Money Talks & British Comedies of the 1930s Vol 5 in DVD in November
12 November 2015
Two more titles have been announced as part of Network's 'The British Film' collection (they were actually announced two days ago but we forgot to post the story...): Money Talks, a comedy about Jewish life directed by Norman Lee; and British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 5 – featuring Joy-Ride and Radio Lover.
Money Talks (1933)
This exuberant comedy about Jewish domestic life tells the story of an old man who is to inherit a legacy if he can prove he is in need, and who thus begins to gamble spectacularly with his savings.
One of several popular early-30s comedies by director Norman Lee (Chamber of Horrors, The Monkey’s Paw) – noted for his collaborations with Leslie Fuller (Boys Will Be Girls, A Political Party) and Josser creator Ernie Lotinga – Money Talks boasts a rare appearance by legendary East-End boxing champion Jack 'Kid' Berg ('the Whitechapel Windmill'). It is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Money Talks will be released on UK DVD on 16th November 2015 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.
The only listed extra is an Image Gallery.
British Comedies of the 1930s Volume 5
The ebullient comedy films of the 1930s brought escape and laughter to millions of British cinemagoers, enabling veteran stars of music-hall and theatre to reach out to a wider audience.
Although comedy would prove to be the decade’s most successful film genre, many of these classic early talkies have remained unseen since their original release. From boisterous knockabout humour to polished adaptations of popular stage farces, this ongoing collection showcases a wealth of rare features, each presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the best available elements in their as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
Joy Ride (1935)
It's cabaret time in London's West End. At a ringside table sit Bill (comedy star Gene Gerrard) and his cousin Dippy. Suddenly they spot their uncle. Assuming the coast to be clear, the boys invite their girlfriends to share a joy ride to the ancestral home, but car trouble leads to catastrophe!
Radio Lover (1936)
Co-directed by George Formby/Tommy Trinder collaborator Austin Melford (I See Ice, Keep Fit), this inventive comedy stars the director's brother Jack Melford (A Shot in the Dark, Scruffy) as Reggie, a charming but penniless young man who hits upon an ingenious route to fame and fortune.
British Comedies Of The 1930s Volume 5 will be available on UK DVD from 16th November 2015 at the RRP £12.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.