Thursday’s Child DVD (1943)
When twelve-year-old Fennis Wilson unintentionally becomes a child star she is delighted by the fantastic life that she begins to lead. But all too soon, she makes the heartbreaking discovery that her success has shattered her previously happy family life…
A light-hearted yet thought-provoking family drama, Thursday’s Child features the film debut of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star Sally Ann Howes as a quiet, studious young girl who finds fame beating a path to her door, much to the chagrin of her star-struck elder sister. Also starring Gainsborough favourite Stewart Granger, Wilfrid Lawson, Felix Aylmer and much-loved Cockney comic actor Ronald Shiner, this critically acclaimed film was originally released in 1942 and re-edited for re-release in 1946. Both versions are included here, with the re-release presented as a brand-new transfer from the original nitrate 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.