The Gentle Gunman new digital restoration on Blu-ray and DVD
New digital restoration of the classic 1952 film “The Gentle Gunman” with Dirk Bogarde & Elizabeth Sellars.
Directed by Ealing Studios stalwart Basil Dearden and starring Dirk Bogarde, John Mills, Robert Beatty, and Elizabeth Sellars, the new restoration of “The Gentle Gunman” will be available to own on Blu-Ray, DVD and on digital from the 7th of March 2022, available for pre-order now.
Based on the stage play by Roger MacDougall, “The Gentle Gunman” is set during the troubles of the U.K. in 1941. Following an intricate restoration process, the film, accompanied by new extras material, is the newest addition to the Vintage Classics collection.
With Elizabeth Sellars, the supporting cast features many Irish actors, including Eddie Byrne, Joseph Tomelty, Liam Redmond, Michael Golden, Jack MacGowran, Patric Doonan, & more.
2022 marks 70 years of The Gentle Gunman which opened at Marble Arch’s Odeon on the 23rd of October 1952.
The film is set at the height of World War II. Terry (John Mills) and his younger brother Matt (Dirk Bogarde) are undercover foot-soldiers working in London, but while Matt is fully committed to the cause, Terry is now beginning to question their methods. When two fellow members are arrested, the brothers are asked to break them out. Will Terry follow his orders, or will his misgivings put the two in harm’s way?
The director Basil Dearden also worked with Dirk Bogarde on the films “The Blue Lamp” starring Jack Warner, Meredith Edwards, & Anthony Steel; “Victim” with Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, & Peter McEnery; & “The Mind Benders” with Mary Ure.
The cinematographer was Gordon Dines who also worked on films including “Secret People” with Audrey Hepburn, “The Cruel Sea” with Jack Hawkins & Stanley Baker, “Pool of London“, and “These Dangerous Years” with Carole Lesley & George Baker.
Available to own on the 7th March, or via pre-order now, extras in the new release of “The Gentle Gunman” include:
Pre-order the Blu-ray or DVD, due 7th March 2022, via Amazon.
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