• Poster from Curtain Up (1952) (1).  Fun Behind the Footlights!
  • Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (17). …up by the Police.  This is a story of that other Brighton – now happily now more.
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (14).  Directed by John Boulting
  • Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (13).  Produced by Roy Boulting

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 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)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (9)
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (9)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (8).  Screenplay by Graham Greene and Terence Rattigan
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (8)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (7).  Carol Marsh as Rose Harcourt Williams as Prewitt
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (7)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (6).  Nigel Stock as Cubitt Wylie Watson as Spicer
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (6)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (5).  The Boulting Brothers production of Brighton Rock from the novel by Graham Greene.  Made at Welwyn Studios Great Britain.  RCA sound system
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (5)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (4).  William Hartnell as Dallow
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (4)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (3).  Hermione Baddeley as Ida Arnold
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (3)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (2).  Richard Attenborough as Pinkie Brown
Richard Attenborough
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (2)
Main title from Brighton Rock (1948) (1).  Associated British Picture Corporation presents
Brighton Rock
Brighton Rock (1948) opening credits (1)
Col H ‘Bulldog’ Kelsoe (Felix Aylmer) and Gen ‘Jumbo’ Burlap / Nawab of Bagwash (Robert Morley) sit at a chess table and worriedly look at paperwork.  The General holds a copy of the Eternal Regulations – 1708 edition.  A scene from the 1947 film The Ghosts of Berkeley Square
Felix Aylmer
Felix Aylmer and Robert Morley in The Ghosts of Berkeley Square (1947)
Barton Tare (John Dall) restrains an armed Annie Laurie Starr (Peggy Cummins) in the street.  Scene from the 1950 film Gun Crazy
Peggy Cummins
John Dall restrains an armed Peggy Cummins in Gun Crazy (1950)
Main title from The Admirable Crichton (1957) (5).  Color by Technicolor
The Admirable Crichton
The Admirable Crichton (1957) opening credits (5)

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
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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).

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