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British Comedies of the 1930s Vol 8 & No Time for Tears on DVD in March

9 March 2016

The next two DVD titles in Network's 'The British Film' collection have been announced: British Comedies of the 1930s: Volume 8, featuring The Camels Are Coming and Me and Marlborough; and No Time For Tears, a drama from 1957 starring Anna Neagle, George Baker and Anthony Quayle.

 

British Comedies of the 1930s: Volume 8comedy 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.

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.

The Camels Are Coming (1934)
As a Sheik leads his caravan across the desert, British squadron Jack Campbell becomes suspicious. On challenging the travellers, however, he's easily convinced that they are carrying nothing illegal, but when a series of mishaps and misunderstandings culminate in Jack unknowingly becoming a drug carrier, he faces some difficulty in convincing everyone that he's been set up!

Me And Marlborough (1935)
Victor Saville directs a classic comedy cast – including Cicely Courtneidge and legendary Aldwych farceurs Tom Walls and Alfred Drayton – in this light-hearted historical yarn. Set in 1710, a feisty young woman disguises herself as a man and joins the Duke of Marlborough's army to rescue her press-ganged husband.

British Comedies Of The 1930s: Volume 8 will be released on UK DVD on 21st March 2016 at the RRP of £12.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.

 

No Time For Tears

The lives of the staff and patients of Mayfield Children's Hospital are inextricably woven together with the laughter, tears and devotion that lie behind the work of restoring children to health and happiness. When we take a closer look at the rich patterns formed by these lives, we can trace individual threads emerging...

Anna Neagle (Odette), George Baker (The Spy Who Loved Me) and Anthony Quayle (Lawrence of Arabia) take leading roles in this star-studded medical drama, with an early film role for Sylvia Syms (Victim) as a beautiful young nurse at the very beginning of her career.

Presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, No Time for Tears is a moving, sympathetic portrayal of the challenges faced by all those who enter this most demanding yet rewarding of professions – from routine operations to more serious conditions, from anxious, sometimes hostile parents to workplace romance.

No Time For Tears will be released on UK DVD on 21st March 2016 at the RRP of £9.99, courtesy of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection.