The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection – Volume 13 DVD
IT HAPPENED IN PARIS (1935)
Whilst looking for artistic inspiration in Paris, a millionaire’s son falls for a beautiful girl. Romantic complications arise when he feigns poverty in order to win her love.
AUTUMN CROCUS (1934)
In his final film role, Ivor Novello plays the married owner of a Tyrolean inn; Fay Compton is the holidaying schoolteacher who falls hopelessly in love with him.
THE DICTATOR (1935)
A drama depicting the stormy marriage of King Christian VII and his English consort, Caroline Matilda, and the Queen’s tragic affair with the royal physician, Struensee.
SECRET LIVES (1937)
A powerful World War I drama tracing the life of a German-born woman who is trained by the French as a spy, but pays a heavy price for her apparent freedom.
The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection
A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format – with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release.
The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance – featuring new transfers from the best available elements, in their correct aspect ratio, this multi-volume collection showcases a range of scarce films from both Basil Dean’s and Michael Balcon’s tenure as studio head, making them available once more to the general public.