• Main title from The Butler’s Dilemma (1943).  A Shaftesbury Production
  • Main title from The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) (8).  Directed by Leslie Hiscott
  • Main title from The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) (7).  Produced by Elizabeth Hiscott
  • Main title from The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) (6)
  • Main title from The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) (5)
  • Main title from The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) (4)

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 The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) (3)
The Butler’s Dilemma
The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) opening credits (3)
Main title from The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) (2).  British National Films Ltd presents
The Butler’s Dilemma
The Butler’s Dilemma (1943) opening credits (2)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952).  Based on a story by Geoffrey Household
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (10).  Directed by John Eldridge
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (10)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (9)
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (9)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (8)
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (8)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (7)
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (7)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (6).  Music composed and conducted by John Addison.  Mad at Southall Studios Middlesex, England.  RCA sound system
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (6)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (5).  Screenplay by John Dighton and Walter Meade.  Additional scenes and dialogue by Alfred Shaughnessy
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (5)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (4)
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (4)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (3).  James Donald Kenneth More and Jean Lodge
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (3)
Main title from Brandy for the Parson (1952) (2)
Brandy for the Parson
Brandy for the Parson (1952) opening credits (2)
Main title from A Kid for Two Farthings (1955).  Carol Reed’s production.  Based on the book by Wolf Mankowitz.  Colour by Technicolor. Copyright 1954 London Film Productions Ltd
A Kid for Two Farthings
A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) opening credits
Main title from A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) (9).  Produced and directed by Carol Reed
A Kid for Two Farthings
A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) opening credits (9)
Main title from A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) (8).  A Lopert Films Distributing Corporation Release.  Made at Shepperton Studios England
A Kid for Two Farthings
A Kid for Two Farthings (1955) opening credits (8)

Recent DVD & Blu-ray Releases


Evil Under the Sun (1982) [DVD]
Evil Under the Sun DVD from Studiocanal

Released:
23rd October, 2017
Price: £17.99
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Hercule Poirot solves the murder of a film star on an Adriatic holiday island.
Featuring: Evil Under the Sun.

Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) (1958) [Blu-ray]
Dunkirk Blu-ray from Studiocanal

Released:
25th September, 2017
Price: £14.99
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In 1940 on the Normandy beaches, a small group gets detached from the main force.
Featuring: Dunkirk.

Dunkirk (Digitally Restored) (1958) [DVD]
Dunkirk DVD from Studiocanal

Released:
25th September, 2017
Price: £11.99
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In 1940 on the Normandy beaches, a small group gets detached from the main force.
Featuring: Dunkirk.

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