Unavailable on DVD
This collection showcases a selection of hard-to-see features that are unavailable to watch anywhere else (legally) in the UK.
The films range from The Private Life of Don Juan (1934), Douglas Fairbanks last ever screen performance, to a prescient slice of speculative sci-fi with The Tunnel (1936) and some beguiling examples of early silent cinema. We hope this collection will introduce new audiences of all ages to these valuable films.
Bless 'em All
AWOL for more than half a century, but now back on parade, this cheery army comedy is a showcase for variety star Hal Monty and a young Max Bygraves.
The Private Life of Don Juan
Husbands lock up their wives when the renowned Romeo returns to Seville; but the man wooing the city’s ladies is not what he seems.
Madness of the Heart
The path to true love never runs smooth, but poor Margaret Lockwood gets more of a bumpy ride than anyone deserves in this post-war melodrama.
Escape from Broadmoor
Fantasy194839 mins Location: Hampstead
An escaped murderer faces the vengeful spirit of the woman he killed in this 'psychic mystery' British B-movie.
Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill
Two public school teachers clash over teaching methods and the love of a good woman in this absorbing Hugh Walpole adaptation.
The Great Barrier
Ambitious, stirring British Western that pits man against the elements in the battle to drive a railway through the Canadian Rockies
Helen of Four Gates
Drama192078 minsSilent Location: Heptonstall
A tale of treachery, madness and thwarted love in this vivid rural melodrama set around Heptonstall in Yorkshire.
Britannia of Billingsgate
Comedy193378 mins Location: Southwark Park
A star is born in this effervescent musical comedy that moves between Billingsgate Fish Market and the glamour of the film world.
High Treason (sound version)
Science Fiction192968 mins
Extravagantly-mounted futuristic sci-fi, now with added sound, although still with the world's two power blocs at loggerheads.
Pirates of 1920
A rip-roaring adventure tale with a nod to Jules Verne, as a band of futuristic cut-throats terrorise the skies in their trusty airship.
High Treason (silent version)
Science Fiction192975 minsSilent
A terrorist plot plays out on a backdrop of towering skyscrapers, bullet-railways and silver lamé in this vintage vision of London's future.