The Tenth Man [DVD]
The Tenth Man DVD Review
A quota quickie that punches above its weight. Well-acted, with few of the typical 1930s grotesques visible. Slightly hidebound, but well worth an hour of your time to watch it. Network's DVD is marvellous etc. etc.
George Winter, a self-made businessman and MP, lets nothing get in the way of his climb to the top. Certain in his belief in the corruptible and foolish nature of others, whenever Winter meets a competitor who can't be bought, he destroys the man through methods both legal and underhanded. Then, he meets his 'tenth man': a victim who refuses to be silenced by threat or bribery, with the power to bring Winter's house of cards crashing down around him…
Brian Desmond Hurst directs this masterly adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's play, which features a brilliant central performance by John Lodge as the ruthless investment broker who will stop at nothing to shore up his social and financial position; with Antoinette Cellier as the woman he refuses to release from a loveless marriage.
The Tenth Man is featured 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.