Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford, Virginia McKenna and Bill Travers star in Basil Dearden’s heart-warming comedy, The Smallest Show on Earth. This gently whimsical elegy to the Golden Age of cinema co-stars Bernard Miles, Leslie Phillips and Sid James and is presented here as a brand-new remaster from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.
Overjoyed to learn that they’ve inherited a cinema in the north of England, Matt and Jean Spenser are subsequently shattered to find it’s less of a grand picture palace and more of a flea-pit (with three equally decrepit employees). Can the couple make a go of it or will they be forced to sell up and watch the Bijou Kinema be redeveloped into a car park?
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.