• Main title from Much Too Shy (1942) (2)
  • Poster from from Tread Softly Stranger (1958) (1). A stark drama filmed against the turbulent fiery background of steel. George Minter presents the new Diana Dors in her greatest dramatic role
  • Main title from Bergerac (1981-91) (4). And Terence Alexander
  • Main title from Bergerac (1981-91) (3). Cécile Paoli
  • Main title from Bergerac (1981-91) (2). Starring John Nettles
  • Main title from Bergerac (1981-91) (1)

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 The Ghost Train (1941) (3). Made at Gaumont-British Studios London. Maurice Ostrer in charge of production
The Ghost Train
The Ghost Train (1941) opening credits (3)
Main title from Close-up of the Stars (1946) (6) featuring Patricia Roc
Patricia Roc
Close-up of the Stars (1946) opening credits (6) | Patricia Roc
Main title from Close-up of the Stars (1946) (3). Presented by the makers of Lux Toilet Soap
Close-up of the Stars (1946) opening credits (3) | Lux Toilet Soap
Main title from Close-up of the Stars (1946) (2). Used by 9 out of 10 film stars. Lux toilet soap. A Lever product
Close-up of the Stars (1946) opening credits (2) | Lux Toilet Soap
Main title from Close-up of the Stars (1946) (1)
Close-up of the Stars (1946) opening credits (1)
Main title from Close-up of the Stars (1946) (5) featuring Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood
Close-up of the Stars (1946) opening credits (5) |Margaret Lockwood
Main title from Close-up of the Stars (1946) (4) featuring Margaret Lockwood
Margaret Lockwood
Close-up of the Stars (1946) opening credits (4) |Margaret Lockwood
Main title from Steaming (1985) (2). Diana Dors in
Steaming
Steaming (1985) opening credits (2)
Main title from Steaming (1985) (1)
Steaming
Steaming (1985) opening credits (1)
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (5). Story by Robert Barr
The Long Arm
The Long Arm (1956) opening credits (5)
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (4). Jack Hawkins in
The Long Arm
The Long Arm (1956) opening credits (4)
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (3). Michael Balcon production. Released through J Arthur Rank Film Distributors Limited
The Long Arm
The Long Arm (1956) opening credits (3)
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (2). An Ealing Studios
The Long Arm
The Long Arm (1956) opening credits (2)
Main title from The Long Arm (1956) (1). The Rank Organisation presents
The Long Arm
The Long Arm (1956) opening credits (1)
Main title from 80,000 Suspects (1963) (5). Based on the novel ‘The Pillars of Midnight’ by Elleston Trvor
80,000 Suspects
80,000 Suspects (1963) opening credits (5)

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Releases


The Reckless Moment (1949) [Blu-ray]
The Reckless Moment Blu-ray cover from Powerhouse.  James Mason Joan Bennett.  Directed by Max Ophuls.  Indicator

Released:
22nd April, 2019
Price: £16.54
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A woman accidentally kills her daughter’s would-be seducer, and is then trailed by a blackmailer.
Featuring: The Reckless Moment (1949).

The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) [DVD]
The Smallest Show on Earth DVD from Network and The British Film

Released:
11th March, 2019
Price: £9.99
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Two young marrieds inherit a decayed cinema and make it pay.
Featuring: The Smallest Show on Earth (1957).

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
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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
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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
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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).

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