The Ealing Studios Rarities Collection – Volume 5 DVD
THE HOUSE OF THE SPANIARD (1936)
A man ignores a warning to stay away from a sinister house on marshland near Liverpool; when someone drowns close by, he finds the evidence doesn’t add up…
THE SHIRALEE (1957)
A swagman (Peter Finch) looking for work in 1940s Australia suddenly finds himself carrying an extra burden – a ‘shiralee’ – in the form of his five-year-old daughter.
THE WARE CASE (1938)
Spendthrift Sir Hubert enjoyed living the life of a lord – it was, after all, the only one for which he was fitted. But he ignored the entreaties of his desperate wife at his peril!
THE BELOVED VAGABOND (1936)
Maurice Chevalier stars as a poor aspiring architect who signs an agreement not to see his fiancée for two years, in order to save her father from financial ruin.
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.