• Shattered Windscreen Theatre Company’s production of the Magdalen King-Hall novel, The Wicked Lady.  By Bryony Lavery July 31st-4th August 2017.
  • Main title from Swallows and Amazons (1974)
  • Main title from Guns at Batasi (1964)
  • Main title from Yangtse Incident: The Story of HMS Amethyst (1957)
  • Main title from Ask a Policeman (1939)
  • Main title from Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

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 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
Main title from Victim (1961)
Victim
Victim (1961) opening credits
British actress, Dinah Sheridan, poses for a fashion shoot
Dinah Sheridan
Dinah Sheridan, British actress, in a fashion shoot pose
Paramount Pictures publicity photo from 1948, featuring British actor Ray Milland
Ray Milland
Ray Milland, Welsh actor, 1948 Paramount Pictures publicity photo
Main title from Gold (1974)
Gold
Gold (1974) opening credits
British actor, John Gielgud, a GB star
John Gielgud
John Gielgud, British actor, a GB star, photograph
Publicity photo of British actor Dirk Bogarde, used by BBC Radio 3 to advertise its drama about the making of the film, ‘Victim’
Dirk Bogarde
Dirk Bogarde, British actor, publicity photo
Main title from The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)
The Smallest Show on Earth
The Smallest Show on Earth (1957) opening credits
British comedy actor, Tommy Trinder
Tommy Trinder
Tommy Trinder, British comedy actor
British character comedian, Will Hay, wears a mortar board in his trademark schoolmaster role
Will Hay
Will Hay, British comedian, in his trademark schoolmaster guise
British actress, Virginia McKenna, wears a crucifix pendant
Virginia McKenna
Virginia McKenna, British actress, wears a crucifix pendant
British comedy actress, Margaret Rutherford as Nurse Carey in Mad About Men (1954)
Margaret Rutherford
Margaret Rutherford, British comedy actress, in Mad About Men (1954)
For sale through Engel & Völkers at €12.5m Stewart Granger’s former villa at Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol
Stewart Granger’s former villa at Estepona on Spain’s Costa del Sol
Main title from The Scarlet Web (1954)
The Scarlet Web
The Scarlet Web (1954) 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
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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
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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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