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 Gainsborough melodrama and World War II propaganda.
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Latest Pictures

Picturegoer Series publicity postcard for The Stars Look Down (1940) featuring Welsh actor, Emlyn Williams, number 1423 (1)
Emlyn Williams
Emlyn Williams, Welsh actor, in a Picturegoer publicity postcard for The Stars Look Down (1)
Fanny by Gaslight (1944) publicity photograph of British actress Margaretta Scott (1)
Margaretta Scott
Margaretta Scott, British actress, publicity photo for Fanny by Gaslight (1)
Photograph of English actor, Barry K Barnes (1)
Barry K Barnes
Barry K Barnes, English actor, photograph (1)
Autographed photograph of British actress, Anne Crawford (1)
Anne Crawford
Anne Crawford, British actress, signed photograph (1)
Screenshot from Trottie True (1949) (1) featuring Jean Kent
Jean Kent
Trottie True (1949) screenshot (1) | Jean Kent
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (13). Directed by Michael Curtiz
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (13)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (12). Produced by Darryl F Zanuck
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (12)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (11)
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (11)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (10)
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (10)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (9)
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (9)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (8)
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (8)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (7)
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (7)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (6). With Judith Evelyn, Henry Daniell, John Carradine, Carl Benton Reid, Tommy Rettig, Anitra Stevens
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (6)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (5). Bella Darvi, Peter Ustinov and Edmund Purdom as the Egyptian
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (5)
Main title from The Egyptian (1954) (4). Starring Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Gene Tierney, Michael Wilding
The Egyptian
The Egyptian (1954) opening credits (4)

Coming Soon on DVD and Blu-ray


Young Wives’ Tale (1951) [Blu-ray]
Young Wives’ Tale (1951) Blu-ray cover from Network Distributing and the British Film [2021] (1). Joan Greenwood, Derek Farr, Nigel Patrick, Helen Cherry
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5th July, 2021
Price: £12.99
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A playwright and his slaphappy wife share a house with a super-efficient couple.
Featuring: Young Wives’ Tale (1951).

Young Wives’ Tale (1951) [DVD]
DVD cover of Young Wives’ Tale (1951) from Network Distributing and the British Film [2021] (1). Derek Farr, Helen Cherry, Joan Greenwood, Nigel Patrick
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5th July, 2021
Price: £8.99
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A playwright and his slaphappy wife share a house with a super-efficient couple.
Featuring: Young Wives’ Tale (1951).

Recent DVD and Blu-ray Releases


London Town (1946) [DVD]
DVD cover of London Town (1946) from Strawberry Media [2021] (2)

Released:
21st June, 2021
Price: £8.99
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An understudy finally achieves stardom thanks to his daughter’s schemes.
Featuring: London Town (1946).

They Met in the Dark (1943) [DVD]
DVD cover of They Met in the Dark (1943) from Strawberry Media [2021] (1)

Released:
2nd April, 2021
Price: £8.99
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A Blackpool theatrical agent is really a master spy.
Featuring: They Met in the Dark (1943).

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Newly Added Productions


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