• Margaret Lockwood at the microphone during her second appearance on the BBC radio programme, Desert Island Discs
  • Main title from the ‘Discovering: Rex Harrison’ episode of Discovering Film featuring, Rex Harrison
  • Main title from the ‘Discovering: Leslie Howard’ episode of Discovering Film featuring Leslie Howard
  • Main title from the ‘Discovering: Laurence Olivier’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Laurence Olivier
  • Main title from the ‘Discovering: Jean Simmons’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Jean Simmons
  • Main title from the ‘Discovering: James Mason’ episode of Discovering Film featuring James Mason

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 ‘Discovering: Elizabeth Taylor’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Discovering Film | Discovering: Elizabeth Taylor opening credits
Main title from the ‘Discovering: David Niven’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring David Niven
David Niven
Discovering Film | Discovering: David Niven opening credits
Main title from the ‘Discovering: Vivien Leigh’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
Discovering Film | Discovering: Vivien Leigh opening credits
Main title from the ‘Discovering: Deborah Kerr’ episode of Discovering Film, featuring Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr
Discovering Film | Discovering: Deborah Kerr opening credits
Main title from The Scarlet and the Black (1983) (5)
The Scarlet and the Black
The Scarlet and the Black (1983) opening credits (5)
Main title from Under Your Hat (1940) (4)
Under Your Hat
Under Your Hat (1940) opening credits (4)
Poster from Curtain Up (1952) (1).  Fun Behind the Footlights!
Curtain Up
Curtain Up (1952) poster (1)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (17). …up by the Police.  This is a story of that other Brighton – now happily now more.
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (17)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (16). …terraces and crowded beaches there was another Brighton of dark alleyways and festering slums.  From here the poison of crime and violence and gang warfare began to spread, until the challenge was taken…
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (16)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (15).  Brighton today is a large jolly, friendly seaside town in Sussex, exactly one hour’s journey from London.  But in the years between the two wars behind the Regency…
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (15)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (14).  Directed by John Boulting
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (14)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (13).  Produced by Roy Boulting
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (13)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (12)
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (12)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (11)
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (11)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (10)
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (10)

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
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
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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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