenstein (1970) [Blu-ray]
The Horror of Frankenstein Blu-ray from Studiocanal

Released:
29th January, 2018
Price: £13.30
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Victor Frankenstein is not above murdering his acquaintances for the sake of his experiments in bringing the dead back to life.
Featuring: The Horror of Frankenstein (1970).

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