• ‘Saltie’ (Trevor Howard) meets with the Parish Council in a scene from the 1980 Inner Circle Films production of The Shillingbury Blowers
  • Main title from The Shillingbury Blowers (1980)
  • Main title from The Shillingbury Blowers (1980) (2)
  • Poster from the 1955 film, The Cockleshell Heroes.  ‘They called them ’Canoe Commandos‘’.
  • Main title from Evil Under the Sun (1982)
  • Superintendent Folland (André Morell) in a scene from the Boulting brothers' 1950 film, Seven Days to Noon

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.

» Read more about the site

Recent Pictures

British actor André Morell in a still from the 1959 film, The Hound of the Baskervilles
André Morell
André Morell, British actor, in The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)
Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) in David Lean’s The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness as Colonel Nicholson in The Bridge on the River Kwai
Teri Mortimer (Anne Crawford) in Walter Forde’s The Peterville Diamond (1943)
Anne Crawford
Anne Crawford in The Peterville Diamond (1943)
The roaring, fanged devil from Jacques Tourneur’s 1957 film, Night of the Demon
Night of the Demon
The eponymous devil from Night of the Demon (1957)
Von Kellerman, alias Keramikos (Herbert Lom) holds a gun in a still from Gainsborough’s Snowbound (1948)
Herbert Lom
Herbert Lom holds a gun in Gainsborough’s Snowbound (1948)
Main title from 13 East Street (1952)
13 East Street
13 East Street (1952) opening credits
Main title from Born Free (1966)
Born Free
Born Free (1966) opening credits
Publicity photograph featuring Ann Todd, English actress.  Todd is wearing an ornate embroidered shawl.
Ann Todd
Ann Todd, English actress, wears an embroidered shawl
Main title from Now, Voyager (1942)
Now, Voyager
Now, Voyager (1942) opening credits
Main title from Jigsaw (1962)
Jigsaw
Jigsaw (1962) opening credits
Main title from The Voice of Merrill (1952)
The Voice of Merrill
The Voice of Merrill (1952) opening credits
Main title from Murder Ahoy (1964)
Murder Ahoy
Murder Ahoy (1964) opening credits
Main title from Grand National Night (1953)
Grand National Night
Grand National Night (1953) opening credits
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

Coming Soon on DVD and Blu-ray


Evil Under the Sun (1982) [DVD]
Evil Under the Sun DVD from Studiocanal
PRE-ORDER NOW

23rd October, 2017
Price: £17.99
Buy Evil Under the Sun from Amazon.co.uk

Hercule Poirot solves the murder of a film star on an Adriatic holiday island.
Featuring: Evil Under the Sun.

Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) (1958) [DVD]
Dunkirk DVD from Studiocanal
PRE-ORDER NOW

Due out Monday
Price: £11.99
Buy Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) from Amazon.co.uk

In 1940 on the Normandy beaches, a small group gets detached from the main force.
Featuring: Dunkirk.

Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) (1958) [Blu-ray]
Image coming soon
PRE-ORDER NOW

Due out Monday
Price: £14.99
Buy Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) from Amazon.co.uk

In 1940 on the Normandy beaches, a small group gets detached from the main force.
Featuring: Dunkirk.

» See all DVDs and Blu-ray releases.


Newly Added Productions