Boys in Brown
An all-star cast spearheads this lesson in social realism. Jackie (Richard Attenborough) lives with his widowed mother and dreams of marrying Kitty, the girl across the street. In a bid to escape the poverty trap, he agrees to participate in a robbery, but when it goes wrong he is sentenced to three years in jail. There he meets various characters planning an escape, and although initially skeptical, he is persuaded by Alfie (Dirk Bogarde) to join the team. But what if their plan fails?
85 minutes | 1949 | B&W | Not Rated | English language | English Subtitles subtitles | 1.33:1 / 4×3 | Dolby Digital Mono | All Regions
Once a Jolly Swagman
Bill Fox (Dirk Bogarde) is tired of his job at the local factory. Against the wishes of his family and his girlfriend, Pat, he takes a job as a novice at the local speedway. Bill quickly gains attention at the track through his daring driving, and he meets Dotty, a glamorous society woman. As he moves into a new and exciting social circle, he quickly forgets Pat and his roots until he begins to quarrel with Dotty and he becomes aware of the shallowness of his existence.
103 minutes | 1948 | B&W | Not Rated | English language | English Subtitles | 1.37:1 | Dolby Digital Mono| Region 1
After accidentally setting fire to his foster parents’ house, Robbie, a six-year-old boy, runs away. He searches for a hiding place and runs into a warehouse. Clattering down the steps, he accidently runs into the arms of a man, Chris Lloyd (Dirk Bogarde). Robbie sees a body lying nearby. Thinking that the boy will give him away to the police, Lloyd takes the boy with him and heads to the Scottish border. The more time they spend together, the closer they become, so when Robbie falls seriously ill, Lloyd has to make a difficult decision.
85 minutes | 1952 | B&W | NR | English language | English Subtitles subtitles | 1.37:1 / 4×3 | Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono | Region 1
Dear Mr Prohack
Arthur Prohack works in the treasury where he has the reputation of being ‘The Terror of the Departments’ due to his extremely rigid control of the public purse. When he suddenly comes into a private fortune, however, his personal finances prove exceedingly difficult to manage, along with his family!
90 minutes | 1949 | B&W | NR | English language | English Subtitles subtitles | 1.37:1 / 4×3 | Dolby Digital Mono | Region 1