Rank Collection: British War Collection

Rank Collection: British War Collection

Director: Anthony Asquith, Brian Desmond Hurst, Guy Green, Ralph Thomas

Cast: Anthony Asquith, Brian Desmond Hurst, Guy Green, Ralph Thomas

     
 
In all of British cinema, arguably no one could produce war-themed dramas with the qualitative consistency of mogul J. Arthur Rank. Rank fared particularly well with World War II sagas that took place at home and abroad, four of which appear in this deluxe box set. Included are: Above Us the Waves (1955), directed by Ralph Thomas and starring John Mills - about

Overview

In all of British cinema, arguably no one could produce war-themed dramas with the qualitative consistency of mogul J. Arthur Rank. Rank fared particularly well with World War II sagas that took place at home and abroad, four of which appear in this deluxe box set. Included are: Above Us the Waves (1955), directed by Ralph Thomas and starring John Mills - about a British submarine's attempts to destroy a Nazi warship; The Malta Story (1953), directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Alec Guinness, about a reconnaissance photographer who attempts to stave off the Italian invasion of Malta; Sea of Sand (1958), directed by Guy Green and starring Richard Attenborough, about a British patrol's efforts to blow up an Axis fuel dump; and The Way to the Stars (1945), a sprawling Anthony Asquith drama about the various men stationed on a British airfield.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/06/2011
UPC:
0089859895029
Source:
Vci Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
6:51:00
Sales rank:
15,507

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alec Guinness Capt. Ross
John Mills Cmdr. Frazer,Peter Penrose
Richard Attenborough Trooper Brody
Jack Hawkins Air Commanding Officer
John Gregson Capt. Williams,Lt. Alec Duffy
Michael Redgrave Lt. David Archdale
Anthony Steel W/C John Harllctt
Donald Sinden Lt. Tom Corbett
Douglass Montgomery Johnny Hollis
Mikey Craig Capt. Cotton
Bonar Colleano Joe Friselli
Michael Medwin Smart
Muriel Pavlow Maria
Vincent Ball Sgt. Nesbitt
Flora Robson Melita
Percy Herbert Trooper White
Trevor Howard Squadron Leader Carter
Renée Ashershon Joan
Rosamund John Miss Toddy Todd

Technical Credits
Anthony Asquith Director
Brian Desmond Hurst Director
Guy Green Director
Ralph Thomas Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Rank Collection: British War Collection - The Way To The Stars
1. Half-Penny Field [9:26]
2. Training Penrose [7:47]
3. The Happy Pair [8:24]
4. 43 Trips - 1 Tour [8:58]
5. A Bad Show [10:15]
6. The 8th Air Force [8:36]
7. Culture Clash [7:21]
8. Celebration [12:19]
9. Called Home [4:07]
10. Station Dance [8:57]
11. Enaged! [11:02]
12. The Bright Star [6:44]
Disc #2 -- Rank Collection: British War Collection - Sea Of Sand
1. Intro [2:32]
2. I.R.G.D [5:43]
3. Nobody Lives Forever [10:12]
4. We Hit Something! [10:55]
5. Landmines [11:50]
6. Single File [8:29]
7. What's The Damage? [9:25]
8. Any Sign Of That Aircraft? [8:11]
9. He Knows It Too [6:32]
10. What A Day [8:42]
11. Take Them On [5:26]
12. Credits [6:20]
Disc #3 -- Rank Collection: British War Collection - The Malta Story
1. Intro [6:27]
2. Malta Life [7:31]
3. Trains and Trams [4:52]
4. Maria [3:52]
5. Bring An Umbrella [8:02]
6. Looming Invasion [7:45]
7. We Will Not Shrink [4:55]
8. A Siege [6:20]
9. Delighted To See Them [14:33]
10. Why Were You Sent Here? [11:52]
11. The Ohio [11:23]
12. Maximum Effort [11:33]
Disc #4 -- Rank Collection: British War Collection - Above Us The Waves
1. Intro [1:27]
2. Captured News Reel [7:59]
3. What We Need Now [6:34]
4. Damn Fine Show [5:30]
5. She's Loose [7:03]
6. Let's Go For A Walk [7:49]
7. Side Cargo [8:25]
8. Mine! [14:31]
9. We're Through [12:32]
10. Getting Stuffy [12:02]
11. Standby To Bailout [10:53]
12. The End [:12]

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