The Good Beginning (1953) DVD
After their honeymoon, Johnny Lipton and his wife Kit move into their small apartment. Kit runs the flat on a tight budget, for she hopes that one day with her support her husband will eventually run his own business. A lack of understanding of each other’s character and aspirations, however, leads to many problems before Johnny and Kit are able to attempt a ‘good beginning’ to their marriage.
This delicate and very human drama centres around a newly married couple as they try to negotiate a path through financial insecurity, and the resulting tension that is placed upon their relationship. John Fraser and Eileen Moore take the lead roles, with Peter Reynolds and then-aspiring fifties starlet Lana Morris among a solid supporting cast. The Good Beginning is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
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.