On an undertaking of great importance, Captain Colin’s battleship is taking the exiled King Carl back to his country in an attempt to help him reclaim his throne. The mood is lightened by the king’s luminous new bride, but a mild flirtation between the captain and the queen soon turns to a love that is seemingly impossible!
Appearing at the height of his fame, Dracula star David Manners – dubbed ‘the handsomest man in Hollywood’ – made his British film début in this polished Ruritanian romance, playing opposite Norwegian silent-era star Greta Nissen and German émigré Camilla Horn. Based on Horton Giddy’s play Contraband, The Luck of a Sailor is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original 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.