The First Ever DVD release of this 1945 comedy drama which bonus short feature Randle & All That. Born at 50 Wigan Road, Aspull, Greater Manchester on 30th January 1901. Frank was a childhood friend of George Formby and both of them went on to become legends of their time. Frank was just 15 when he first appeared in the theatre as an acrobatic artist (under the name Arthur Twist). It wasn t until 15 years later though that he achieved great popularity as a music hall comedian, whose wild and manic temperament brought a new style of quite risqué, if not downright vulgar comedy to the stage. For ten years Frank Randle ran his own touring company, Randle s Scandals, which played to big audiences all over the country, including headlining Blackpool s distinguished summer-season show. By 1950 he was Britain s highest paid comedian. When You Come Home is Randle s 7th Feature Film. This 1948 Butchers production directed by John Baxter, who was a very sympathetic director with social awareness - Love on the Dole and The Common Touch were good examples, and in this film he brought out another level of Randle s acting ability, other than the usual slapstick. Grandad (Randle) recounts to his grandaughter, his life as a music hall odd job man - a must for all Randle fans. BONUS EXTRA FEATURETTE Randle & All That - Very rare and once thought to be lost, a short variety show of musical and comedy delight, starring Frank Randle who plays an 82 year old cobbler. Also featured are comedy song and dance artists, Arnley and Gloria and the Tumble Duo of Donavon and Byl's.
Release Date: 31 October 2011
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all