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Welcome to Renown Films

Welcome to the May / June 2017

Renown Film Club Newsletter!


Dear Club Members,

Hoping you are all well.

We have a very exciting event to tell you about this month. On Sunday 17th September at 2pm, Renown is teaming up with ELSTREE STUDIOS to invite you to an exclusive, one off event. Celebrating 55 years since the making of Sidney J Furie’s iconic British film THE BOYS (1962), we are holding a special screening of the film at the very studios where it was filmed. It will be followed with a Q&A session with the stars of the film: DUDLEY SUTTON, TONY GARNETT and JESS CONRAD OBE. Tickets are very, very limited so it's first come first served. They are £20 each, including a DVD special edition copy of the film, which we are sure 'The Boys' will sign for a small additional fee on the day.

The studios are very close to the station and have excellent budget hotels around, so why not make a weekend break of it?! (There is also lots of free parking in the vicinity.) This is the first time 'The Boys' have been reunited and we doubt it will ever be repeated. For tickets, hotel information and travel information call us on 0808 178 8212. More details on the reverse.

This month also sees the release of 'The Crime Collection Volume One' box set, with 3 discs full of vintage crime films to keep you guessing. Dig out your trilby & mac!

We also have a '2 for £20' DVD offer, Deborah Watling's book and a CD audio book offer. And at last our badges! The large round pin badges measure 2" diameter and are limited edition collectors' items (see below).

Until next month, happy viewing and thank you as always for your support.

Best Wishes,

Noel, Sarah and Neill


A special screening of the iconic British film ‘THE BOYS’ directed by Sidney J Furie on its 55th anniversary at the very same studios where it was made.

Followed by Q & A panel with the stars of the film.


Tickets £20 (inc. free DVD of the film)
Sunday 17th September
Doors Open at 2pm at
Elstree Studios, Shenley Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, WD6 1JG

Very limited tickets available to this unique event.

Call Now 0808 178 8212 or BOOK HERE




VOL. ONE - Only £15

The Renown Comedy Collection Volume 2

Over 11 hours of vintage crime drama in a stunning 3-DVD box set of 10 films.

A GUNMAN HAS ESCAPED (1948) starring John Harvey and written by John Gilling centres around a passer-by who is killed during a robbery in London by three armed men.

Making a debut on DVD in this set is BOY WITH A FLUTE (1964), a "lost" film now restored and featuring Freda Jackson and Andree Melly, in a tale of paintings and forgery.

The only feature to be directed by Stephen Clarkson – DEATH GOES TO SCHOOL (1953) – stars Gordon Jackson and Barbara Murray in a rare old British mystery surrounding a strangulation at a school, which requires the attention of Scotland Yard.

The great Tod Slaughter, a master of macabre crimes, stars in KING OF THE UNDERWORLD (1952) with Patrick Barr and Tucker McGuire in a tale of greed and murder, adapted from the lost television series ‘Inspector Morley, Late of Scotland Yard, Investigates.’

You will witness the film debut of Sid James in BLACK MEMORY (1947), starring Michael Medwin as Danny Cruff, who hobnobs with London's underworld after his father is wrongly accused of murder.

Dennis Price stars in MURDER AT 3AM (1953); a story of a serial killer who kills at precisely that time!

In THE CHALLENGE (1960), Jayne Mansfield makes a departure from her usual roles to play tough girl Billy, in this dark and brooding drama.

PASSPORT TO TREASON (1956) stars Rod Cameron as a US Private Eye who takes over a case for a murdered friend. Gordon Jackson is back in THE PRICE OF SILENCE (1959) about a man making a new life for himself after his prison release, but his past is catching up!

Finally THE SECRET MAN (1958) which stars Marshall Thompson, John Loder and Henry Oscar, in the story of a physicist drawn into an investigation to locate a spy.

The box set retails at £29.99 but for members, just £15! Order today - it would be a crime not to!


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BLUE LAMP (1950) Jimmy Hanley & Jack Warner in a classic crime thriller.
DANCE HALL (1950) Petula Clark and Diana Dors star in a romantic dance musical.
ODETTE (1950) Anna Neagle stars as a undercover spy who helps the French Resistance.
THE LADY WITH A LAMP (1951) Starring Anna Neagle in her finest hour as Florence Nightingale in this biopic.
SEVEN DAYS TO NOON (1950) The Boulting Brothers' classic thriller with Barry Jones fighting for nuclear reductions.
THE LAVENDER HILL MOB (1951) Classic Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness with Stanley Holloway & Sid James.
THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (1951) More comedy from Ealing Studios starring Alec Guinness as the suit inventor.
HAPPY EVER AFTER (1954) David Niven in a comedy as a man who inherits an estate.
WHERE NO VULTURES FLY (1951) An African adventure drama with Dinah Sheridan & Anthony Steel.
LADY GODIVA RIDES AGAIN (1951) Comedy starring Diana Dors and Dennis Price.



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Deborah Watling – DADDY'S GIRL
The actress and daughter of Jack Watling tells for the first time the highs and lows of her career, spanning over 50 years, in this amazing autobiography. Price: £12.99

Sir Derek Jacobi reads the classic 1934 novel by James Hilton about the teacher Mr Chipping. (1 CD) Price: £8.99