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1950s Great British Movies (2014) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]
1950s Great British Movies (2014) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]
  • 1950s Great British Movies (2014) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]

1950s Great British Movies (2014) (Box Set) [DVD] [DVD / Box Set]

Format:
DVD
UK Certification:
12
Region:
Region 2
Publisher:
Spirit Entertainment
Genre:
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Number of Items:
4 disc(s)
Media Format:
DVD
MSRP: £19.99
Price: £12.99
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Description
Boxset of four classic films from the 1950s. 'Simba' (1955) is an adventure drama about a man who travels to post-colonial Africa to visit his brother only to find he has been killed by a Kenyan rebel group. When Alan Howard (Dirk Bogarde) arrives in Africa, he soon learns his brother has been killed by the Mau Mau, a group of rebels who are fighting against the newly imposed rule of the white man. Enraged by his brother's murder, Alan decides to stay and put all of his energy into fighting the Mau Mau who he now considers his enemy. However, along the way he falls in love with a neighbouring settler called Mary (Virginia McKenna) who disagrees with his abhorrence of the native people and tries to put an end to his prejudices. 'Sapphire' (1959) is a hard-hitting crime drama exploring racism towards immigrants among the London police and public. Sapphire (Yvonne Buckingham), a fair-skinned West Indian immigrant is discovered hiding in London and murdered. To the police, led by Superintendent Hazard (Nigel Patrick) and Inspector Learoyd (Michael Craig), the case seems clear cut - Sapphire must have been killed by a member of the black community. However, when Sapphire's brother (Earl Cameron) turns up at the police station and Sapphire's true ethnic roots become known, Hazard and Learoyd must face up to the racism of two communities and, quite possibly, their own. 'The Happy Family' stars Stanley Holloway and Kathleen Harrison as a couple who refuse to move from their house as the government reveal their plans to build a Festival Hall on the South Bank. The tenants of the local corner shop, Mr and Mrs Lord (Holloway and Harrison), are the only residents who refuse to make way for the construction - even when the police issue an eviction order. As the family barricade themselves into the shop, the bailiffs must try to think of another way to get them out. 'The Young Lovers' (1954) is a romantic drama starring David Knight and Odile Versois. American Ted Hutchens (Knight) is a lonely bachelor working for the US Embassy in London. When Ted meets Anna Szobek (Versois), also an Embassy worker, at a performance of 'Swan Lake', the pair soon fall in love. However, it's not long before the international situation threatens their new-found happiness.
Starring
Dirk Bogarde
Format
DVD
Country
United Kingdom
UK Certification
12
Region
Region 2
Publisher
Spirit Entertainment
Genre
Films cinema|Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Colour
B/W
Publication Date
22 Sep 2014
Catalogue No
STW0096
Edition
Box Set
Director
Brian Desmond Hurst
Director
Basil Dearden
Director
Muriel Box
Director
Anthony Asquith
Producer
Peter De Sarigny
Producer
Michael Relph
Producer
Sydney Box
Producer
William MacQuitty
Producer
Anthony Havelock-Allan
Writer
John Baines
Writer
Anthony Perry
Writer
Janet Green
Writer
Lukas Heller
Writer
Muriel Box
Writer
Sydney Box
Writer
George Tabori
Writer
Robin Estridge
Music
Francis Chagrin
Music
Philip Green
Music
Benjamin Frankel
Cinematographer
Geoffrey Unsworth
Cinematographer
Harry Waxman
Cinematographer
Reginald H. Wyer
Cinematographer
Jack Asher
Year of Release
2014
Number of Items
4 disc(s)
Media Format
DVD
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Directors: Brian Desmond Hurst, Basil Dearden, Muriel Box, Anthony Asquith
Producers: Peter De Sarigny, Michael Relph, Sydney Box, William MacQuitty, Anthony Havelock-Allan
Writers: John Baines, Anthony Perry, Janet Green, Lukas Heller, Muriel Box, Sydney Box, George Tabori, Robin Estridge
Musics: Francis Chagrin, Philip Green, Benjamin Frankel
Cinematographers: Geoffrey Unsworth, Harry Waxman, Reginald H. Wyer, Jack Asher
Actors: Dirk Bogarde, Donald Sinden, Virginia McKenna, Basil Sydney, Nigel Patrick, Michael Craig, Earl Cameron, Yvonne Buckingham, Stanley Holloway, Kathleen Harrison, Naunton Wayne, Dandy Nichols, John Stratton, Eileen Moore, Shirley Mitchell, Tom Gill, Odile Versois, David Knight

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