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Welcome to the September / October Renown Film Club Newsletter!
Dear Club Members
Hoping once again that you are all well and managed to enjoy the summer, which is sadly nearly at an end.
It was with great sadness that we learnt of the Death of Lord Brian Rix, a great supporter of both Talking Pictures TV and Renown Pictures, the world is a sadder place without him.
We spent some time filming with Jonathan Kydd recently, the son of the great Sam Kydd- not only has he a great likeness of his father but he also followed in his Father’s footsteps and is also into acting. He has very kindly agreed to come and share some anecdotes of his Father’s life at The Renown Festival of Film next year and he has some super stories to tell. We are also planning a Sam Kydd Day on Talking Pictures TV so we will let you know once the date is confirmed. Tickets for our Festival of Film are selling very well already so do grab yours soon, (£9 for members for the whole day, all films and guest speaker talks included).
We will be at The Westminster Film Fair this month Saturday 17th September 10am till 5pm, selling tickets for our festival and with some exclusive ‘show only’ DVD bargains. Normal rates apply £1 off the entrance fee with your Renown Club Newsletter. CENTRAL HALL WESTMINSTER Storey's Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH with FREE PARKING IN THE AREA! UNDERGROUND St. James’s Park / Westminster on the CIRCLE and DISTRICT lines. BUS Number - 11 / 24 / 148 / 211 / 88 TRAIN Victoria / Charing Cross / Waterloo These are the nearest BR main line stations.
Two new releases this month, a Crime Collection for all you sleuths including the long awaited release of the 20 Questions Murder Mystery and a Great Comedy Box set for us all to chortle along with. The Brilliant Beryl Reid is the subject of this month’s book offer and once again we have teamed up with our friends at Strawberry for some exclusive Club Specials.
Back in October with another Renown Box set.
Until then ..........
Best wishes and thank you for all your support.
Noel, Sarah and Neill
RENOWN NEW RELEASES
MEMBERS DEAL - BOTH FOR JUST £25
THE CRIME COLLECTION
THE 20 QUESTIONS MURDER MYSTERY (1950) stars Robert Beatty, Rona Anderson and Clifford Evans. A killer sends in a question to the BBC panel show before he commits a murder, then challenges the panelists with further questions to solve the murder. A number of celebrities of the era play themselves in this entertaining murder mystery film.
INSIDE THE ROOM (1935) starring Austin Trevor as French detective Pierre Santos, solving a series of murders in this thirties crime drama directed by Leslie Hiscott of Mr Pastry fame. Also starring Dorothy Boyd and George Hayes. The film was made at Twickenham Studios.
Finally we present BLACKOUT (1930) Starring Irish star Maxwell Reed & Dinah Sheridan (Genevieve / Paul Temple series) with Patric Doonan and Eric Pohlmann. A blind man stumbles over a dead body, but his sight restored when he receives a blow to the head! A great British thriller.
RRP £15.99 BUT CLUB MEMBERS ONLY £12.99!!
COMEDY COLLECTION Volume One
TEN VINTAGE COMEDY FILMS TO CHORTLE TO!
ALL IN GOOD FUN (1955) with Bob Monkhouse and comedy from the silent era;
INN FOR TROUBLE (1960) Starring Peggy Mount & David Kossoff in the big screen version of the TV comedy The Larkins;
DENTIST IN THE CHAIR (1960) Bob Monkhouse, Peggy Cummins and Kenneth Connor with hi-jinks in a dental school;
TWO ON THE TILES (1951) Herbert Lom & Brenda Bruce as a married couple who face temptation when apart;
AND THE SAME TO YOU (1960) with Brian Rix, William Hartnell, Sid James, Tommy Cooper and all-star cast;
CARRY ON ADMIRAL (1957) stars David Tomlinson & Peggy Cummins in a farce of mistaken identity;
CRAZY DAYS (1962) Hughie Green looks at silent clown Chaplin & Keaton;
DEMOBBED (1944) starring Norman Evans and Nat Jackley, newly demobbed from the army;
LIFETIME OF COMEDY (1960) compilation of fun from Chaplin to Danny Kaye;
TELL ME ANOTHER (1976) Comedy compilation featuring Reg Varney, Thora Hird, Arthur Askey, Terry Scott and many more!
BONUS: THE SILENT COMICS compilation of sketches from the Silent Comedy Greats.
RRP £29.99 BUT CLUB MEMBERS ONLY £15.00! OR BOTH RELEASES JUST £25!!
CLUB SPECIALS RRP £12.99
This month ANY 2 for £15.00!!
* Not available online
The authorized biography of the much loved comedy actress Beryl Reid by Kaye Crawford.
Members Price £19.99 (with FREE UK postage and packing)