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 Gainsborough melodrama and World War II propaganda.
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Latest Pictures

Photograph from The Frog (1937) (1) featuring Gordon Harker (as Sgt Elk)
The Frog
The Frog (1937) photograph (1) | Gordon Harker
Photograph from Bigger Than Life (1956) (2) featuring Barbara Rush, James Mason (as Lou Avery) (as Ed Avery)
Bigger Than Life (1956) photograph (2) | Barbara Rush, James Mason
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (11). Produced and directed by Michael Carreras
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (11)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (10)
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (10)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (9)
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (9)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (8)
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (8)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (7)
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (7)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (6). Screenplay by Gordon Wellesley
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (6)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (5). Alan Gifford, Kevin Scott, Burt Kwouk, Hedger Wallace
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (5)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (4). With Athene Seyler, Lisa Gastoni, Eric Pohlmann, Marne Maitland, Bernard Cribbins
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (4)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (3)
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] American opening credits (3)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (2). Richard Basehart in
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (2)
Main title from Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] (1). Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Hammer Film production
Visa to Canton
Visa to Canton (1960) [as Passport to China] opening credits (1)
Main title from A Prize of Arms (1962) (13). Cliff Owen
A Prize of Arms
A Prize of Arms (1962) opening credits (13)
Main title from A Prize of Arms (1962) (12)
A Prize of Arms
A Prize of Arms (1962) opening credits (12)

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Releases


Girl Stroke Boy (1973) [Blu-ray]
Girl Stroke Boy (1973) Blu-ray cover from Powerhouse Films [2022] (1)

Released:
17th January, 2022
Price: £17.00
Buy Girl Stroke Boy from Amazon.co.uk

A well-to-do couple try to find out if their son’s house guest is male or female.
Featuring: Girl Stroke Boy (1973).

Young Wives’ Tale (1951) [DVD]
DVD cover of Young Wives’ Tale (1951) from Network Distributing and the British Film [2021] (1). Derek Farr, Helen Cherry, Joan Greenwood, Nigel Patrick

Released:
5th July, 2021
Price: £8.99
Buy Young Wives’ Tale from Amazon.co.uk

A playwright and his slaphappy wife share a house with a super-efficient couple.
Featuring: Young Wives’ Tale (1951).

Young Wives’ Tale (1951) [Blu-ray]
Young Wives’ Tale (1951) Blu-ray cover from Network Distributing and the British Film [2021] (1). Joan Greenwood, Derek Farr, Nigel Patrick, Helen Cherry

Released:
5th July, 2021
Price: £12.99
Buy Young Wives’ Tale from Amazon.co.uk

A playwright and his slaphappy wife share a house with a super-efficient couple.
Featuring: Young Wives’ Tale (1951).

London Town (1946) [DVD]
DVD cover of London Town (1946) from Strawberry Media [2021] (2)

Released:
21st June, 2021
Price: £8.99
Buy London Town from Amazon.co.uk

An understudy finally achieves stardom thanks to his daughter’s schemes.
Featuring: London Town (1946).

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Newly Added Productions


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