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  • Main title from The Scarlet Web (1954)
  • Main title from The Guinea Pig (1948)
  • Main title from The Gilded Cage (1955)
  • Main title from Yellow Canary (1943)
  • Main title from Fiddlers Three (1944)

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

Programme from Strike it Again! at the Prince of Wales Theatre, London, featuring Sid Field
Sid Field
Strike it Again! programme, Prince of Wales Theatre, London
Main title from Passport to Pimlico (1949)
Passport to Pimlico
Passport to Pimlico (1949) opening credits
Promotional material for the BFI’s Girls Like Us – British Women and WWII Cinema BFI season in April and May 2017
Girls Like Us – British Women and WWII Cinema BFI season poster 2017
Main title from The Lion Has Wings (1939)
The Lion Has Wings
The Lion Has Wings (1939) opening credits
British actor James Mason’s 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet, as featured on World’s Most Expensive Cars (2017).  Estimate is £150000-200,000.
World’s Most Expensive Cars
James Mason’s 1965 Mercedes-Benz 300 SE Cabriolet
James Mason’s son sits in his father’s car, a Mercedes 300 SE
World’s Most Expensive Cars
Morgan Mason sits in his father’s, British actor James Mason, Mercedes
Main title from World’s Most Expensive Cars (2017)
World’s Most Expensive Cars
World’s Most Expensive Cars (2017) opening credits
Main title from Easy Money (1948)
Easy Money
Easy Money (1948) opening credits
Main title from The Lost Continent (1968)
The Lost Continent
The Lost Continent (1968) opening credits
Main title from The Battle of the River Plate (1956)
The Battle of the River Plate
The Battle of the River Plate (1956) opening credits
Main title from Wild Geese II (1985)
Wild Geese II
Wild Geese II (1985) opening credits
Main title from They Flew Alone (1942)
They Flew Alone
They Flew Alone (1942) opening credits
Main title from Cottage to Let (1941)
Cottage to Let
Cottage to Let (1941) opening credits
Main title from The Astonished Heart (1950)
The Astonished Heart
The Astonished Heart (1950) opening credits
Main title from David Suchet on Sid Field: Last of the Music Hall Heroes (2011)
David Suchet on Sid Field: Last of the Music Hall Heroes
David Suchet on Sid Field: Last of the Music Hall Heroes credits

Recent DVD & Blu-ray Releases


Hell Drivers (1957) [DVD]
Hell Drivers DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
20th March, 2017
Price: £14.99
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Fast driving on death-trap roads is required of rival lorry drivers for a cheapjack haulage firm.
Featuring: Hell Drivers.

What Happened Then? (1934) [DVD]
What Happened Then? DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
6th March, 2017
Price: £9.99
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A sculptor stands trial for slitting the throat of his uncle, who had adopted and raised him after his parents died when he was a young boy.
Featuring: What Happened Then?.

A Town Like Alice (1956) [DVD]
A Town Like Alice DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
6th March, 2017
Price: £7.57
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Life among women prisoners of the Japanese in Malaya, especially one who is finally reunited with her Australian lover.
Featuring: A Town Like Alice.

Poison Pen (1939) [DVD]
Poison Pen DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
19th September, 2016
Price: £6.97
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A village community is set at odds by a writer of vindictive anonymous letters.
Featuring: Poison Pen.

The Long Dark Hall (1951) [DVD]
The Long Dark Hall DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
12th September, 2016
Price: £6.79
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A chorus girl is murdered and her married lover is accused.
Featuring: The Long Dark Hall.

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) [DVD]
Carve Her Name with Pride DVD from Network and The British Film

Released:
12th September, 2016
Price: £9.99
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In 1940, the young British widow of a French officer is enlisted as a spy, and after various adventures dies before a German firing squad.
Featuring: Carve Her Name with Pride.

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