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The best of British war cinema

Format: DVD 2011
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD DVD Best
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Second Floor Film & Audio - Feature Film DVD
 
Call Number  DVD Best
 
 
Summary
Appointment with Venus: The story of the rescue of a prized cow from an island in the English Channel during World War II.
The wind cannot read: A British officer falls in love with his Japanese instructor at military language school during World War II.
Operation Amsterdam: British commandos visit occupied Holland during World War II to keep a fortune in diamonds out of Nazi hands.
Theirs is the glory: Depicts British involvement in Operation Market Garden.
The day will dawn: After a Norwegian journalist's boat is attacked by a German U-Boat, nobody believes him. When German forces invade Norway, he is determined to seek revenge.
Seven thunders: Escaping British prisoners-of-war hide out in occupied France during World War II.
Unpublished story: Journalists investigate pacifist columnists as London burns during the Blitz.
Two thousand women: A group of English women become stranded in a posh hotel in France during the outbreak of World War II.
Secret mission: Four British intelligence officers infiltrate occupied France during World War II.
The Flemish farm: An Allied airman returns to occupied France on foot to avenge his regiment.
Contents
Appointment with Venus = Island rescue / Carlton Film Distributors ; directed by Ralph Thomas ; produced by Betty Box ; written by Nicholas Phipps and Jerrard Tickell (1951)
The wind cannot read / the Rank Organisation Film Productions ; directed by Ralph Thomas ; produced by Betty Box and Earl St. John (1958)
Operation Amsterdam / the Rank Organisation Film Productions ; directed by Michael McCarthy ; produced by Maurice Cowan ; written by John Eldridge and Michael McCarthy (1959)
Theirs is the glory / Rank Film Distributors ; directed by Brian Desmond Hurst ; produced by Castleton Knight ; written by Louis Golding (1946)
The day will Dawn / Aquila Film Productions ; directed by Harold French ; story by Frank Owen ; written by Anatole de Grunwald, Patrick Kirwan, Terrence Rattigan (1942)
Seven thunders = The beasts of Marseille / Dial Films ; directed by Hugo Fregonese ; produced by Daniel M. Angel ; written by John Baines (1957)
Unpublished story / Two Cities Production ; directed by Harold French ; produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan ; written by Anthony Havelock-Allan, Patrick Kirwan, Allan MacKinnon (1942)
Two thousand women / Gainsborough Pictures ; directed by Frank Launder ; produced by Edward Black (1944)
Secret mission / Excelsior Film Productions ; directed by Harold French ; produced by Marcel Hellman ; written by Anatole de Grunwald, Basil Bartlett (1942)
The Flemish farm / Two Cities Films ; directed by Jeffrey Dell ; produced by Sydney Box ; written by Jeffrey Dell, Jill Craigie (1943).

Additional Information
Subjects Croft-Cooke, Rupert, -- 1903-1979 -- Film adaptations.
Mason, Richard, -- 1919-1997 -- Film adaptations.
Tickell, Jerrard, -- 1905-1966 -- Film adaptations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Film adaptations.
War films.
Publisher [London?] : Eugene, OR :ITV Studios Home Entertainment ;2011
Distributed by Timeless Media Group,
Edition Full screen.
Other Titles Appointment with Venus (Motion picture)
Wind cannot read (Motion picture)
Operation Amsterdam (Motion picture)
Theirs is the glory (Motion picture)
Avengers (Motion picture : 1942)
Seven thunders (Motion picture)
Unpublished story (Motion picture)
Two thousand women (Motion picture)
Secret mission (Motion picture)
Flemish farm (Motion picture)
Appointment with Venus.
Wind cannot read.
Seven thunders.
Contributors Thomas, Ralph, 1915-2001, director.
Box, Betty E. (Betty Evelyn), 1915-1999, producer.
Phipps, Nicholas, 1913-1980, screenwriter.
Tickell, Jerrard, 1905-1966, screenwriter.
St. John, Earl, producer.
McCarthy, Michael, 1917-1959, director, screenwriter.
Cowan, Maurice, producer.
Eldridge, John, screenwriter.
Hurst, Brian Desmond, director.
Knight, Castleton, producer.
Golding, Louis, 1895-1958, screenwriter.
Berk, Lambertus Jacobus Marinus van den, 1918- director.
Owen, Frank, screenwriter.
De Grunwald, Anatole, 1911-1967, screenwriter.
Kirwan, Patrick, 1899-1984, screenwriter.
Rattigan, Terence, screenwriter.
Fregonese, Hugo, 1908-1987, director.
Angel, Daniel M., 1911-1999, producer.
Baines, John, screenwriter.
Havelock-Allan, Anthony, producer, screenwriter.
MacKinnon, Allan, screenwriter.
Launder, Frank, director.
Black, Edward, producer.
Hellman, Marcel, producer.
Bartlett, Basil, Sir, 1905-1985 screenwriter.
Dell, Jeffrey F., director, screenwriter.
Box, Sydney, 1907-1983, producer.
Craigie, Jill, screenwriter.
Niven, David, 1910-1983, actor.
Johns, Glynis, actor.
Bogarde, Dirk, 1921-1999, actor.
Tani, Yoko, 1932-1999, actor.
Lewis, Ronald, 1928-1982, actor.
Finch, Peter, 1916-1977, actor.
Bartok, Eva, 1927-1998, actor.
Britton, Tony, actor.
Maxted, Stanley, 1897-1963, actor.
Scullion, Thomas, actor.
Wood, Allan, actor.
Kerr, Deborah, 1921-2007, actor.
Richardson, Ralph, Sir, 1902-1983, actor.
Boyd, Stephen, 1931-1977, actor.
Robertson Justice, James, 1907-1975, actor.
Greene, Richard, 1918-1985, actor.
Hobson, Valerie, 1917-1998, actor.
Radford, Basil, 1897-1952, actor.
Calvert, Phyllis, 1915-2002, actor.
Robson, Flora, 1902-1984, actor.
Roc, Patricia, 1915-2003, actor.
Mason, James, 1909-1984, actor.
Wilding, Michael, 1912-1979, actor.
Brook, Clive, 1887-1974, actor.
Evans, Clifford, 1912-1985, actor.
Baxter, Jane, 1909-1996, actor.
Tickell, Jerrard, 1905-1966. Appointment with Venus.
Mason, Richard, 1919-1997. Wind cannot read.
Croft-Cooke, Rupert, 1903-1979. Seven thunders.
Carlton Films (Firm), production company.
Rank Organisation Film Productions, production company.
Rank Film Distributors, production company.
Aquila Productions, production company.
Dial Film Company, production company.
Two Cities Films, production company.
Gainsborough Studios, production company.
Excelsior Film Productions (Firm), production company.
ITV Studios Home Entertainment (Firm), publisher.
Timeless Media Group, publisher.
Participants/Performers Appointment with Venus (Island rescue): David Niven, Glynis Johns.
The wind cannot read: Dirk Bogarde, Yoko Tani, Ronald Lewis.
Operation Amsterdam: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton.
Theirs is the glory: Stanley Maxted, Thomas Scullion, Allan Wood.
The day will dawn: Deborah Kerr, Ralph Richardson.
Seven thunders (The beasts of Marseille): Stephen Boyd, James Robertson Justice.
Unpublished story: Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson, Basil Radford.
Two thousand women: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc.
Secret mission: James Mason, Michael Wilding.
The Flemish farm: Clive Brook, Clifford Evans, Jane Baxter.
Audience Not rated.
Language English
Notes Title from container.
Originally released as a motion pictures 1942-1958.
Appointment with Venus based on the book by Jerrard Tickell.
The wind cannot read based on the novel by Richard Mason.
Seven thunders based on the book by Rupert Croft-Cooke.
System Details DVD; full screen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Description 5 videodiscs (650 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780741134424
074113442X
9780741134370
0741134373
9780741134417
0741134411
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