Deborah and Charles, young executives at the thriving Pontifex Advertising Agency, are very much in love. Deborah is recognised by her employers as the most brilliant TV executive in the country, while Charles is regarded as ‘thoroughly reliable’. But there is one hard-and-fast rule at the agency: the board of directors will not allow any married women on their staff; as soon as a girl marries, she must resign!
The final film by veteran director Maurice Elvey takes a wry look at gender politics in the 1950s workplace, casting Adrienne Corri as a high-flying advertising executive whose career is in jeopardy after the announcement of her forthcoming marriage.
A sharply intelligent, long sought-after comedy that was thought lost for many years, Second Fiddle is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements.
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.