Classic Rank Sampler – Vol. 3
4 Disc Set!
Never Let Go
Across The Bridge
The 39 Steps
4 Disc Set!
Eye Witness – Donald Sinden portrays a very different kind of character role — a cold-blooded killer — in this taut British thriller. One night, Jay and Lucy, a young married couple quarrel and Lucy leaves to go to the cinema on her own. During the film, her anger cools but, as she leaves to return home, she unwittingly becomes a witness to a murder. The killers see her and chase her until she runs into the path of a bus and is critically injured. The two criminals wait to hear of her condition, but as she improves, one of them strikes on a plan to kill her.
1956 | 83 min | B&W | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.66:1/16×9 | Dolby Digital 2.o & 5.1 Enhanced | Region 1 | NR
Never Let Go – John Cummings’s job as a salesman is not going well. In a last ditch effort to impress his firm he buys an expensive car, that he cannot afford, only to have the uninsured car stolen by a large car theft racket. Cummings loses his job and near breaking point, he vows to retrieve his car no matter what the cost. He begins to delve into a sinister criminal underworld with potentially lethal consequences. A gritty, violent, British film noir that features Peter Sellers in a rare dramatic role, as a ruthless and sadistic crime boss.
1960 | 93 min | B&W | Optional English/Spanish Subtitles: SDH† | 1.66:1/4×3 | Dolby Digital 2.0 & 5.1 Enhanced | Region 1 | NR
Across The Bridge – Rod Steiger plays the unscrupulous financier, Carl Schaffner, who flees to Mexico with the company’s money. A genius at improvisation, Schaffner manages to evade the authorities by murdering Paul Scarff and assuming his identity. However, Schaffner soon learns that Scarff was himself a fugitive from justice.
1957 | 100 min | B&W | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.85:1 | Dolby Digital | Region 1 | NR
The 39 Steps (1959) – When Richard Hannay (Kenneth More) picks up a baby’s rattle, that simple act sparks off a trail leading to espionage, intrigue and murder. The baby’s ‘nanny’ is a secret service agent with orders to smash an espionage organization intent on smuggling plans of vital importance to Britain out of the country. Fearing for her life, the ‘nanny’ confides in Hannay who, whether he likes it or not, is now involved. When Hannay discovers her murdered in his flat, all he knows is that the brain behind the organization can be found in Scotland and the mystery is tied in with ‘The 39 Steps’. Pursued by the police and members of the organization, Hannay boards a train for Scotland to try to clear himself of the murder charge by unraveling the mystery. In a music hall the high stakes for the country’s safety are played out, and they learn the true meaning of those innocent-sounding, yet sinister words, ‘The 39 Steps’.
1959 | 95 min | Color | Optional English Subtitles: SDH† | 1.78:1/16×9 Anamorphic | Dolby Digital | Region 1 | NR
• Photo Gallery
• Original Trailer
Eye Witness – Donald Sinden, Muriel Pavlow, Belinda Lee, Michael Craig, Nigel Stock
Never Let Go – Richard Todd, Peter Sellers, Elizabeth Sellars, Adam Faith, Carol White, Mervyn Johns, Noel Willman, David Lodge, Peter Jones, John Bailey
Across The Bridge – Rod Steiger, David Knight, Marla Landi, Noel Willman, Bernard Lee, Eric Pohlmann, Lana Gifford, Ingeborg Wells, Bill Nagy, Faith Brook
Marianne Deeming, Stanley Maxted
The 39 Steps – Kenneth More, Taina Elg, Brenda De Banzie, Barry Jones, Reinald Beckwith, Faith Brook, Michael GoodliffeDirected by
Eye Witness -Muriel Box
Never Let Go – John Guillermin
Across The Bridge – Ken Annakin
The 39 Steps – Ralph Thomas