Douglas Baines, a wartime army deserter, is lying low in a shabby flat with his girlfriend Daisy and the couple’s small son, Jiffy. Returning home with a toy for Jiffy’s second birthday, he learns that Daisy has had the boy adopted. When she refuses to tell him where the boy is, he strangles Daisy and goes on the run…
Lyndon Brook plays a man on the run from his own past in this taut British drama from the late '50s. Featuring the directorial debut of cult director Sidney Hayers and a screenplay by Oscar nominee Peter Barnes, Violent Moment is featured here in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. The film elements were physically edited in the 1960s to replace the original titles with ones for the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series and it is from these film elements that this brand-new transfer has been made. The original titles are included as a separate special feature.
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.