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The Great Epics (DVD): Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins,... The Great Epics (DVD)
Gregory Peck, David Niven, Anthony Quinn, Stanley Baker, Anthony Quayle, … 1
R355 Discovery Miles 3 550 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Collection of seven classic films. 'The Guns of Navarone' (1961), set in 1943, follows a group of mismatched soldiers who are sent to sabotage two powerful Nazi guns situated on a Greek island. If their mission fails, the guns will wipe out the 2,000 British soldiers who are attempting to evacuate civilians further down the coast. The mission is led by the dispassionate Captain Mallory (Gregory Peck) whose clinical approach does not find favour with explosives expert Corporal Miller (David Niven). Meanwhile, the group's Greek patriot guide Andrea Stavros (Anthony Quinn) is nursing a grudge against Mallory for an old injustice. 'The Bridge On the River Kwai' (1957), based on the novel by Pierre Boulle, sees a group of prisoners of war forced to build a bridge in Burma for the Japanese, with Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) the appointed leader of the men. When the Japanese commander Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa) orders the construction, Nicholson agrees on the basis that the project will keep his men occupied and give them an opportunity to prove, through the quality of their work, the superiority of British engineering. However, as the bridge progresses and the prisoners strive to show their craftsmanship, Nicholson appears to lose sight of the fact that the ultimate object of the bridge is to help the Japanese win the war. 'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962) is David Lean's Oscar-winning biopic starring Peter O'Toole as T.E. Lawrence, the Oxford-educated British army officer who aided the Arabs in their revolt against the Turks. Teaming up with Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence crosses an inhospitable desert in order to join two separate Arab tribes together as a single fighting force. Aiming to achieve Arab sovereignty, he wins a series of military victories but always keeps his eye on the larger picture, doing his best to prevent the subjection of the Arabs to British colonial rule. Charlton Heston stars in the title role of 'Major Dundee' (1965), an epic Western about a Major who joins forces with his sworn enemy to destroy a band of Apaches. When Major Amos Dundee is sent to a prisoner of war camp after making an error at the Battle of Gettysburg, he uses the opportunity to gather a small, but ruthless, army to lead on a mission of revenge. Burt Lancaster and Lee Marvin star in 'The Professionals' (1966), following four soldiers of fortune who are hired by a wealthy Texan oil baron (Ralph Bellamy) to rescue his kidnapped wife (Claudia Cardinale) who has been taken across the Mexican border by a band of mercenaries. The four men, each regarded as a specialist in his field - expert marksman and tracker Jake (Woody Strode), explosives master Dolworth (Lancaster), horse handler Ehrengard (Robert Ryan) and Fardan (Marvin) whose skills lie in tactics and weaponry - make their way across the treacherous landscape to retrieve the beautiful kidnappee, but along the way discover all is not what it seems. 'Gandhi' (1982), Richard Attenborough's Academy Award-winning epic, follows the extraordinary life of Mahatma Gandhi (Ben Kingsley) from his beginnings as a young Indian lawyer to his triumph as a revolutionary. After being thrown off a South African train just for being Indian, Gandhi realised just how prejudiced people were about his race and decided to do something about it. Taking the matter into his own hands, Gandhi arranges non-violent protests in the hope of getting the attention of the South African government. Finally, Fred Zinnemann's classic drama 'From Here to Eternity' (1953) follows the events of the night before the fateful attack on Pearl Harbor. Private Prewitt (Montgomery Clift) is a new recruit at the military base, and has already fallen foul of his superiors due to his refusal to box on the company team. Given the worst duties as a result, Prewitt is befriended by Angelo Maggio (Frank Sinatra), a young soldier who is himself persecuted by the Italian-hating Sergeant Fatso (Ernest Borgnine). Meanwhile, Sergeant Warden (Lancaster), Prewitt's superior, treads on dangerous ground when he allows himself to get caught up in an affair with an officer's wife (Deborah Kerr).

The Sea Shall Not Have Them (Blu-ray disc): Dirk Bogarde, Michael Redgrave, Bonar Colleano, Jack Watling, Anthony Steel, Nigel... The Sea Shall Not Have Them (Blu-ray disc)
Dirk Bogarde, Michael Redgrave, Bonar Colleano, Jack Watling, Anthony Steel, …
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During the Second World War, Air Commodore Waltby is flying to Allied Command Headquarters with an attaché case packed with information that could stave off an invasion by Germany. Unfortunately, his plane is shot down and he and three colleagues are left drifting in a lifeboat in the North Sea - with the vital intelligence reports still not in the hands of Allied Command. As the Allied authorities direct the search, the four men are edging closer to death and the Germans are planning their assault.

Blue Murder at St Trinian's (DVD): Joyce Grenfell, Terry Thomas, George Cole, Alastair Sim, Lionel Jeffries, Eric Barker,... Blue Murder at St Trinian's (DVD)
Joyce Grenfell, Terry Thomas, George Cole, Alastair Sim, Lionel Jeffries, …
R56 Discovery Miles 560 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

The anarchic St Trinian's schoolgirls win a UNESCO prize trip to Rome, in the second St Trinian's film. Upon arrival they become involved with a jewel thief (Lionel Jeffries) who hides out with the school, disguised as the headmistress.

The Sea Shall Not Have Them (DVD): Dirk Bogarde, Michael Redgrave, Bonar Colleano, Jack Watling, Anthony Steel, Nigel Patrick,... The Sea Shall Not Have Them (DVD)
Dirk Bogarde, Michael Redgrave, Bonar Colleano, Jack Watling, Anthony Steel, …
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During the Second World War, Air Commodore Waltby is flying to Allied Command Headquarters with an attaché case packed with information that could stave off an invasion by Germany. Unfortunately, his plane is shot down and he and three colleagues are left drifting in a lifeboat in the North Sea - with the vital intelligence reports still not in the hands of Allied Command. As the Allied authorities direct the search, the four men are edging closer to death and the Germans are planning their assault.

The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (English & Foreign language, DVD): Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Robert Donat, Ronald Squire,... The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (English & Foreign language, DVD)
Ingrid Bergman, Curd Jürgens, Robert Donat, Ronald Squire, Athene Seyler, …
R141 R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Save R10 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The true story of an English missionary (Ingrid Bergman) who led a hundred children over enemy territory in pre-WWII China. Robert Donat plays a Chinese mandarin in his final screen performance and North Wales stands in for the Chinese countryside.

The David Lean Centenary Collection (DVD): Ralph Richardson, Anne Todd, Nigel Patrick, Dinah Sheridan, John Justin, Jack Allen,... The David Lean Centenary Collection (DVD)
Ralph Richardson, Anne Todd, Nigel Patrick, Dinah Sheridan, John Justin, …
R504 R474 Discovery Miles 4 740 Save R30 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Collection of ten classic films from the award-winning British director. In 'The Sound Barrier' (1952), Ralph Richardson stars as an aircraft manufacturer whose all-consuming passion with making the ultimate supersonic jet kills both his son and son-in-law and almost destroys him and the rest of his family. In 'Hobson's Choice' (1953), Lancashire bootmaker Henry Horatio Hobson (Charles Laughton) keeps a tight rein on his three daughters until his eldest, Maggie (Brenda De Banzie), marries his assistant, Willie Mossop (John Mills), and sets him up in his own bootmaking firm. To Hobson's consternation, Willie has soon become his father-in-law's main business rival. In 'Blithe Spirit' (1945), cynical writer, Charles Condomine (Rex Harrison), asks a medium (Margaret Rutherford) to hold a seance in his house so he can collect material for his latest book. No one is more surprised than the medium when she inadvertently conjures up the ghost of Condomine's first wife (Kay Hammond). The ghost refuses to go away, preferring to taunt her less sophisticated replacement (Constance Cummings). In 'Brief Encounter' (1945), a respectable, happily married doctor (Trevor Howard) comes to the aid of an equally upstanding housewife (Celia Johnson) when a passing train blows cinder into her eye. Thus begins a tentative romance, conducted in the tearooms and railway cafe of a small English town. In 'Great Expectations' (1946), orphan, Pip (Anthony Wager), befriends an escaped convict before being elevated to higher circles as the companion of Miss Havisham and her niece, Estella (Jean Simmons), with whom the boy quickly falls in love. When the adult Pip (Mills) discovers a mysterious benefactor has paved the way for him to become a gentleman, he assumes Miss Havisham is responsible. In 'Oliver Twist' (1948), Oliver (John Howard Davis) is a young orphan boy who is expelled from the workhouse run by Mr Bumbel (Francis L. Sullivan). After becoming an apprentice to an undertaker, Oliver decides to run away to London, only to meet the Artful Dodger (Anthony Newley) and fall amongst his gang of thieves, led by the scheming Fagin (Alec Guinness). In 'Madeleine' (1949), Madeleine (Ann Todd) is the eldest daughter in a respectable Victorian Glasgow family. She begins an affair with Frenchman, Emile L'Anglier (Ivan Desny), without her father's knowledge. Meanwhile, Madeleine's father insists on her seeing various suitors. When Madeleine becomes engaged to William Minnoch (Norman Wooland), Emile threatens to reveal their relationship. 'The Passionate Friends' (1944) is an episodic tale of an average working class family in the interwar years. The story traces the melodrama caused by illicit affairs, family bereavement, the first ripples of women's liberation and political instability in the country during the General Strike. It highlights the fact that these internal wranglings are all happening in one house in an average street, and that each average house has its own dramatic stories to tell. Finally, 'In Which We Serve' (1942) is a World War II drama about a destroyer, told through flashbacks and the reminiscences of the surviving crew after their beloved ship is torpedoed.

No Highway in the Sky (DVD): James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Janette Scott, Elizabeth Allan No Highway in the Sky (DVD)
James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Janette Scott, … 1
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

James Stewart and Marlene Dietrich star in this 1950s aviation drama directed by Henry Koster. Aeronautical engineer Theodore Honey (Stewart) discovers a flaw in his company's new Rutland Reindeer aircraft when he is sent to examine the site of a recent accident. With his theory not yet proven, he boards a flight on one of the aircraft only to realise it may soon be about to fail. He warns the crew and passengers on board, including Hollywood star Monica Teasdale (Dietrich), but it seems not everyone is willing to believe him...

The Bridge On the River Kwai (English, Spanish, Italian, Blu-ray disc): Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, William... The Bridge On the River Kwai (English, Spanish, Italian, Blu-ray disc)
Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, William Holden, James Donald, … 4
R174 Discovery Miles 1 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Classic British war film based on the novel by Pierre Boulle in which a group of POWs are forced to build a bridge in Burma for the Japanese. Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness) is the appointed leader of the men interned in the camp. When the Japanese commander, Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa), orders his captives to build a bridge across the river Kwai, Nicholson agrees on the basis that the project will keep his men occupied and give them an opportunity to prove, through the quality of their work, the superiority of British engineering. However, as the bridge progresses and the POWs strive to show their craftsmanship, Nicholson appears to lose sight of the fact that the ultimate object of the bridge is to help the Japanese win the war. The impending arrival of a British commando team, sent to destroy the bridge, looks set to provide a stern test of where the true loyalties of the increasingly obsessive Nicholson lie.

The Ringer (DVD): Herbert Lom, Donald Wolfit, Mai Zetterling, Greta Gynt, William Hartnell, Norman Wooland, Denholm Elliott,... The Ringer (DVD)
Herbert Lom, Donald Wolfit, Mai Zetterling, Greta Gynt, William Hartnell, … 1
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Guy Hamilton, best known for his work on Bond films such as 'Goldfinger' (1964) and 'Diamonds Are Forever' (1971), directs this adaptation of the story by Edgar Wallace. The Ringer is a feared and enigmatic criminal. Though believed by some to have died in Australia, a series of threatening notes received in London indicate to police that the Ringer is nearby - bad news for corrupt lawyer Maurice Meister (Herbert Lom), the subject of the threats, who the Ringer holds responsible for the death of his sister. A police unit is dispatched to Meister's house to offer protection. Police psychiatrist Dr Lomond (Donald Wolfit) is part of the team in attendance and tries to help Meister stay calm in the face of the threat. However, as it becomes increasingly clear that the Ringer has infiltrated the team and is within striking distance of his target, the composure of all concerned will be firmly tested...

The Angry Silence (Blu-ray disc): Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Russell Napier, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Norman Bird,... The Angry Silence (Blu-ray disc)
Richard Attenborough, Oliver Reed, Russell Napier, Bernard Lee, Geoffrey Keen, …
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Powerful drama about loyalties and the industrial workplace in early 60s Britain. Factory worker Tom Arnold (Richard Attenborough) does not share the same feelings as his fellow workers in a developing industrial dispute and refuses to go on strike with them. This results in him being 'sent to Coventry' by all concerned, including his best friend Joe Wallace (Michael Craig). The newspapers soon hear about this and the story becomes a matter of national concern, with many different parties trying to use Tom's stance to their own ends.

A   Hill in Korea (DVD): George Baker, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews, Michael Medwin, Robert Shaw, Michael Caine, Stephen Boyd,... A Hill in Korea (DVD)
George Baker, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews, Michael Medwin, Robert Shaw, …
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on real events, this vintage war movie charts the fortunes of a small group of British soldiers serving in the Korean war. Out on a routine patrol, the soldiers find that Chinese troop movements have cut them off from their own lines. They try to fight their way back to safety but with the enemy surrounding them on all sides, the prospects look bleak. The cast includes George Baker, Stanley Baker, Harry Andrews and Michael Caine in his first credited film role.

Your Witness (DVD): Andrew Cruickshank, Jenny Laird, Robert Montgomery, Patricia Cutts, Michael Ripper, Felix Aylmer, Harcourt... Your Witness (DVD)
Andrew Cruickshank, Jenny Laird, Robert Montgomery, Patricia Cutts, Michael Ripper, … 1
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Robert Montgomery directs and stars in this 1950 courtroom drama. Montgomery plays Adam Heyward, a successful American lawyer who travels to England to defend the man who saved his life once before. Upon arrival, he learns that a woman who was present at the scene of the crime and fled may hold the key to the defendant's freedom. Can he track the woman down and tip the scales of justice in his client's favour?

Home at Seven (DVD): Ralph Richardson, Jack Hawkins, Margaret Leighton, Campbell Singer, Michael Shepley, Margaret Withers,... Home at Seven (DVD)
Ralph Richardson, Jack Hawkins, Margaret Leighton, Campbell Singer, Michael Shepley, … 1
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

1950s British drama directed by and starring Ralph Richardson. Richardson plays a bank clerk who goes missing for a day and returns home with amnesia, only to find that he is a prime suspect in a murder investigation...

Hobson's Choice (DVD): Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Prunella Scales, Derek Blomfield,... Hobson's Choice (DVD)
Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Prunella Scales, … 1
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lancashire bootmaker Henry Horatio Hobson (Charles Laughton) keeps a tight rein on his three daughters, until his eldest, Maggie (Brenda De Banzie), marries his assistant Willie Mossop (John Mills) and sets him up in his own bootmaking firm. To Hobson's consternation, Willie has soon become his father-in-law's main business rival.

Dunkirk - (1958) (DVD): John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Bernard Lee, Michael Shillo, Sean... Dunkirk - (1958) (DVD)
John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart, Ray Jackson, Bernard Lee, … 1
R127 Discovery Miles 1 270 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leslie Norman directs this British wartime drama which tells two sides of the Dunkirk story. British Corporal 'Tubby' Binns (John Mills) finds himself responsible for getting his men back to Britain from the Dunkirk beaches, after their commanding officer is killed and they become separated from the rest of the Allied Forces. Meanwhile, civilian reporter Charles Foreman (Bernard Lee) follows the build-up to the eventual evacuation of British and French troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. The cast also includes Richard Attenborough, Robert Urquhart and Ray Jackson.

Various Artists - Over Hill, Over Dale (CD): Chamber Ensemble of London, Henry Purcell, Harold DARKE, Maya Iwabuchi, Peter... Various Artists - Over Hill, Over Dale (CD)
Chamber Ensemble of London, Henry Purcell, Harold DARKE, Maya Iwabuchi, Peter Adams, …
R314 Discovery Miles 3 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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, …
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Ships in 10 - 15 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...

The Chalk Garden (DVD): Hayley Mills, Felix Aylmer, Toke Townley, Deborah Kerr, Edith Evans, John Mills, Elizabeth Sellars,... The Chalk Garden (DVD)
Hayley Mills, Felix Aylmer, Toke Townley, Deborah Kerr, Edith Evans, … 1
R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Deborah Kerr and Hayley Mills star in this 1964 drama based on the stage play by Enid Bagnold. When disobedient teenager Laurel (Mills) manages to make yet another governess leave, her grandmother and guardian Mrs St. Maugham (Edith Evans) decides enough is enough. When Miss Madrigal (Kerr) shows up on their doorstep announcing herself as Laurel's new governess the girl quickly comes to realise that she may have finally met her match.

Hobson's Choice (Blu-ray disc): Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Prunella Scales, Derek... Hobson's Choice (Blu-ray disc)
Charles Laughton, John Mills, Brenda De Banzie, Daphne Anderson, Prunella Scales, … 1
R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Lancashire bootmaker Henry Horatio Hobson (Charles Laughton) keeps a tight rein on his three daughters, until his eldest, Maggie (Brenda De Banzie), marries his assistant Willie Mossop (John Mills) and sets him up in his own bootmaking firm. To Hobson's consternation, Willie has soon become his father-in-law's main business rival.

The Belles of St Trinian's (DVD): Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Beryl Reid, Balbina, Betty... The Belles of St Trinian's (DVD)
Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Beryl Reid, … 1
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First in the series of films based on the cartoon creations of Ronald Searle. Miss Millicent Fritton (Alastair Sim), headmistress of St Trinian's School for Girls, attempts to stave off her creditors by 'looking after' the pocket money of a wealthy sheikh's daughter currently enrolled at the school, and investing it on the sheikh's horse, Arab Boy, in the local derby. Unfortunately, Miss Fritton's bookmaking brother Clarence (also Sim) has backed another horse, and kidnaps Arab Boy to ensure his own sizeable win. Miss Fritton enlists the help of disreputable boot boy Flash Harry (George Cole), the teaching staff and the Old Girls in rescuing Arab Boy and returning him to the race.

The Belles of St Trinian's (Blu-ray disc): Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Beryl Reid,... The Belles of St Trinian's (Blu-ray disc)
Alastair Sim, Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Beryl Reid, … 1
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

First in the series of films based on the cartoon creations of Ronald Searle. Miss Millicent Fritton (Alastair Sim), headmistress of St Trinian's School for Girls, attempts to stave off her creditors by 'looking after' the pocket money of a wealthy sheikh's daughter currently enrolled at the school, and investing it on the sheikh's horse, Arab Boy, in the local derby. Unfortunately, Miss Fritton's bookmaking brother Clarence (also Sim) has backed another horse, and kidnaps Arab Boy to ensure his own sizeable win. Miss Fritton enlists the help of disreputable boot boy Flash Harry (George Cole), the teaching staff and the Old Girls in rescuing Arab Boy and returning him to the race.

On the Fiddle (DVD): Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery, Cecil Parker, Stanley Holloway, Alan King, Eric Barker, Wilfrid Hyde-White,... On the Fiddle (DVD)
Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery, Cecil Parker, Stanley Holloway, Alan King, …
R154 Discovery Miles 1 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Cyril Frankel directs this 1960s comedy starring Sean Connery in one of his final pre-Bond roles. It is World War II and layabout Cockney Horace Pope (Alfred Lynch) finds himself forced to enlist in the war effort after one of his schemes backfires. In the RAF he strikes up a friendship with Pedlar Pascoe (Connery) and the pair hatch a cunning plan to avoid being sent to the frontlines. How will they react when the peril of war finally catches up with them?

Sky West and Crooked (DVD): Hayley Mills, Geoffrey Bayldon, Annette Crosbie, Norman Bird, Pauline Jameson, Hamilton Dyce, Ian... Sky West and Crooked (DVD)
Hayley Mills, Geoffrey Bayldon, Annette Crosbie, Norman Bird, Pauline Jameson, …
R155 Discovery Miles 1 550 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Coming-of-age drama directed by John Mills and starring his daughter, Hayley Mills. After witnessing the death of her childhood friend, who was accidentally killed whilst playing with his father's shotgun, the traumatised Brydie (Mills) retreats from her teenaged peer group and finds companionship among a group of younger children with whom she pursues a new pastime: solemnly burying deceased animals in a quiet corner of the churchyard. Brydie finally finds her place in the adult world when she meets handsome young gypsy Roibin (Ian McShane).

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, …
R559 Discovery Miles 5 590 Ships in 10 - 15 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.

No Love for Johnnie (DVD): Peter Finch, Stanley Holloway, Mary Peach, Rosalie Crutchley, Donald Pleasence, Hugh Burden No Love for Johnnie (DVD)
Peter Finch, Stanley Holloway, Mary Peach, Rosalie Crutchley, Donald Pleasence, …
R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

1960s drama starring Peter Finch as a parliamentary MP whose thirst for greater power leads him into political intrigue. Johnnie Byrne (Finch) is a Labour MP who aspires to the big-time. His hopes are raised when his party triumphs in a general election, but Johnnie is overlooked for a role on the front benches. To top it off, his wife (Rosalie Crutchley) has just left him and balancing two mistresses, including the youthful Pauline (Mary Peach), is proving difficult. When Johnny is approached by a couple of fellow backbenchers for help in a scheme that may destabilise the government but advance their careers, Johnny is faced with an important choice...

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