Aldwych Farces: volume 1

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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.

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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.

Aldwych Farces 01

A CUCKOO IN THE NEST (1933)
A newlywed husband is compelled through circumstances to spend the night sharing a room with an also-married lady friend.
Black and White / 83 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English

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TURKEY TIME (1933)
When two gentlemen try their best to be chivalrous, they find themselves caught on the sticky end of a series of unfortunate misunderstandings.
Black and White / 69 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English


Reference
7954291
Barcode
5027626429140
Classification
TBC
Number of Discs
1
Picture
1.33:1 / Black and White
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
152 mins approx