Renown Pictures Ltd Film Club Newsletter

May 2014

Dear Club Members,

We had a great email last month from John G. Acton, OBE LRAM, which we would like to share with you. John is 93 years old but was 16 when he appeared with thirteen other �Juvenile Pianists� in our film 'Talking Feet'. Says John, �I was excited beyond measure when my eldest son Thomas presented me with a copy of your remastered film, 'Talking Feet'. Am I the sole survivor of the 14 Juveniles? I am hoping I might contact one or two and let them know of this wonderful film of the past.� If any of our club members know of any other cast members do get in touch. John writes an online blog about his experiences � go to

http://pianist-storyteller.blogspot....king-feet.html

copy and paste the above line into your browser address bar.

As a Club Special this month, we would like to offer you the chance to add to your Renown collection with a copy of 'Talking Feet' for just �6 including postage! Cast: Hazel Ascot, Jack Barty, Davy Burnaby, Enid Stamp-Taylor.

This month we have two very interesting releases. Firstly, another LOST film, �One of the 75 Most Wanted Films listed by the British Film Institute as Missing, believed lost,� which, thankfully, Renown has found � 'It�s in the Bag' with a Free Bonus Colour Short, 'Miss McTaggart Won�t Lie Down'. Also, 'Thunder Rock', starring Michael Redgrave in one of his finest performances.

Next month we bring you 'Sons of the Sea', the only British film shot in Dufaycolour along with some Club Members Special Titles. Do keep your requests coming.

Best wishes, Noel, Sarah & Neill


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Our first release for May 2014

'Thunder Rock'

An excellent supernatural drama starring Michael Redgrave.

�... ('Thunder Rock') succeeds in creating an atmosphere that is at once haunting, mournful and inspiring. As a writer disillusioned by the world�s complacent response to fascism, Michael Redgrave gives one of his most complex and tormented performances, as he regains the crusading spirit from his encounters with the victims of a shipwreck that occurred years before on the rocks near the lighthouse he now tends. With a bullish contribution from James Mason and truly touching support from ghostly �migr� Lilli Palmer, this is one of the Boulting brothers� finest achievements.�

... RADIO TIMES

Directed by: Roy Boulting

Cast: Michael Redgrave, Barbara Mullen, James Mason, Lilli Palmer, Finlay Currie, Frederick Valk, Sybille Binder, Frederick Cooper, Jean Shepherd, Barry Morse, Harry Miles Malleson, Bryan Herbert Flanning.

Year of Production: 1942

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Our second release for May 2014

'It�s In The Bag'

Our second release this month is a long awaited release. The lost film 'It�s In The Bag' � starring the famous sisters: Elsie and Doris Waters, along with Ernest Butcher and Irene Handl. We have also included a Free Bonus Short Colour Film for you: 'Miss McTaggart Won�t Lie Down' starring Barbara Mullen.

Directed by: Herbert Mason

Cast: Elsie & Doris Waters, Irene Handl, Ernest Butcher, Lesley Osmond, Gordon Edwards, Reginald Purdell, Vera Bogetti, Anthony Holles, Megs Jenkins, AND Tony Quinn.

Year of Production: 1944

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'Miss McTaggart Won�t Lie Down'

Directed by: Francis Searle

Cast: Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn, Andrew Downie, Pat Mason, Katharine Page, Jack Lambert.

Year of Production: 1966

MEMBERS� DEAL �20 for BOTH of these RENOWN NEW RELEASES saving you �5.98 with FREE UK POSTAGE!

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CLUB MEMBERS� SPECIAL OFFER

'The Silver Darlings'

A rugged tale of the life of herring fishermen set on the remote North East coast of Scotland. These fishermen refer to the herring as their �Silver Darlings�. The men who risk their lives daily, at sea, also face the peril of the British Navy press gangs who prey on the small crofting communities along the coastline. Helen Shingler plays Catrine, the wife of a fisherman who was �pressed� into service by the navy and never returned. She is pursued by Roddie, (Clifford Evans), � the lead figure in the fishing community. Catrine�s only son Finn, (Murdo Morrison), warms to the relationship after a dramatic cliff rescue where Roddie risks his own life to save the boy.

Club Members only �6.00 !!!!

FREE POSTAGE (UK Only) for Club Members.

NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

Directed by: Clarence Elder

Cast: Norman Williams, Christopher Capon, Stanley Jay, Murdo Morrison, Helen Shingler, Carl Bernard, Harry Fine, Phyllis Morris, Clifford Evans.

Year of Production: 1947

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CLUB MEMBERS' SPECIAL

�TALKING FEET� & �THE SILVER DARLINGS'

�6 EACH

with FREE UK POSTAGE!

NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE

Should you wish to take us up on these offers, please use one of the following methods:

Order by Post:

Please let us know what you would like with the order form attached and pop a cheque or postal order in the post made payable to: Renown Productions Ltd and send to:

Renown Pictures, PO Box 592, Kings Langley, Herts, WD4 4DB.

Or call our order hotline now:

FREEPHONE 0808 178 8212

and order directly with one of our team.

Alternatively, you can order at our webshop
online: WWW. RENOWNFILMS.CO.UK

Enter the following codes at checkout where the total discount will be deducted on the final page prior to payment:

MAY142 for both Renown Releases for �20
MAY141 for one of the Renown New Releases only at just �10.99 each

www.renownfilms.co.uk



Renown Pictures Ltd May 2014