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They Came To A City

They Came To A City

BFI: Dual Format Special Edition. Contains a BLU-RAY & DVD of the film. £15 with free UK Postage.
BFI: J B PRIESTLEY’S THEY CAME TO A CITY (1944)
Stars: John Clements, Googie Withers, Raymond Huntley, Renee Gadd, A. E. Matthews, Mabel Terry-Lewis, Ada Reeve, Norman Shelley, Fanny Rowe, Ralph Michael, Brenda Bruce and J B Priestley as himself. Directed by Basil Dearden. An Ealing Studios Film.
A rarely seen classic of British cinema, Ealing Studios’ They Came to a City. A fantastical allegory from the pen of J B Priestley, this most unusual of Ealing’s features. Now available on Blu-ray/DVD in a Dual Format Edition, in a new 2K transfer from the best surviving 35mm element. The story involves nine Britons who are transported to a mysterious city where, according to their class and disposition, they find themselves either in an earthly paradise of peace and equality or a hell starved of ambition and riches. Special features include a one hour Michael Balcon NFT Lecture from 1969 (audio only), fully illustrated booklet and the films, We Live in Two Worlds (1937) a GPO film narrated by Priestley; Britain at Bay (1940) wartime morale-booster narrated by Priestley; A City Reborn (1945) written by Dylan Thomas; Charley in Newtown (1948) animated short on post war towns and Your Very Good Health (1948) animated short on the NHS.

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