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Delve into the past and discover the London of days gone by! Housed together in this boxset are the forgotten gems of British Cinema. Each film opens a different window onto the history of the city, from the menace of the post-war period to the joie de vivre of the swinging sixties, taking the viewer on a nostalgic journey through the vibrant neighbourhoods of the East End, the seedy yet seductive streets of Soho, and the vital, lively docks of the river.
Pool Of London - Two sailors on shore leave get inadvertently caught up in a crime as murky as the great river itself. For one of them, Johnny, life is further complicated when he falls in love, with his passion for Pat, a local ticket seller, forming one of the first inter-racial relationships in British film.
The Yellow Balloon - A young boy is involved in an accident, and, guilt-ridden, falls prey to an unscrupulous criminal who wishes to exploit the child to his own ends. Playing out under the shadows of the recent war, The Yellow Balloon takes the viewer on a trip through the criminal underworld of London, culminating in a heart-stopping chase through the tunnels of the underground.
Sparrows Can't Sing - There’s panic in Stepney; from the stalls in the street to the bar of the Red Lion the word goes out: tearaway Charlie Gooding is back from two years at sea, and on the way home to his old stamping grounds. When he discovers that his errant wife Maggie has moved in with the local bus conductor, he sets off to track her down – and win her back.
The Small World Of Sammy Lee - The Small World of Sammy Lee is just around any corner in Soho. Peopled by the pimps, the punters, the brasses and the bookies, and scattered with Peepshows, just like the sleazy club where Sammy Lee comperes the strip-tease. Sammy Lee is worried. When you owe money to a bookie like Conner, you’re entitled to be worried. Particularly when his muscle men are coming in a few hours to collect in cash… or exact revenge.
The London Nobody Knows - Based on Geoffrey Fletcher’s book, The London Nobody Knows exposes the real London of the swinging sixties. With James Mason (North by Northwest) as our guide, we are led on a tour of the weird and wonderful pockets of London from abandoned music-halls to egg breaking factories. A unique piece of film history.
Les Bicyclettes De Belsize - An enchanting musical love story about a young man who falls for a model after seeing her picture and then takes to the streets on his bicycle to find her... Shot in North London in 1968, the film perfectly captures the fashions, verve and innocence of the time. An absolute gem.
Sound: Dolby Digital
Main Language: English