Basil Dearden's London Underground

Overview

When British director Basil Dearden perished in an automobile accident in March 1971, at the relatively young age of 60, his demise put an end to one of the most exciting and unique directorial careers in contemporary British cinema. Dearden's work had grown particularly noteworthy in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he left his 'home studio' of Ealing and began to strike notes seldom heard in English movie theaters at that time, with films that explored such issues as race, homosexuality, the legacy of ...
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Overview

When British director Basil Dearden perished in an automobile accident in March 1971, at the relatively young age of 60, his demise put an end to one of the most exciting and unique directorial careers in contemporary British cinema. Dearden's work had grown particularly noteworthy in the late 1950s and early 1960s, when he left his 'home studio' of Ealing and began to strike notes seldom heard in English movie theaters at that time, with films that explored such issues as race, homosexuality, the legacy of Britain's involvement in World War II, and many more controversial subjects. This box set from the Criterion Collection's Eclipse series features four such films. It begins with the 1959 Sapphire, starring Nigel Patrick and Yvonne Mitchell - in the tale of a slain young woman whose death opens a window into the bitter racism belying late '50s London. The second feature in the set, 1960's The League of Gentlemen, concerns a disillusioned veteran (Jack Hawkins) who assembles a cadre of washed-up ex-WWII soldiers to launch a sophisticated heist. The third film in the set, 1961's Victim, stars Dirk Bogarde as a closeted, married homosexual who risks disclosure to thwart a blackmailer preying on England's gay community. Finally, 1962's All Night Long updates Shakespeare's Othello to early '60s London, for the tale of a chaotic, betrayal-ridden anniversary party; the film also contains rare performances by Dave Brubeck and Charles Mingus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • UPC: 715515067317
  • Source: Criterion
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Vistavision (1.66:1)
  • Presentation: Black & White / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Language: English
  • Time: 6:39:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 13,238

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sapphire
1. In the Park [5:10]
2. Another Side [7:21]
3. Family [10:07]
4. Prejudices [7:06]
5. "What Sort of Girl Was She?" [6:23]
6. The Dancing Lawyer [4:38]
7. Lies [6:52]
8. The International Club [4:53]
9. "You Can Always Tell" [4:27]
10. Johnnie Fiddle [9:09]
11. Saturday Night [8:50]
12. Horace Big Cigar [5:09]
13. Hate [11:41]
14. Color Bars
Disc #2 -- The League Of Gentlemen
1. In the Post [3:56]
2. Roll Call [15:28]
3. A Certain Proposition [13:05]
4. Adjutant [6:30]
5. Operation Golden Fleece [7:29]
6. Phase One [18:46]
7. Phase Two [12:10]
8. The Waiting [5:41]
9. Glory Awaits [14:10]
10. Bon Voyage [16:30]
11. Color Bars
Disc #3 -- Victim
1. On the Run [11:01]
2. Too Late [10:38]
3. No Way Out [10:54]
4. The Photograph [5:08]
5. A Lead [7:02]
6. Pen Pals [6:17]
7. Calloway [3:39]
8. The Truth [5:55]
9. Life and Death [7:29]
10. Test-Drive [4:57]
11. A Warning [6:48]
12. Integrity [6:32]
13. The Blackmailer's Charter [9:25]
14. Need [4:36]
15. Color Bars
Disc #4 -- All Night Long
1. Anniversary Party [9:27]
2. Johnny's Big Plans [7:51]
3. Tonight's the Night [8:33]
4. Any Regrets? [6:42]
5. Huffing and Puffing [11:52]
6. Fired [8:31]
7. Sherlock Holmes Bit [6:50]
8. "All Night Long" [5:26]
9. Gossip [12:08]
10. The Tape [10:47]
11. "I Love Nobody" [3:28]
12. Color Bars
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Disc #1 -- Sapphire
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Disc #2 -- The League Of Gentlemen
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Disc #3 -- Victim
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Disc #4 -- All Night Long
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