The Intruder (1953) DVD
Wolf Merton, a London stockbroker, with a fine war record as colonel of a tank regiment, has since lost touch with all the men who served under his wartime command. One evening he returns to his Belgravia home to find that there is an intruder in the house: a young armed thug called Ginger Edwards, whom he remembers well as one of the most fearless and spirited troopers under his leadership. But why has Ginger taken up housebreaking? And will Merton be able to help him to return to a more honourable way of life?An excellent early feature from future Bond director Guy Hamilton, this engaging, emphatically human drama boasts outstanding performances from Jack Hawkins, as a distinguished former officer, and Michael Medwin, as the wartime hero he endeavours to save from a life of crime. Featuring strong support from Dennis Price and George Cole, The Intruder is presented 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.