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Classic Rank Sampler Vol. 2

Cottage To Let – John Barrington is an inventor, testing bomb mechanisms for the Air Ministry. His laboratory is in his country house where, unknown to him, various members of his domestic staff are undercover spies. The plan is to kidnap Barrington, aided by a German agent. This agent comes in the form of a […]



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Cottage To Let John Barrington is an inventor, testing bomb mechanisms for the Air Ministry. His laboratory is in his country house where, unknown to him, various members of his domestic staff are undercover spies. The plan is to kidnap Barrington, aided by a German agent. This agent comes in the form of a wounded RAF pilot who is taken to the house. What the kidnappers don’t know, however, is that the butler is in fact a detective working for Scotland Yard. A.k.a. “Bombsite Stolen” (USA title)

1941 | 91 min | B&W | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.37:1 | Dolby Digital | Region 1 | NR

 

Bank Holiday – Bank Holidays may be a time when most are happy. But this is certainly not true for Stephen Howard, who has just lost his wife in childbirth. His grief-stricken state touches the heart of a hospital nurse, Catherine, who offers to accompany him home. He refuses and she is left to go away for the weekend with her boyfriend.  Catherine’s boyfriend, Geoffrey is not earning enough for them to marry so they decide to spend the weekend together at a hotel and snatch a little happiness while they can. All they way down to the coast where to hotel is, Catherine is haunted by the thought of Stephen, alone in his distress and Geoffrey, irritated by her preoccupation, accuses her of being in love with him. Meanwhile, Stephen has phoned Catherine at the hospital to find out she’s gone for the weekend. Catherine feels for Stephen and is afraid of what he might do so she decides to return to London.

1938 | 86 min | B&W | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.37:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital | Region 1 | NR

Give Us The Moon – It is London three years after the war and an idle group of friends decide to set up a money-making racket. They rent a club in Soho and lure important guests into the premises by saying they will meet a rich and beautiful princess. She never arrives, but by this point the clients have waited all evening, and spent a lot of money at the bar. One day, however, their ruse is discovered, and they must act fast to avoid a scandal.

1944 | 96 min | B&W | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.37:1 | Dolby Digital | Region 1 | NR

 

Actors

Cottage To Let – Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, John Mills, Jeanne De Casalis, Carla Lehman, George Cole, Michael Wilding

Bank Holiday – JOHN LODGE, MARGARET LOCKWOOD, KATHLEEN HARRISON, HUGH WILLIAMS

Give Us The Moon – MARGARET LOCKWOOD, VIC OLIVER, ROLAND CULVER, PETER GRAVES, JEAN SIMMONS

Directed by

Cottage To Let – Anthony Asquith

Bank Holiday – Carol Reed

Give Us The Moon – Val Guest

“Classic Rank Sampler Vol. 2”

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