Background (1953) DVD
Valerie Hobson, Norman Wooland, Janette Scott, Jeremy Spenser and BAFTA-nominated child star Mandy Miller feature in this moving drama that sensitively explores the emotional cost of a marital breakdown.
Background is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Two years of deterioration sees John and Barbara Lomax’s marriage reduced to bitter sniping and ‘keeping up appearances’ for the sake of the children. When John’s old friend Bill professes his love for Barbara, the marriage finally breaks up, causing their three children to react in different ways and their son secretly determined to do Bill harm…
The British Film
The British Film collection was launched by Network Distributing in April 2013 as part of a five-year plan to release over 450 vintage British films through a deal with Studiocanal, one of Europe’s leading distribution and production companies. Many of the films have never been available to own and will benefit from new transfers, affirming Network Distributing’s commitment to classic British cinema.
Titles include significant works from studios including Associated Talking Pictures, Ealing Studios, London Films, British Lion, Associated British Picture Corporation and EMI from the Studiocanal archive.