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The Uncle, Wide Boy and Night Alone on DVD in July

16 July 2015

The next three DVD releases in Network's ongoing 'The British Film' collection: The Uncle, a drama directed by Desmond Davis, starring Rupert Davies, Brenda Bruce and Maurice Denham; Wide Boy, the directorial debut of Ken Hughes about a small-time black marketeer played by Sydney Tafler; and Night Alone, a pre–war marital comedy about a couple who spend their first night apart in seven years.

The Uncle (1965)

At just seven years of age, Gus has been an uncle all his life. When his quarrelsome, unmanageable nephew Tom comes to spend the summer holidays with him, however, he finds the responsibilities of his position almost too hard to bear...

Directed by BAFTA nominee Desmond Davis (The Country Girls, Clash Of The Titans), this moving, evocative and highly original drama feature recalls the mystery, the doubts and the poetry that is childhood.

Featuring powerful performances from an accomplished British cast, including Rupert Davies (Dracula Has Risen From The Grave, The Spy Who Came In From the Cold), Brenda Bruce (Macbeth, The Tenth Man) and Maurice Denham (Animal Farm, The Day Of The Jackal), The Uncle is seen through the eyes of an isolated little boy whose life is turned upside down by the unwelcome arrival of his unruly nephew.

This rare yet highly acclaimed film is presented in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements and will be released on DVD on 6th July 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.


Wide Boy (1952)

Benny had never made the big time. He was just another petty crook making a poor and precarious living on the black market – and certainly not making enough to satisfy the demands of his girlfriend Molly, a lady of expensive tastes. So when presented with the opportunity to try his hand at blackmail, Benny leaps at the chance…

Wide Boy is the acclaimed feature-length directorial debut of BAFTA nominee Ken Hughes (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Cromwell), stars Sydney Tafler (Assassin For Hire) as a small-time black-marketeer whose criminal ambitions lead him into new and dangerous territory.

Wide Boy is available to own on DVD from 6th July 2015 at the RRP of £9.99 as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

The only listed extra is an image gallery.


Night Alone (1938)

Left alone and bored in the hotel, Charles decides to accept the suggestion of a man-about-town friend that he should go to a nightclub. There he gets hopelessly and helplessly drunk, and come the morning he finds that he has a great deal of explaining to do.

Night Alone is a highly engaging pre-war marital comedy starring Emlyn Williams (The Man Who Knew Too Much) and Leslie Brooks (House Of Darkness) as Charles and Barbara, a devoted couple who have never spent a night apart in seven years. When they come up to town for a family engagement, an urgent business appointment obliges Charles to let Barbara go on without him.

Night Alone is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio, and will be released on UK DVD on 6th July 2015 at the RRP of £9.99 as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.