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Talk of A Million & Luck of The Navy on DVD in September

2 September 2015

Network have confirmed the latest two vintage titles in their ongoing 'The British Film' collection: Talk Of A Million is a comedy from John Paddy Carstairs about a father's refusal to work and a lawyer looking for an heir to half a million pounds; Luck Of The Navy is an espionage thriller starring Geoffrey Toone as a naval commander trusted with secret information.


Talk of a Million (1951)

A family reduced to imminent poverty by the father’s disinclination to work; an American lawyer looking for the heir to half a million pounds; the scene is set for a hilarious tale of creative deception from director John Paddy Carstairs (Trouble In Store, One Good Turn).

Featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, this highly engaging comedy stars Dixon of Dock Green star Jack Warner as Bartley Murnahan, a likeable loafer who manages to give the impression that a large inheritance is due to his family. Bartley uses his wiliness to settle some scores and secure a future for his children, but this new-found prosperity comes at a price he may not be willing to pay.

Talk Of A Million will be released on UK DVD on 7th September 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

The only listed extra is an image gallery. Here's a small taster:


Luck of the Navy (1938)

Realeased a year prior to the outbreak of World War II, this espionage thriller taps into the fears and concerns of the time and features imposing screen and stage star Geoffrey Toone (The King And I, The Man Between) as a Naval commander who alone is entrusted with secret information that might foil an enemy invasion.

International relations are strained; there is a strong possibility of war and when the ultimatum expires, Britain must be prepared to strike the first, and probably the decisive, blow. The British Navy is the instrument, and Commander Clive Stanton the man chosen for a special and secret mission. He receives sealed orders as he is about to go ashore to dine with Mrs Maybridge, a local socialite and wife of a retired Admiral – unaware that the house has been infiltrated by fifth columnists.

Luck Of The Navy also starring Clifford Evans (The Curse Of The Werewolf, The Kiss Of The Vampire), Judy Kelly (Dead Of Night, The Black Abbot) and comedian Albert Burdon (Heat Wave, Letting In the Sunshine) and is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Luck Of The Navy (which is also known in some quarters as North Sea Patrol) will be released on UK DVD on 7th September 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

Once again, the only listed extra is an image gallery, but once again we have a clip, though this one does have a rather nasty ending: