NEW EXCLUSIVE RENOWN 3 DVD SET
A Rainy Afternoon at the Flicks Volume Two
Recreating a good old-fashioned afternoon at the Flicks, with a short, a main feature, vintage adverts and the national anthem at the end! Highlights include a young Robert Morley in You Will Remember, Nyree Dawn Porter in her first film role and “Britain’s secret weapon” the delightful Chrystabel Leighton-Porter in The Adventures of Jane!
1950s cinema adverts including Drene Shampoo.
The B Feature: Shadow of Fear (1963)
Running time: 58 mins. Director: Ernest Morris. Cast: Paul Maxwell, Clare Owen, Anita West, John Arnatt, Alan Tilvern, John Sutton, Eric Pohlmann, Reginald Marsh, Colin Tapley, Tony Wager, Robert Russell, Jack Taylor, Cecil Waters, Edward Ogden, John Murray Scott.
An intriguing spy thriller in which the hero agrees to act as decoy.
Main Feature: Identity Unknown (1960)
Running time: 64 mins. Directed by: Frank Marshall. Cast: Richard Wyler, Pauline Yates, Patricia Plunkett, Beatrice Varley, Valentine Dyall, Kenneth Edwards, John Gabriel, Vincent Ball, Sheldon Lawrence, Derek Blomfield, Stella Bonheur and Nyree Dawn Porter in her first film role. A romantic drama following two reporters who interview the surviving relatives of a fatal plane crash.
Bonus Feature: The Promise (1952) Running time: 45 mins.
Directed by: Norman Walker. Cast: Harry Fowler, Everley Gregg, Henry Oscar, John Slater.
A young social worker imagines himself in Biblical times, meeting Jesus, and realises that the Holy Spirit is with him.
Bonus Feature: Fools Rush In (1955) Running time: 45 mins.
Directed by: Victor H. Komow. Cast: Frank Silvera, Ken Buckridge, Jean Alexander, Marvin Grieve, Arthur Seelen, Lisa Loughlin, Tony Pastor Miron, Gerald McGonagill, Nox Lempert, Wallace House, Betsy Palmer, Bob Booth. A detective mystery, in which a pair of amateur sleuths tackle a robbery from a ship with a cargo full of diamonds. Followed by the National Anthem.
Come to London Zoo! A short promotional film made in the 1940s.
The B Feature: Passing Clouds (1941) (AKA Spellbound) Running time: 78 mins
Director: John Harlow. Cast: Derek Farr, Vera Lindsay, Hay Petrie, Felix Aylmer, Frederick Leister, Diana King, Marian Spencer, Irene Handl. The story of a young man who becomes involved with a spiritualist group after his fiancé dies.
Main Feature: You Will Remember (1941)
Running time: 86 mins. Director: Jack Raymond. Cast: Robert Morley, Emlyn Williams, Dorothy Hyson, Tom E. Finglass, Nicholas Phipps, Gertrude Musgrove, Charles Lefeaux, Allan Jeayes, Charles Victor, Maire O’Neill, Maurice Kelly, Marie Ault, Muriel George, James Harcourt, Mary Merrall, Olaf Olsen, and an early appearance by Roddy McDowall.
Based on the life of popular English composer Leslie Stuart, this musical biography follows his career in the British music halls.
Bonus Feature: The Adventures of Jane (1949) Running time: 54 mins. Director: Edward G. Whiting.
Cast: Chrystabel Leighton-Porter, Fritz (Jane’s dog), Michael Hogarth, Ian Colin, Sonya O’Shea, Wally Patch, Edward Stanelli, Norman Pett, Peter Butterworth, Charles Irwin, Sidney Benson, Sebastian Cabot, George Crawford, Joan Grindley. Based on the stage show inspired by the comic strip Jane, created by Norman Pett. Chrystabel Leighton-Porter, who modelled for the cartoon, also starred in the film, playing the heroine.
Followed by the National Anthem.
One a Minute Made in the 1940s, this previously lost short looks at Gordon’s ‘wonderful’ inventions.
Let’s Visit Lancashire (1940s) A short salute to Lancashire.
The B Feature: That Brennan Girl (1946)
Running time: 91 mins. Director: Alfred Santell. Cast: James Dunn, Mona Freeman, William Marshall, June Duprez, Frank Jenks, Charles Arnt, Rosalind Ivan, Fay Helm, Bill Kennedy, Dorothy Vaughan.
A feisty girl is led astray; first by her gold-digging mother, and then by a local con artist Denny. (AKA Tough Girl)
Main Feature: Thunder Rock (1942) Running time: 107 mins.
Directed by Roy Boulting and produced by John Boulting. Cast: Michael Redgrave, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Barbara Mullen, Finlay Currie, Frederick Valk, Sybille Binder, Barry Morse, George Carney.
British drama about a journalist who, after trying to warn the public of the dangers of Nazism, moves to a haunted lighthouse.
Followed by the National Anthem.