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A Political Party & Someone at the Door on DVD in February

7 January 2015

Network have confirmed another two DVD titles from the 1930s in their ongoing 'The British Film' collection: A Political Party, a 1934 comedy starring a young John Mills; and Someone at the Door, a 1936 comedy thriller starring Aileen Marson.

A Political Party (1934)

A Political Party tells the story of a north-country chimney sweep who stands for Parliament and is opposed by a local bigwig. His campaign is imperilled when his artist son, Tony, falls in love with a girl who has reason to hope that the bigwig will be elected.

Featuring a very early role for Oscar-winner John Mills (Gandhi, Great Expectations) alongside legendary comic actors Leslie Fuller (Boys Will Be Girls, Bill’s Legacy) and Moore Marriott (Convict 99, Ask A Policeman), this hilarious and rare comedy of 1934 is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

A Political Party will be released on UK DVD as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection on 2nd February 2015 at the RRP of £9.99.

Extra features will include:

  • Image gallery

  • Original script PDF

 

Someone at the Door (1936)

When Sally inherits a country house, her young brother Ronald, an aspiring journalist, hits on a sensational way to make his first big scoop: Sally will ‘disappear’, and he will be arrested for her murder. At his trial she will reappear, his acquittal will follow, and he will be able to supply his paper with an exclusive story. Sally and her fiancé, Bill, fall in with the scheme. However, there are complications that they had not foreseen.

This humorous thriller was among several ‘30s films featuring Aileen Marson (The Black Mask, The Way Of Youth), a tragically short-lived British actress whose career briefly flourished on both sides of the Atlantic. Marson’s co-stars include impeccable comedic actor and singer Billy Milton (Saturday Night Revue, Monster of Terror), and veteran screen villain Noah Beery (The Mask Of Zorro, The Trail Beyond). The film is directed by leading silent-era director/actor/writer Herbert Brenon – nominated for Best Director at the very first Academy Awards ceremony in 1927 for Sorrell And Son.

Someone At The Door will be released on UK DVD on 2nd February 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

The film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

The only listed extra feature is an image gallery.