BRIGHTON ROCK (1947)This classic Graham Greene story stars Richard Attenborough in perhaps his most iconic onscreen role as Pinkie: a small time hoodlum running a protection racket at a Brighton racecourse. Following the murder of a visiting journalist Pinkie becomes involved with Rose (Carol Marsh) a caf waitress and potentially dangerous witness. Marrying her seems to ensure her silence but events escalate and a trail of killings and double-crossings eventually lead to Pinky’s undoing and a thrilling and memorable climax. Also starring Hermoine Baddeley and William Hartnell the film was produced and directed by the Boulting Brothers. THE SHIP THAT DIED OF SHAME (1955) UK DVD Premiere Attenborough plays George Hoskins one of a trio of ex-Navy men who profit from the post-War poor economic climate in Britain by operating a low key smuggling ring bringing in innocuous items such as wine. When Hoskins falls in with the corrupt Major Fordyce however he insists on stepping up their activities to include arms and counterfeit currency a move that awakens the morals in other of the ship’s crew who decide to put a stop to the escalating criminal activity… Directed by Ealing stalwart Basil Dearden and also starring Bill Owen Virginia McKenna and George Baker THE ANGRY SILENCE (1960)Co-written by Bryan Forbes (The L-Shaped Room The Raging Moon) The Angry Silence is a thought-provoking study of a man who stands up for what he believes in in direct opposition to the wishes and actions of his co-workers. When an unofficial strike is declared at a factory Tom Curtis (Attenborough) struggling to make ends meet and with another baby on the way refuses to stop work. Despite thinly veiled threats of violence Curtis refuses to give in and after the first strike ends he is comprehensively outcast by all his co-workers. Soon a second strike looms and Curtis’ determination and moral stance is again put to the test but are the stakes higher this time? Co-starring Pier Angeli and Bernard Lee the film’s screenplay was nominated for an Oscar and won a BAFTA as well as other prizes at the Berlin Film Festival that year. THE MAN UPSTAIRS (1958) UK DVD PremiereIn a intriguing premise Attenborough stars as the eponymous hero of the title who wakes in the middle of the night stricken by pain and unexplained mental anguish. He reaches out to his neighbours for help but lapses in and out of reason and aggressive behaviour so the police and mental health officers are called. A standoff ensues in which the Police Inspector (Bernard Lee) leans heavily toward a violent solution whilst the neighbours headed by young mother Mrs Barnes (Dorothy Alison) and the Man’s girlfriend (Virginia Maskell) strive for a peaceful approach. A British version of the French classic Le Jour Se Leve.Also includes: DUNKIRK (1958) PRIVATE'S PROGRESS (1956) BROTHERS IN LAW (1957).
Richard Attenborough Collection - 7-DVD Box Set ( Brighton Rock / The Ship That Died of Shame / Priv Richard Attenborough Collection - 7-DVD Box Set Brighton Rock / The Ship That Died of Shame / Private's Progress / Brothers in Law / Dunkirk / The M Young Scarface / PT Raiders / Privates Progress United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: The Ship That Died Of Shame (1955): Ship 1087 and her crew are proud to make a sterling contribution to the coastal defences during the war, but post-war austerity brings lean years for all. Illicit cross-channel smuggling seems like an attractive and lucrative prospect. But from the apparently harmless ferrying of duty-free wine the crew gradually descend into altogether deeper waters, culminating in the carriage of a mysterious fugitive who turns out to be a convicted child-killer. Brighton Rock (1947): The elegant and respectable facade of Brighton hides a sinister underworld, ruled by intimidation and terror. Richard Attenborough stars as Pinkie, a ruthless and sadistic young criminal whose trail of killings and double crossings lead to his eventual downfall when savage justice is finally meted out in a thrilling and memorable climax. Dunkirk (1958): An easygoing British Corporal (John Mills) in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo, the scheme to get the French and British forces back from the Dunkirk beaches. Some come forward to help, others are less willing. The Man Upstairs (1958):The mental breakdown of a guilt-ridden man provides the drama in this fascinating psychological profile that stars Richard Attenborough as a scientist who can't live with himself after he accidentally...Richard Attenborough Collection - 7-DVD Box Set ( Brighton Rock / The Ship That Died of Shame / Private's Progress / Brothers in Law / Dunkirk /
^Richard Attenborough Collection (Brighton Rock / the Ship That Died of Shame / Private's Progress / Brothers in Law / Dunkirk / the Man Upstairs) [Region 2], Studiocanal. Amazon. EAN 5055201802941 (revised Jul 2018)