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Welcome to Renown Films

Welcome to the April / May 2017

Renown Film Club Newsletter!


Dear Club Members,

Hoping you are all well.

This month we are delighted to bring you the Renown Pictures Comedy Collection Volume 2. It includes for the very first time, the restored “lost” film ‘Gert & Daisy Clean Up’ (1942), finally found and restored from a 35mm nitrate and 16mm print. The film was “lost” for many years and even Leslie Halliwell failed to find it! We are delighted to include it in the box set, which features an exclusive interview with the lovely Liz Fraser, a short with Charlie Chaplin, and 7 other comedy films. Normally £29.99 this is just £15.00 for the entire collection!

We are still looking at having more ‘Renown Festival Of Film’ days later this year. If you have a venue near you that is near a station, with a good car park (preferably free), the ability to screen films and an area for stalls, please get in touch. All areas of the country will be considered!

Our new merchandise and gift products have become a big hit with you all, which is great to see. This month it’s a limited edition Beach / Picnic Bag with the original poster artwork of ‘Every Day’s A Holiday”.

We have a Book offer with limited stock signed by the author – so don’t delay if you want to own a signed edition! Our Audio CD offer this month is the life story of Arnold Ridley, author and actor of ‘Dad’s Army’ fame.

We have teamed up with Elevation to bring you a DVD selection at 2 for £20 – now available online too – which includes the superb ‘Yield To The Night’, possibly Diana Dors’s finest film role. Talking Pictures TV are marking the anniversary of her passing on 4th May with new documentaries, films and interviews with her son Jason, so do tune in and help celebrate her career on
Diana Dors Day!

Thank you for your continued support, and keep spreading the word!

Best Wishes,

Noel, Sarah and Neill



VOLUME TWO - Only £15

The Renown Comedy Collection Volume 2

Over 10 hours of vintage comedy in a fabulous 3-DVD box set.

First up are Brian Rix and the lovely Liz Fraser in 'THE NIGHT WE DROPPED A CLANGER' (1959). Rix plays two roles; as an aircraftsman and the British Wing Commander, for double the wartime confusion!

Our next film stars Peter Sellers, Dick Emery, Pamela Thomas and Spike Milligan: ‘THE CASE OF THE MUKKINESE BATTLE-HORN' (1956). The story sees Quilt and Brown investigate the battle-horns disappearance and meet a few eccentric characters along the way.

'WHAT A WHOPPER' (1961) tells the story of a struggling writer, Tony Blake (Adam Faith), who fakes an appearance of the Loch Ness monster. The films also stars Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Terence Longdon & Carole Lesley.

'THE BUTLER’S DILEMMA' (1943) stars Richard Hearne as Rodney, who has to impersonate a butler in exchange for having his large gambling debts written off. The film co-stars Hermione Gingold and Henry Kendall.

'GERT & DAISY CLEAN UP' (1942) is a “lost” film restored and available for the very first time on DVD in this box set. The title characters (Elsie and Doris Waters) help the war effort and foil a racketeering plot! In

'TONS OF TROUBLE' (1956) we follow caretaker Mr. Pastry (Richard Hearne) and his hilarious calamities with ‘Mavis & Ethel’, the two boilers he looks after!

In 'GERT & DAISY’S WEEK-END' (1942) the two East End sisters volunteer to escort a group of evacuee children out of Blitz-torn London into the safety of the countryside.

‘YOUR MONEY OR YOUR WIFE' (1960) follows married couple Pelham (Donald Sinden) and Gay Butterworth (Peggy Cummins) as they unexpectedly run into money troubles.

This wonderful collection also includes a new interview programme with LIZ FRASER ‘HER LIFE IN FILM’ and rounds off with the short feature 'COMEDY COCKTAIL' (1951), which features clips from Charlie Chaplin films.


Enter The Box Set Online

Discount Code TPTV

to get this for just £15


Any 2 for £20!



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