Network Distributing have announced two more titles as part of their ongoing 'The British Film' collection: the 1935 Royal Cavalcade and the the 1937 The Last Chance.
Through a series of individual films, each by a different director (including Hollywood veteran Herbert Brenon), Royal Cavalcade covers a period of striking change in every area of life – from the suffragette movement to the trenches of World War One, the effects of the Depression to single events such as the first ever Royal Command Performance, featuring Anna Pavlova and George Robey.
Made in commemoration and celebration of the Jubilee of King George V, this is the story of the first 25 years of his reign, told through the many travels of a penny that was minted in the year of his accession: 1910. Combining newsreel footage and dramatised re-enactments and boasting some of the era’s most popular stage and screen stars, this little-seen documentary feature is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in it as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Royal Cavalcade (U) will be available to own on UK DVD from 8th September 2014 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network Distributing's 'The British Film' collection.
The Last Chance
Alan Burmister leaves Devon on a secret gun-running expedition immediately after his engagement to Mary Perrin is announced. He returns at Christmas to find himself accused of the murder of Ivor Connel, a moneylender. Mary's father had always hoped that his daughter would marry John Worrall, a rising barrister. Worrall is briefed for the defence, but when he loses the case and Alan is condemned to penal servitude for life, no one but the judge realises that he has not made use of the best piece of defence evidence.
A Suspenseful tale of murder and wrongful accusation, The Last Chance (U) features leading roles for Australian-born actors Frank Leighton (Timberland Terror, Splendid Fellows) and Judy Kelly (Dead Of Night, The Black Abbot), with typically polished performances from stage and screen star Billy Milton (Saturday Night Revue, Monster Of Terror) and veteran character player Lawrence Hanray (Rembrandt, My Learned Friend). The Last Chance will be available to own on UK DVD from 8th September 2014 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network Distributing's 'The British Film' collection.
The Last Chance is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
No special feature shave been listed.