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The Great Gatsby (DVD): Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston, Scott Wilson, Lois Chiles, Howard... The Great Gatsby (DVD)
Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Karen Black, Bruce Dern, Sam Waterston, … 1
R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Mia Farrow and Robert Redford star in this romantic drama based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the screen by Francis Ford Coppola and directed by Jack Clayton. Set in the decadent 1920s, the story follows Yale graduate and former soldier Nick Carraway (Sam Waterston) as he begins a new life in New York. While there, he becomes intrigued by the life of his neighbour, Jay Gatsby (Redford), a self-made, hedonistic millionaire, who rekindles his affair with the now unhappily married Daisy (Farrow). Becoming involved in Gatsby's social circle, Nick bears witness to their intense relationship which ultimately results in tragedy.

Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 11 (DVD): Adele Dixon, Clifford Evans, Sam Livesey, Sally Gray, Robert Donat, Kay... Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 11 (DVD)
Adele Dixon, Clifford Evans, Sam Livesey, Sally Gray, Robert Donat, … 1
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of classic features from the iconic British film studio. 'Calling the Tune' (1936), directed by Reginald Denham and Thorold Dickinson, is set during the early years of the gramophone and follows an unlikely love story between the daughter of a music salesman and a musician who believes he was cheated by her father. 'Lease of Life' (1954), directed by Charles Frend, stars Robert Donat as a parson confronted with the news that he's dying who reflects on his achievements in life and how best to spend the time that remains to him. 'Lorna Doone' (1934), directed by Basil Dean, is set on the 17th century English moors and sees John Ridd (John Loder)'s plans for revenge against a local criminal family meet complications when he falls in love with Lorna Doone (Victoria Hopper), a member of the family. In 'Return to Yesterday' (1940), directed by Robert Stevenson, creative couple Robert Maine (Clive Brook) and Carol Sands (Anna Lee) must choose between a low profile career in the English theatre and the glamour of Hollywood.

Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 4 (DVD): Seymour Hicks, Nancy O'Neil, Gibson Gowland, Robert Loraine, Warwick... Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 4 (DVD)
Seymour Hicks, Nancy O'Neil, Gibson Gowland, Robert Loraine, Warwick Ward, … 1
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Fourth collection of classic features from the iconic British film studio. 'Secret of the Loch' (1934) stars Seymour Hicks as an elderly professor who sets out in search of the Loch Ness Monster. What will he discover? 'Birds of Prey' (1930) follows a pair of criminals who set out to exact revenge on the police commissioner who sent them to prison. Robert Loraine, Warwick Ward and Frank Lawton star. 'Davy' (1957) tracks the dilemma faced by the eponymous character (Harry Secombe) as to whether he should continue touring with his family music hall act, the Mad Morgans, or set out alone. Finally, 'The Loves of Joanna Godden' (1947) follows a young woman who determines to make her own way in life. By choosing to run the farm she has inherited and declining wealthy suitors, Joanna (Googie Withers) upsets many in the local community, but will she find happiness?

Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 10 (DVD): Jimmy O'Dea, Betty Driver, Sonnie Hale, Cornell Borchers, Yvonne... Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 10 (DVD)
Jimmy O'Dea, Betty Driver, Sonnie Hale, Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, … 1
R134 Discovery Miles 1 340 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of classic features from the iconic British film studio. 'Let's Be Famous' (1939), directed by Walter Forde, follows the adventures of Jimmy Houlihan (Jimmy O'Dea), an Irish shopkeeper who dreams of becoming a successful singer and unexpectedly earns his big break. In 'The Divided Heart' (1954), inspired by a true story and directed by Charles Crichton, a boy who is presumed an orphan of war is adopted by a German family. However, after a number of years his real mother locates him and attempts to regain custody. 'His Excellency' (1952), directed by Robert Hamer, follows George Harrison (Eric Portman), an everyday Yorkshire man who unexpectedly finds himself appointed to a position of authority on a Mediterranean island and causes chaos. 'Saloon Bar' (1940), directed by Forde, is set around Christmastime. However, with Eddie Graves (Alec Clunes) set to be executed for a crime he may not have committed things are far from festive. Can amateur sleuth Joe Harris (Gordon Harker) get to the bottom of what really happened in time to save him?

It Always Rains on Sunday (Blu-ray disc): Googie Withers, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw, Patricia Plunkett, David Lines, Sidney... It Always Rains on Sunday (Blu-ray disc)
Googie Withers, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw, Patricia Plunkett, David Lines, … 1
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Realist drama from Ealing Studios, based on a novel by Arthur La Bern and set in London's working-class East End just after World War 2. The action unfolds over the course of one dismal, rainy Sunday. Tommy Swann (John McCallum) has escaped from Dartmoor prison and turns up at the drab East End home of his former love Rose (Googie Withers), who is now married to the staid George (Edward Chapman) with three children. Rose has a difficult decision to make: should she help Tommy, or put her marriage - and the claustrophobic domesticity it entails - first?

Dance Hall (DVD): Donald Houston, Bonar Colleano, Petula Clark, Natasha Parry, Jane Hylton, Diana Dors, Gladys Henson, Sydney... Dance Hall (DVD)
Donald Houston, Bonar Colleano, Petula Clark, Natasha Parry, Jane Hylton, … 1
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Ealing Studios drama following the love lives of a group of factory workers in post-war London. Escaping the drudgery of their day jobs, Eve (Natasha Parry), Georgie (Petula Clark), Mary (Jane Hylton) and Carole (Diana Dors) live for their Saturday nights dancing at the local palais. As they look forward to the upcoming amateur dancing championships, free-spirited Eve, married to dull Welshman Phil (Donald Houston), throws her marriage into turmoil when she decides to dance with a new partner, the flash American man-about-town Alec (Bonar Colleano).

It Always Rains on Sunday (DVD): Googie Withers, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw, Patricia Plunkett, David Lines, Sidney Tafler,... It Always Rains on Sunday (DVD)
Googie Withers, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw, Patricia Plunkett, David Lines, … 1
R219 Discovery Miles 2 190 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Realist drama from Ealing Studios, based on a novel by Arthur La Bern and set in London's working-class East End just after World War 2. The action unfolds over the course of one dismal, rainy Sunday. Tommy Swann (John McCallum) has escaped from Dartmoor prison and turns up at the drab East End home of his former love Rose (Googie Withers), who is now married to the staid George (Edward Chapman) with three children. Rose has a difficult decision to make: should she help Tommy, or put her marriage - and the claustrophobic domesticity it entails - first?

The Man in the White Suit (Blu-ray disc): Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger,... The Man in the White Suit (Blu-ray disc)
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, … 1
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing.

Screen Icons Collection: Alec Guiness (DVD): Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Clive Morton, Miles Malleson, John... Screen Icons Collection: Alec Guiness (DVD)
Dennis Price, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Clive Morton, Miles Malleson, …
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Classic collection of the early films of Alec Guinness. In the classic Ealing comedy, 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (1949), young Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) vows to take revenge on his family, the D'Ascoynes, when he learns how they disinherited his mother. Working his way into their trust, Louis begins to bump off his distant relatives (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one, but complications set in when Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson), the widow of his first victim, falls in love with him.

In 'Last Holiday' (1950), Guiness plays an agricultural salesman who finds out he has a short time to live. Taking a final holiday, he realises that he was actually a more interesting person than he allowed himself to be. In 'The Man In The White Suit' (1951), eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty.

Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing. In 'The Captain's Paradise' (1953), Guinness stars as Mediterranean ferryboat Captain Henry St. James, who believes in the notion of 'a girl in every port'.

For Henry has a wife on both sides of the water. There is Maude (Celia Johnson) in Gibraltar and Nita (Yvonne DeCarlo) in Tangiers. Everything is perfect as long as neither woman decides to visit the other port.

In 'Barnacle Bill' (1957), Guiness plays retired Navy Captain Ambrose, who buys a decrepit amusement pier in 'Sandcastle-On-Sea' planning to turn it into a going concern. But when the local council object to the idea, planning to close the pier down, Ambrose has to use some lateral thinking to save the day.

Tread Softly Stranger (DVD): Terence Morgan, Jane Griffith, Patrick Allen, Joseph Tomelty, George Baker, Wilfrid Lawson, Diana... Tread Softly Stranger (DVD)
Terence Morgan, Jane Griffith, Patrick Allen, Joseph Tomelty, George Baker, …
R256 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R13 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Diana Dors and George Baker star in this British crime drama. In the grim industrial town of Rawborough, Yorkshire, the local men fall under the spell of sultry blonde Calico (Dors). After fleeing from his gambling debts in London, Johnny Mansell (Baker) returns to his hometown and moves in with his brother Dave (Terence Morgan) and becomes tortured with his desire for Calico, an obsession which has tragic results.

Joseph Losey Collection (DVD): Dirk Bogarde, Virna Lisi, Sarah Miles, Dorothy Bromiley, Edward Fox, Jeanne Moreau, James Fox,... Joseph Losey Collection (DVD)
Dirk Bogarde, Virna Lisi, Sarah Miles, Dorothy Bromiley, Edward Fox, …
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Collection of feature films directed by Joseph Losey. In 'The Sleeping Tiger' (1954), a psychiatrist brings a criminal into his home as an experiment in rehabilitation after catching the thief red-handed trying to break into his house. The patient seems to be making progress until the psychiatrist's wife falls in love with him putting his recovery back significantly. During his three years in prison, 'The Criminal' (1960), Johnny Bannion (Stanley Baker), has been devising his next robbery. Once out of prison he pulls off the heist and buries the money, but is arrested before he can tell the rest of the gang of its whereabouts. The gang eventually spring him from jail, but make a mistake that may mean they never see the money at all. 'Eva' (1962) is a psychological drama set in Venice, where a Welsh novelist (Baker) falls in love with a scheming, gold-digging Frenchwoman named Eva (Jeanne Moreau). Realising that Eva will never love him, the novelist marries the beautiful Francesca (Virna Lisi) who in turn loses her will to live when she discovers her husband's secretly harboured desires. In 'The Servant' (1963), spoiled young British aristocrat Tony (James Fox) buys a handsome Georgian townhouse and employs Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) as his manservant. Initially appearing to settle in well to his new position, Barrett soon begins to exert his influence over his master with the overall goal of getting rid of Tony's girlfriend Susan (Wendy Craig) with whom Barrett does not get along. In 'Accident' (1967), two Oxford students, William (Michael York) and Anna (Jacqueline Sassard), crash their car outside their professor Stephen (Bogarde)'s house. The lecturer finds William dead and Anna in shock, and the horrifying spectacle in front of him triggers memories of their previous meeting. It transpires that Anna had been having an affair with one of the professor's colleagues, and, in a flashback to a dinner party, it is revealed what part Stephen had to play in the fall-out of the relationship. In 'The Go-Between' (1970), a young teenage boy, Leo (Dominic Guard), is invited to his wealthy school friend Marcus (Richard Gibson)'s family estate and is drawn into a love affair with Marcus's sister, Marian (Julie Christie). As he discovers that Marian is engaged to be married to Hugh (Edward Fox), a viscount of high-standing in the county, Leo doubts his ethics and starts to figure out a way to get out of the affair. In 'Mr. Klein' (1976), while the Nazis are undergoing the deportation of French Jews from occupied France, a Parisian art dealer (Alain Delon) discovers that he has a Jewish counterpart with the same name, for whom he is mistaken...

Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 2 (DVD): Hughie Green, Margaret Lockwood, Harry Tate, Paul Lukas, Hugh Williams,... Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 2 (DVD)
Hughie Green, Margaret Lockwood, Harry Tate, Paul Lukas, Hugh Williams, … 1
R137 Discovery Miles 1 370 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of classic features from the iconic British film studio. 'Midshipman Easy' (1935), directed by Carol Reed, follows an eager young sailor played by Hughie Green and the various adventures he finds himself wrapped up in. 'Brief Ecstasy' (1937), directed by Edmond T. Gréville, tells the emotive story of a young couple who are separated against their will but reunited in extraordinary circumstances. 'The Big Blockade' (1942), directed by Charles Frend, is a wartime documentary-drama starring John Mills and Will Hay which celebrates the success of the Allied blockade of Germany. Finally, 'The Four Just Men' (1939), directed by Walter Forde, follows patriots Humphrey Mansfield (Hugh Sinclair), James Brodie (Griffith Jones), Léon Poiccard (Francis L. Sullivan) and James Terry (Frank Lawton) as they attempt to defend the British Empire from a traitor.

The Servant (DVD): Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, Catherine Lacey, Dorothy Bromiley, Philippa Hare, Patrick... The Servant (DVD)
Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig, Catherine Lacey, …
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Director Joseph Losey's classic study of class warfare, adapted for the screen by Harold Pinter from Robin Maugham's original novel. Spoiled young British aristocrat Tony (James Fox) buys a handsome Georgian townhouse and employs Hugo Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) as his manservant. Initially appearing to settle in well to his new position, Barrett, however, soon begins to exert his influence over his master, subtly ingratiating himself whilst plotting his next move, much to the horror of Tony's fiancee Susan (Wendy Craig). As his influence becomes steadily more pervasive, culminating with the hiring of his 'sister' Vera (Sarah Miles) into a position in the house, Barrett's sexual machinations eventually lead to a complete role-reversal, as he finally attains domination over his master.

The Lavender Hill Mob (Blu-ray disc): Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, John Gregson, Edie... The Lavender Hill Mob (Blu-ray disc)
Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, John Gregson, … 1
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Classic Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness as a mild-mannered bank clerk whose sudden compulsion to rob the bank he works for causes all manner of chaos. Henry Holland (Guinness) has been trusted with delivering gold bullion for 20 years and is considered a safe pair of hands by his employers. However, Henry harbours dreams of becoming rich and hatches a plan to steal the gold when he makes the acquaintance of the artist, Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway). The pair realise that if Alfred melts the stolen gold into miniature statues of the Eiffel Tower, it could be smuggled safely to France and sold on. However, things go awry when the gold statues become mixed in with a group of ordinary statues, leading to a frantic chase as Henry and Alfred try to recover the gold without their crime being detected. The film features a brief cameo from a young Audrey Hepburn.

Kind Hearts and Coronets (DVD): Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Miles Malleson, Arthur Lowe, Clive... Kind Hearts and Coronets (DVD)
Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Miles Malleson, … 1
R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Classic Ealing comedy in which an embittered aristocrat sets out to murder the eight heirs that stand between him and succession to the family title. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) holds no love for the aristocratic family he counts as relations, the D'Ascoynes. The family cast his mother out when she decided to marry a 'commoner', Louis's father, and on her death refuse to allow her to be buried in the family vault. An outraged Louis vows revenge and begins working his way into the trust of the family to provide him with the opportunity to bump off the male heirs (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one. However, complications arise when he becomes romantically entangled with one of the widows of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson). Will Louis be able to stay the course and murder his way to a Dukedom?

Kind Hearts and Coronets (Blu-ray disc): Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Miles Malleson, Arthur... Kind Hearts and Coronets (Blu-ray disc)
Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Miles Malleson, … 1
R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Classic Ealing comedy in which an embittered aristocrat sets out to murder the eight heirs that stand between him and succession to the family title. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) holds no love for the aristocratic family he counts as relations, the D'Ascoynes. The family cast his mother out when she decided to marry a 'commoner', Louis's father, and on her death refuse to allow her to be buried in the family vault. An outraged Louis vows revenge and begins working his way into the trust of the family to provide him with the opportunity to bump off the male heirs (all played by Alec Guinness) one by one. However, complications arise when he becomes romantically entangled with one of the widows of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson). Will Louis be able to stay the course and murder his way to a Dukedom?

War at Sea Collection (DVD): David Farrar, Ralph Michael, Robert Wyndham, John Slater, John Batten, Anthony Bushell, James... War at Sea Collection (DVD)
David Farrar, Ralph Michael, Robert Wyndham, John Slater, John Batten, … 1
R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Triple bill of war dramas set at sea. In 'For Those in Peril' (1943), Pilot Officer Rawlings (Ralph Michael) is turned down by the RAF for air service on medical grounds and instead joins Air Sea Rescue, helping to pull downed Allied airmen out of the sea. Rawlings is initially resentful of his new job, but gradually comes to appreciate its importance. When the crew of a Boston bomber become stranded at sea in a dinghy, Rawlings and his colleagues become involved in a race against time - and the elements - to save their lives. 'San Demetrio, London' (1943), set in 1940 during the battle of the Atlantic, is based on a true story. The crew of the petrol tanker San Demetrio are left with a near impossible task when she is torpedoed by the Germans. The crew are forced to abandon ship in three lifeboats. Two are picked up by other ships in the convoy, but the third drifts for days until its crew spies the burning San Demetrio on the horizon. Do they board the ship, try to put out its fires and get it back to English shores or do they stay in the drifting lifeboat in the hope of being rescued? In 'The Cruel Sea' (1953), based on the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat, World War Two Lt. Commander Ericson (Jack Hawkins) has already lost one ship to an enemy attack when he is given command of the frigate Saltash Castle. A subsequent confrontation in the North Atlantic tests Ericson's leadership to the limit once again, as he risks sacrificing the lives of his crew for the greater good.

Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 3 (DVD): Robert Douglas, Chili Bouchier, Miles Mander, Betty Stockfield, Allan... Ealing Studios Rarities Collection: Volume 3 (DVD)
Robert Douglas, Chili Bouchier, Miles Mander, Betty Stockfield, Allan Jeayes, … 1
R145 Discovery Miles 1 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A collection of classic features from the iconic British film studio. 'Death Drives Through' (1935), directed by Edward L. Cahn, tells the story of race car designer Kit Woods (Robert Douglas), who is in love with Kay Lord (Chili Bouchier), much to the disapproval of her father. 'The Impassive Footman' (1932), directed by Basil Dean, traces the unfolding of a love triangle involving Grace Marwood (Betty Stockfeld), her hypochondriac husband John (Allan Jeayes) and the cruise ship medical officer she falls in love with, Bryan Daventry (Owen Nares). In 'Frieda' (1947), directed by Basil Dearden, an English pilot marries the German girl who helped him escape a prison camp and the pair move to Britain, where the arrival of the girl's brother causes a stir. Finally, 'Cage of Gold' (1950), again directed by Dearden, follows a young bride who decides to remarry after her husband's death only to receive a shock when he comes back from the grave to demand money from her.

The Man in the White Suit (DVD): Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, Howard-Marion... The Man in the White Suit (DVD)
Alec Guinness, Joan Greenwood, Cecil Parker, Michael Gough, Ernest Thesiger, … 1
R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Eccentric Sidney Stratton (Alec Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing.

The Love Lottery (DVD): David Niven, Peggy Cummins, Anne Vernon, Herbert Lom, Charles Victor, Gordon Jackson The Love Lottery (DVD)
David Niven, Peggy Cummins, Anne Vernon, Herbert Lom, Charles Victor, … 1
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Comedy drama in which Hollywood superstar Rex Allerton (David Niven) is invited to be the 'prize' of a lottery draw, and bites off more than he can chew. After the fame and women become too much to handle, Rex decides to seek solace in a small Italian village. However, he is soon being auctioned off to a swarm of admirers, and jokes that he will 'marry' the contenstant who wins his affections...

The Ealing Studios Collection: Vol. 1 (Blu-ray disc): Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Stanley Holloway, Alfie... The Ealing Studios Collection: Vol. 1 (Blu-ray disc)
Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson, Stanley Holloway, Alfie Bass, … 1
R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Collection of three films from Britain's Ealing Studios all starring Alec Guinness. In 'Kind Hearts and Coronets' (1949) an embittered aristocrat sets out to murder the eight heirs that stand between him and succession to the family title. Louis Mazzini (Dennis Price) holds no love for the aristocratic family he counts as relations, the D'Ascoynes. The family cast his mother out when she decided to marry a 'commoner', Louis's father, and on her death refuse to allow her to be buried in the family vault. An outraged Louis vows revenge and begins working his way into the trust of the family to provide him with the opportunity to bump off the male heirs (all played by Guinness) one by one. However, complications arise when he becomes romantically entangled with one of the widows of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson). Will Louis be able to stay the course and murder his way to a Dukedom? In 'The Lavender Hill Mob' (1951) Guinness stars as a mild-mannered bank clerk whose sudden compulsion to rob the bank he works for causes all manner of chaos. Henry Holland (Guinness) has been trusted with delivering gold bullion for 20 years and is considered a safe pair of hands by his employers. However, Henry harbours dreams of becoming rich and hatches a plan to steal the gold when he makes the acquaintance of the artist, Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway). The pair realise that if Alfred melts the stolen gold into miniature statues of the Eiffel Tower, it could be smuggled safely to France and sold on. However, things go awry when the gold statues become mixed in with a group of ordinary statues, leading to a frantic chase as Henry and Alfred try to recover the gold without their crime being detected. The film features a brief cameo from a young Audrey Hepburn. In 'The Man in the White Suit' (1951) eccentric Sidney Stratton (Guiness) is a laboratory cleaner in a textile factory, who invents a material that will neither wear out nor become dirty. Initially hailed as a great discovery, Sidney's astonishing invention is suffocated by the management when they realise that if it never wears out, people will only ever have to purchase one suit of clothing.

The Lavender Hill Mob (DVD): Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, John Gregson, Edie Martin, Clive... The Lavender Hill Mob (DVD)
Alec Guinness, Stanley Holloway, Alfie Bass, Marjorie Fielding, John Gregson, … 1
R264 Discovery Miles 2 640 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Classic Ealing comedy starring Alec Guinness as a mild-mannered bank clerk whose sudden compulsion to rob the bank he works for causes all manner of chaos. Henry Holland (Guinness) has been trusted with delivering gold bullion for 20 years and is considered a safe pair of hands by his employers. However, Henry harbours dreams of becoming rich and hatches a plan to steal the gold when he makes the acquaintance of the artist, Alfred Pendlebury (Stanley Holloway). The pair realise that if Alfred melts the stolen gold into miniature statues of the Eiffel Tower, it could be smuggled safely to France and sold on. However, things go awry when the gold statues become mixed in with a group of ordinary statues, leading to a frantic chase as Henry and Alfred try to recover the gold without their crime being detected. The film features a brief cameo from a young Audrey Hepburn.

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