Headline DVD (1943)
Appearing several years before his career-defining role in Black Narcissus, David Farrar plays a Fleet Street reporter who discovers an uncomfortable truth when he sets out to unravel a murder mystery.
Anne Crawford, William Hartnell and silent-era idol John Stuart also feature among the top-line cast of this gripping wartime thriller, featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio.
Ellington, a keen editor and newspaperman, has been neglecting his wife for his work; she, irked by her husband’s selfish behaviour, has been carrying on a mild flirtation with man-about-town Paul Grayson – a flirtation that turns to murder. Ellington, smelling a story and not knowing of his wife’s involvement, sends out his ace reporter, Brookie, to discover the truth.
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.