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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Main title from The African Queen (1951) (13). Directed by John Huston
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (13)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (12). Produced by Sam Spiegel
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (12)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (11)
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (11)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (10)
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (10)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (9)
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (9)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (8)
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (8)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (7)
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (7)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (6). Based on the novel ‘The African Queen’ by C S Forester
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (6)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (5). And Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, Richard Marner
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (5)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (4). With Robert Morley as The Brother
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (4)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (3)
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (3)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (2). Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (2)
Main title from The African Queen (1951) (1). Romulus presents
The African Queen
The African Queen (1951) opening credits (1)
Main title from The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) (17). Directed by Leslie Norman
The Long and the Short and the Tall
The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) opening credits (17)
Main title from The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) (16). Produced by Michael Balcon
The Long and the Short and the Tall
The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961) opening credits (16)

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
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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
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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
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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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