Without pausing or breath, Network Distributing have announced another four titles in their ongoing 'The British Film' collection: My Teenage Daughter star British screen sweetheart Anna Neagle and Herbert Wilcox as parents trying to keep their young daughter out of trouble; The Young And The Guilty is a 1950s drama starring Janet Munro and Andrew Ray; The Franchise Affair is an adaptation of of Josephine Tey's novel starring Michael Denison and Ducie Grey; Johnny, You're Wanted is a humourous crime drama starring John Slater at the centre of a murder investigation.
My Teenage Daughter (1956)
Magazine editor Valerie Carr lives in London with her two daughters – Jan, aged 17, and Poppet, 13. When Jan is invited to a party at the Savoy, she meets dashing young Tony Ward Black – mad about jive, owner of a Bentley, and supposedly running through a legacy. Attracted to the daring young man, she rejects Mark, a young farmer who is in love with her. But it soon becomes apparent to everyone but Jan that neither Tony’s fortune – nor even his name – may be his own, and her association with him will lead her into delinquency and danger.
Another successful collaboration between British screen sweetheart Anna Neagle (Odette, Victoria the Great) and her director-producer husband Herbert Wilcox (Odette, Irene). My Teenage Daughter stars Neagle as a woman who, widowed during the War, struggles to keep her infatuated 17-year-old daughter out of trouble. Sylvia Syms (The Queen, Victim) is the rebellious young woman whose heart defiantly rules her head.
Scripted by playwright, Dixon of Dock Green creator and multiple BAFTA nominee Ted Willis, The Young and the Guilty is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
My Teenage Daughter will available on DVD from 6th October 2014 at the RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network Distributing’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
The only special feature is an original teatrical trailer.
The Young and the Guilty (1958)
‘The eighth deadly sin is to see evil where none exists...’ so schoolboy Eddie Marshall believes. The son of an ambitious mother who believes she married beneath her and a father considered stupid and selfish by his nagging wife, Eddie has always found peace and satisfaction in his studies. And then he meets Sue – a shy, dreamy and well-to-do fellow pupil at his school, and the two fall deeply in love. Each day they write tender, poetic letters to each other; but when Sue’s father finds and reads one of the letters he immediately jumps to the wrong conclusion.
Janet Munro (Swiss Family Robinson, The Day The Earth Caught Fire) and Andrew Ray (The Yellow Balloon, Woman In A Dressing Gown) give moving performances in this 1950s drama, in which two sets of parents misunderstand the innocent nature of the relationship between their teenage son and daughter.
The Young And The Guilty is released on DVD on 6 October 2014 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network Distributing’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Also included is the original theatrical trailer.
Johnny, You're Wanted (1956)
Returning late to London, Johnny gives a lift to an attractive female hitchhiker. Some distance on, he stops to make a phone call and buy a coffee, but on returning to his cab finds the woman gone. Assuming she has hitched another ride, he continues on his way. A short time later, he is flagged down by another driver, who has come across a woman lying by the roadside. The woman is Johnny's hitchhiker – and she’s dead.
A gripping crime drama with a healthy dose of humour, Johnny, You’re Wanted features Cockney character star John Slater (Z Cars, Passport To Pimlico) as a luckless long-distance lorry driver who finds himself embroiled in a murder investigation.
Co-starring Alfred Marks (Alfred Marks Time, Valentino), this marvellously entertaining feature – directed by British B-movie stalwart Vernon Sewell (Ghost Ship, The Silver Fleet) – is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Johnny, You’re Wanted will be available to own on DVD from 6th October 2014 at the RRP £9.99, courtesy of Network Distributing’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
The only extra is promotional material PDF.
The Franchise Affair (1951)
Young lawyer Robert Blair, played by Denison, is called on in desperation by two women, mother and daughter, who live in a large, isolated house known as The Franchise, and have been questioned by the police in connection with a peculiar accusation. As feelings in the local village run high, the police build up a case on a formidable amount of circumstantial evidence – against which Blair can put only the improbability of the charge, and some unsuccessful amateur detection.
A mystery based on real-life events, The Franchise Affair has been adapted several times for film, radio and television; this adaptation is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Michael Denison (Boyd Q.C., Shadowlands) and Dulcie Grey (Howard’s Way, Mine Own Executioner) formed one of postwar Britain’s most popular screen pairings, and they lead an impressive cast in this adaptation of Josephine Tey’s novel – named among the "Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time" by the British Crime Writers’ Association.
The Franchise Affair will be available to own on DVD from 6 October 2014 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network Distributing’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
Special features are:
- Image gallery
- Original promotional materials PDFs