• Publicity photograph featuring Ann Todd, English actress.  Todd is wearing an ornate embroidered shawl.
  • Main title from Now, Voyager (1942)
  • Main title from Jigsaw (1962)
  • Main title from The Voice of Merrill (1952)
  • Main title from Murder Ahoy (1964)
  • Main title from Grand National Night (1953)

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 Beau Geste (1939)
Beau Geste
Beau Geste (1939) opening credits
Main title from Bang! You’re Dead (1954)
Bang! You’re Dead
Bang! You’re Dead (1954) opening credits
Main title from Run Wild, Run Free (1969)
Run Wild, Run Free
Run Wild, Run Free (1969) opening credits
Country Life reports the sale of Vivien Leigh’s former home in Wiltshire.  Article from 26<sup>th</sup> July 2017.
Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh’s home advertised for sale, as reported in Country Life
Overlooking the Cornish cliffs, the open-air Minack Theatre near Porthcurno, Cornwall.  Used as as backdrop in Love Story (1944).
Love Story
Minack Theatre, open-air venue near Porthcurno, Cornwall
Main title from The Story of Shirley Yorke (1948)
The Story of Shirley Yorke
The Story of Shirley Yorke (1948) opening credits
British actor Nigel Patrick, dressed in jacket and tie, smokes a cigarette
Nigel Patrick
Nigel Patrick, British actor, smokes a cigarette
Shattered Windscreen Theatre Company’s production of the Magdalen King-Hall novel, The Wicked Lady.  By Bryony Lavery July 31st-4th August 2017.
The Wicked Lady
The Wicked Lady play at the Minack Theatre, Cornwall, 2017 poster
Main title from Swallows and Amazons (1974)
Swallows and Amazons
Swallows and Amazons (1974) opening credits
Main title from Guns at Batasi (1964)
Guns at Batasi
Guns at Batasi (1964) opening credits
Main title from Yangtse Incident: The Story of HMS Amethyst (1957)
Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst
Yangtse Incident: The Story of HMS Amethyst (1957) opening credits
Main title from Ask a Policeman (1939)
Ask a Policeman
Ask a Policeman (1939) opening credits
Main title from Around the World in 80 Days (1956)
Around the World in 80 Days
Around the World in 80 Days (1956) opening credits
Main title from 23 Paces to Baker Street (1956)
23 Paces to Baker Street
23 Paces to Baker Street (1956) opening credits
Main title from Outcast of the Islands (1951)
Outcast of the Islands
Outcast of the Islands (1951) opening credits

Recent DVD & Blu-ray Releases


Hell Drivers (1957) [DVD]
Hell Drivers DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
20th March, 2017
Price: £14.99
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Fast driving on death-trap roads is required of rival lorry drivers for a cheapjack haulage firm.
Featuring: Hell Drivers.

What Happened Then? (1934) [DVD]
What Happened Then? DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
6th March, 2017
Price: £9.99
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A sculptor stands trial for slitting the throat of his uncle, who had adopted and raised him after his parents died when he was a young boy.
Featuring: What Happened Then?.

A Town Like Alice (1956) [DVD]
A Town Like Alice DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
6th March, 2017
Price: £7.57
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Life among women prisoners of the Japanese in Malaya, especially one who is finally reunited with her Australian lover.
Featuring: A Town Like Alice.

Poison Pen (1939) [DVD]
Poison Pen DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
19th September, 2016
Price: £6.97
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A village community is set at odds by a writer of vindictive anonymous letters.
Featuring: Poison Pen.

The Long Dark Hall (1951) [DVD]
The Long Dark Hall DVD from Network and the British Film

Released:
12th September, 2016
Price: £6.79
Buy The Long Dark Hall from Amazon.co.uk

A chorus girl is murdered and her married lover is accused.
Featuring: The Long Dark Hall.

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) [DVD]
Carve Her Name with Pride DVD from Network and The British Film

Released:
12th September, 2016
Price: £9.99
Buy Carve Her Name with Pride from Amazon.co.uk

In 1940, the young British widow of a French officer is enlisted as a spy, and after various adventures dies before a German firing squad.
Featuring: Carve Her Name with Pride.

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Newly Added Productions