Lease of Life 1954 Technicolor DVD Region One Approx. 95 min.
Starring: Robert Donat, Kay Walsh, Adrienne Corri and Denholm Elliott. Directed by Charles Frend. Written by Eric Ambler.
The parson of a small rural community knows he is dying and this makes him reconsider his life so far and what he can still do to help the community and his family.
“It is a role charged with selfless devotion to others and to a high ideal, and Mr. Donat imbues it with such fervor and gentle sincerity as to recall his touching performance of the old teacher at an English boys' school (Goodbye, Mr. Chips). There is about his dying parson an air of fine genteel poverty and quiet decay. Mr. Donat makes the gallant preacher a man to be pitied and admired. – The New York Times
Calling the Tune 1936 B&W DVD Region One Approx. 75 min.
Starring Adele Dixon, Sally Gray and Sam Livesey. Directed by Reginald Denham and Thorold Dickinson. Written by Basil Mason and Reginald Denham. Based on the play written by the Irish MP and novelist, Justin Huntly McCarthy.
The story of the love between the daughter of a record manufacturer and the son of the man he had cheated – set during the early days of the gramophone industry.
“As an historical record this movie is absolutely fascinating, but as entertainment it works pretty surprisingly too, especially at its exciting climax.” – TV Notes Guide