• Main title from A Touch of the Sun (1956) (4).  Copyright 1956 Raystro Films Limited
  • Main title from All for Mary (1955) (3)
  • Main title from Blithe Spirit (1945) (2).  A Two Cities Film in Technicolor.   A Noel Coward-Cineguild production
  • Picture from the 2019 BFI Southbank exhibition of Hungarian film-maker, Alexander Korda (3)
  • Picture from the 2019 BFI Southbank exhibition of Hungarian film-maker, Alexander Korda (2)
  • Picture from the 2019 BFI Southbank exhibition of Hungarian film-maker, Alexander Korda (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 Too Many Crooks (1959) (4).   From a story by Christiane Rochefort and Jean Nery
Too Many Crooks
Too Many Crooks (1959) opening credits (4)
Main title from Daybreak (1948) (4).  By Monckton Hoffe.  Copyright 1948 by General Film Distributors Ltd
Daybreak
Daybreak (1948) opening credits (4)
Main title from Who Goes Next? (1938) (3)
Who Goes Next?
Who Goes Next? (1938) opening credits (3)
British actress Wendy Hiller in a photograph from Carol Reed’s 1951 film, Outcast of the Islands
Wendy Hiller
Wendy Hiller in a publicity still from Outcast of the Islands (1951)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (3).  Joseph Cotton
Tales of the Unexpected
Tales of the Unexpected | Edward the Conqueror opening credits (3)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (2).  Joseph Cotton
Tales of the Unexpected
Tales of the Unexpected | Edward the Conqueror opening credits (2)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), Edward the Conqueror (1).  Wendy Hiller
Tales of the Unexpected
Tales of the Unexpected | Edward the Conqueror opening credits (1)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Way Up to Heaven (1979) opening credits (3)
Tales of the Unexpected
Tales of the Unexpected | The Way Up to Heaven opening credits (4)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Way Up to Heaven (1979) opening credits (3).  Roland Culver
Tales of the Unexpected | The Way Up to Heaven opening credits (3)
Main title from the 1979 episode of Tales of the Unexpected (1979-88), The Way Up to Heaven (1979) opening credits (2).  Julie Harris
Tales of the Unexpected
Tales of the Unexpected | The Way Up to Heaven opening credits (2)
Main title from Mr Denning Drives North (1951)
John Mills
Mr Denning Drives North (1951) opening credits
Main title from Alive and Kicking (1958) (4).   Based on an idea by William Dinner and William Morum
Alive and Kicking
Alive and Kicking (1958) opening credits (4)
Main title from Flight of the Doves (1971) (4)
Flight of the Doves
Flight of the Doves (1971) opening credits (4)
Main title from Windbag the Sailor (1936) (2)
Windbag the Sailor
Windbag the Sailor (1936) opening credits (2)
Main title from Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) (4)
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) opening credits (4)

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Releases


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).

Dark Journey (1937) [DVD]
Dark Journey DVD from Screenbound Pictures and The Best of British Collection (Adventure).  Conrad Veidt Vivien Leigh

Released:
26th March, 2018
Price: £12.99
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In 1915 Stockholm, a French woman spy masquerading as a traitor falls in love with her German spy contact.
Featuring: Dark Journey (1937).

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