This Happy Breed [BLU-RAY]
Noel Coward’s celebration of the strength and humour of the British working class in times of crisis struck a resounding impact with viewing audiences when first released, and still does to this day. Chronicling the trials and tribulations of the Gibbons family from the end of World War One, Coward’s anthem to British resilience became the most successful film of 1944.
This Happy Breed was David Lean’s first credit as a solo director and was the first in a succession of worldwide hits for him and his distinctive visual style. Both Robert Newton and Celia Johnson preside over the ups and downs of their family with great humour and patience, ably supported by John Mills and Stanley Holloway. This is a High Definition digital restoration from the original film elements.
• Commemorative booklet by noted British film historian Neil Sinyard
DISC ONE (Blu-ray)
• two trailers
• Restoration featurette
• Extensive stills galleries
DISC Two (DVD)
• Two South Bank Shows featuring David Lean
• Original material in PDF format
- Number of Discs
- 1.33:1 / Colour
- Mono / English
- 105 minutes approx