1940s Great British Movies DVD
Starring Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, Derrick De Marney, Finlay Currie, Alan Wheatley, Basil Radford, Naunton Wayne, Susan Shaw, Maurice Denham, Nigel Buchanan, Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill, Dirk Bogarde, Renee Asherson, Sandra Dorne
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Boxset of four classic films from the 1940s. 'Sleeping Car to Trieste' (1948) stars Jean Kent and Albert Lieven.
Set on board the Orient Express the film follows the story of a man named Charles Poole (Alan Wheatley) who has stolen an important political diary and is being pursued by two different people who want it back. 'It's Not Cricket' (1949) stars Basil Radford as Major Bright and Naunton Wayne as Captain Early - detectives who have recently been thrown out of the army for their failure to capture a notoriously evil Nazi Otto Fisch (Maurice Denham).
The detectives are invited to a weekend of cricket by their old friend Gerald Lawson (Nigel Buchanan) but what Gerald doesn't realise is that the ball he has purchased for the match contains the famous Rothstein diamond, stolen by Fisch, who will stop at nothing to get it back. 'All Over the Town' (1949) is a British comedy drama starring Norman Wooland as a Royal Air Force pilot who returns to work as a newspaper reporter.
After fighting in the Second World War, Nat Hearn (Wooland) resumes his former position at the Tormouth Clarion and finds himself working with Sally Thorpe (Sarah Churchill), the woman who was given his job when he left.
When Nat is promoted to editor of the paper, he decides to use his new status to make changes within the publication that will benefit the town but in the process he angers powerful figures within the community. 'Once a Jolly Swagman' (1949) is a British drama about speedway racer Bill Fox (Dirk Bogarde).
Factory worker Fox is bored of his daily life and decides to quit his job to become a motorbike racer.
Success goes to his head as he leaves his wife (Sandra Dorne) for socialite Pat (Renee Asherson), but when tragedy strikes on the track he returns to his wife and joins a union to fight for riders' rights.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (PG)
- EAN: 5060105722196
- Catalogue number: STW0095
- Studio: Strawberrry
- Release date: 22/09/2014
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: B/W