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PR: Aldwych Farces: volume 3 [Network]

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:30 pm
by Mr_Wolf
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A series of now-legendary stage comedies from the 1920s and '30s, the Aldwych Farces broke theatre box-office records and made the transition to celluloid with a run of hit films – making stars of Tom Walls, Ralph Lynn and Robertson Hare. Most were penned by leading comic playwright Ben Travers and peopled by a regular cast of silly-ass aristocrats, battleaxe wives and put-upon husbands; nimble wordplay and finely crafted buffoonery were their hallmarks and the public loved them.

Though only ten adaptations were made on film, the influence of these enduringly popular films was great and can be seen in some of the key British comedies from the first half of the 20th century. This ongoing range will include not only the Aldwych Farces themselves but those films that they influenced. They are presented here as brand-new transfers from original film elements in their original aspect ratio.

FIGHTING STOCK (1935)
Feuding, intrigue and blackmail put a brigadier-general's fishing holiday on hold.
Black and White / 69 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

FOREIGN AFFAIRES (1935)
An ageing aristocrat hatches a plan to secure his dwindling finances. Will it succeed?
Black and White / 69 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

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Re: PR: Aldwych Farces: volume 3 [Network]

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:25 pm
by stanbutler
Great, I was worried the AF collection had stalled at Volume 2 after Jessie Matthews raced ahead to Volume 4. I have these to from VHS but an upgrade will be lovely.

I hope Network won't be leaving out the rarer earliest Aldwych films?

Re: PR: Aldwych Farces: volume 3 [Network]

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:50 pm
by Richard A
Both good ones. Great, I shall look forward to this release.

Re: PR: Aldwych Farces: volume 3 [Network]

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:22 am
by Richard A
BTW I've a suspicion that both the publicity stills shown on the cover are from Fighting Stock.