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2 more titles in Network's 'The British Film' collection on DVD in October

14 September 2015

Fresh from last week's five title announcement last week, Network have confirmed the next two titles in their ongoing 'The British Film' collection: The Angel With The Trumpet is a 1950 drama starring Eileen Herlie and Basil Sydney; The Jessie Matthews Revue: Volume 4 is a two-film collection containing Sailing Away (1938) and The Good Companions (1933).


The Angel With a Trumpet (1950)

When Francis Alt, the head of the famous family of Viennese piano makers, decides to marry socialite Henrietta Stein, his family object due to her Jewish heritage and known dalliance with the Crown Prince Rudolph. When the marriage goes ahead despite their objections the Prince commits suicide, leaving Henrietta a note...

A British adaptation of one of post-war Austria's most significant films, The Angel With the Trumpet is the powerful, panoramic story of a family's tribulations from the last decades of the 19th century through to the dark days of Nazi rule.

Featuring the great dramatic actress Eileen Herlie (Freud) in her first starring role, this film also stars Basil Sydney (Ivanhoe), Norman Wooland (The Guns of Navarone) and Anthony Bushell (A Night To Remember), who also directed.

Presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio, The Angel With the Trumpet will be released on DVD on 5th October 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

Special features:

  • Image gallery
  • Promotional material PDFs



The Jessie Matthews Revue: Volume 4

Throughout the 1930s Jessie Matthews was Britain’s best-loved musical film star, her dynamism and gamine charm captivating audiences on both sides of the Atlantic in a string of box-office hits, two of which are contained in the fourth volume of her films to be released on UK DVD by Network.

The Good Companions (1933)
Jessie shares the bill with Oscar-winners John Gielgud (Providence, Arthur) and Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th Street) in JB Priestley’s famous tale of a failing concert party and the three 'angels' who come together by chance to rescue it.

Sailing Along (1938)
Kay is a star-struck young woman working on a Thames barge who dreams of stardom. When she’s spotted by a producer, her transformation into a great dancer and a perfect lady is soon complete, but will she still have time for her boyfriend?

Showcasing some the era’s finest cinema talent – including director and comedy star (and Matthews’ husband) Sonnie Hale (Evergreen, The Phantom Strikes), musical director Louis Levy (The 39 Steps, The Lady Vanishes) and legendary art director Alfred Junge (The Man Who Knew Too Much, Goodbye, Mr Chips) – the two films on this volume are presented as transfers from the original film elements, in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratios.

The Jessie Matthews Revue: Volume 4 will be released on UK DVD on 5th October 2015 at the RRP of £12.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.