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The Renown Comedy Collection Volume 3
3 DVD Box Set Running Time: 678 minutes on 3 DVDs
with optional subtitles
Disc One 221 min
Come Back Peter (1952) A charming comedy, directed by Charles Saunders and starring Patrick Holt, Charles Lamb, Peter Hammond, Humphrey Lestocq, Kathleen Boutall, Pamela Bygrave, Aud Johansen, Dorothy Primrose, Doris Groves, Joan Hickson.
Boys will be Girls (1937) The story of a man who has to give up drinking, smoking and wild women in order to inherit a legacy. Directed by Gilbert Pratt, it stars Leslie Fuller with Nellie Wallace, Greta Gynt, Georgie Harris, Judy Kelly, D.J. Williams, Toni Edgar-Bruce, Constance Godridge, Syd Crossley and Syd Courtenay.
A Hole Lot of Trouble (1969) A group of workmen try to dig in this delightful comedy, directed by Francis A Searle. Stars: Arthur Lowe, Victor Maddern, Bill Maynard and Tim Barrett.
A Night of Magic (1944) Once lost British musical comedy directed by Herbert Wynne. Stars: Robert Griffith, Gerald Pring, Billy ‘Uke’ Scott, Marian Olive and Elsa Tee.
Disc Two 230 min
A Touch of The Sun (1956) British comedy, directed by Gordon Parry and starring Frankie Howerd, Ruby Murray, Alfie Bass, Dennis Price, Gordon Harker, Richard Wattis, Miriam Karlin and Esma Cannon.
Under A Cloud (1937) British comedy directed by George King. Stars: Edward Rigby, Betty Ann Davies, Hilda Bayley, Bernard Clifton, Moira Reed, Peter Gawthorne.
Just William’s Luck (1948) This once lost British comedy is now fully restored to its former glory. Directed by Val Guest it stars: William Graham, Garry Marsh and Jane Welsh and was based on the popular books by Richmal Crompton. Stars: Hugh Cross, Kathleen Stuart, Leslie Bradley, Hy Hazell, Patricia Cutts, Joan Hickson, Anne Marie, Michael Medwin, John Martell, Ivan Craig.
Disc Three 227 min
It’s a Wonderful World (1956) A musical comedy written and directed by Val Guest. Stars: Terence Morgan, George Cole, Kathleen Harrison, Mylène Demongeot. Includes rare footage of Ted Heath and his Orchestra. Also features: Dennis Lotis, James Hayter, Harold Lang, Maurice Kaufmann, Richard Wattis, Sam Kydd , Shirley Anne Field and Jon Pertwee.
Pick a Star AKA Movie Struck (1937) American musical comedy film starring Rosina Lawrence, Jack Haley, Patsy Kelly and Mischa Auer. Includes scenes with Laurel & Hardy.
Where There’s A Will (1955) Directed by Vernon Sewell, starring George Cole, Kathleen Harrison and Leslie Dwyer. A cockney family inherit a ramshackle farm and decide to make a go of it. Also features: Ann Hanslip, Michael Shepley, Dandy Nichols, helma Ruby, Norman MacOwan, Philip Ray, Hugh Morton, Edward Lexy, Edward Woodward, Sam Kydd.
The Renown Comedy Collection Volume 2
Over 10 hours of vintage comedy in a fabulous 3-DVD box set. Six features plus bonus interview with Liz Fraser and a short comedy bonus.
‘THE NIGHT WE DROPPED A CLANGER’(1959). Rix plays two roles; as an aircraftsman and the British Wing Commander, for double the wartime confusion! Directed by Darcy Conyers. Cast: Brian Rix, Cecil Parker, William Hartnell, Leslie Phillips, Liz Fraser, Irene Handl, Andrew Sachs, Hattie Jacques.
‘THE CASE OF THE MUKKINESE BATTLE-HORN’ (1956) Stars Peter Sellers, Dick Emery, Pamela Thomas and Spike Milligan. The story sees Quilt and Brown investigate the battle-horns disappearance and meet a few eccentric characters along the way. Directed by Joseph Sterling.
‘WHAT A WHOPPER’ (1961) tells the story of a struggling writer, Tony Blake, played by Adam Faith, who fakes an appearance of the Loch Ness monster. The film also stars Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Terence Longdon & Carole Lesley. Directed by Gilbert Gunn.
‘THE BUTLER’S DILEMMA’ (1943) stars Richard Hearne (Mr Pastry) as Rodney, who has to impersonate a butler in exchange for having his large gambling debts written off. The film co-stars Hermione Gingold and Henry Kendall. Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott.
‘GERT & DAISY CLEAN UP’ (1942) A “lost” film restored and available for the very first time on DVD in this box set. The title characters (Elsie and Doris Waters) help the war effort and foil a racketeering plot! Directed by Maclean Rogers, starring Elsie Waters, Doris Waters and Iris Vandeleur.
‘TONS OF TROUBLE’ (1956) Caretaker Mr. Pastry (Richard Hearne) and his hilarious calamities with ‘Mavis & Ethel’, the two boilers he looks after! Directed by Leslie S. Hiscott, starring Richard Hearne, William Hartnell and Austin Trevor.
‘GERT & DAISY’S WEEK-END’ (1942) The two East End sisters volunteer to escort a group of evacuee children out of Blitz-torn London into the safety of the countryside. Directed by Maclean Rogers, starring Elsie Waters, Doris Waters and Iris Vandeleur.
‘YOUR MONEY OR YOUR WIFE’ (1960) Married couple Pelham (Donald Sinden) and Gay Butterworth (Peggy Cummins) unexpectedly run into money troubles. Directed by Anthony Simmons, starring Donald Sinden, Peggy Cummins, and Richard Wattis. Gay Butterworth’s aunt dies and the inheritance goes to her. However, her husband Pelham finds another version of the will in which she only gets the interest on the capital, forcing them to rent out rooms in their house to pay off their debts. Then Gay comes up with the idea of divorcing Pelham, which would allow her to inherit all the money and they try and decide which tenant he should have an affair with to spark the divorce.
This wonderful collection also includes a new interview programme with LIZ FRASER ‘HER LIFE IN FILM’ and rounds off with the short feature ‘COMEDY COCKTAIL’ (1951), which features clips from Charlie Chaplin films.