An opportunity to buy a brand-new PAL (Region 2) DVD of one of THE great British World War II films made in the 1940s:
The Silver Fleet, 1943, starring Ralph Richardson, with Googie Withers and Esmond Knight
Running Time: circa 84 minutes
The source material is excellent – providing superb picture with great black-and-white contrast and excellent sound quality.
Your brand-new DVD disc will be created from this source material (without any artwork), and will be supplied in a clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD case.
Note that the picture attached is for illustrative purposes only, and is therefore NOT included or offered in this auction.
Following the success of Powell and Pressburger’s “...One of our Aircraft is Missing” (1942), the pair put their name to another story of plucky Dutch resistance. “The Silver Fleet” (director: Vernon Sewell, 1943) was the first film released under the banner of The Archers, and the first in which Powell and Pressburger acted only as producers, although, consistent with the tradition of joint authorship, the screenplay and direction was co-credited to Vernon Sewell and Gordon Wellesley.
IMPORTANT NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:
You will need a multi-region DVD player to play this disc, or you can view it using one of your computer DVD play-back programmes.
Synopsis: War drama.
When the Germans occupy the little Dutch port of Schipsdam, Jaap van Leyden (Ralph Richardson) has two submarines almost completed in his shipbuilding yards. He agrees to complete them for the German Navy - so that he will have the cloak of a collaborationist to hide his activities ads the town's chief patriot. He thus earns the hatred of the townsfolk, but he fools the heads of the German administration, the German navy and the Gestapo.…..
Please read all the details of this listing so you know exactly what you are buying.
What will I receive? Your film will come on a DVD-R disc in a plastic DVD sleeve with no artwork. The title of the film will be written on the sleeve for your convenience.
Region 2 - PAL
Note: This DVD does not contain any menus.
® This film is now in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
® Original British release date: March 1943
® British copyright law states generally that British-made films enter the public domain in the 70th year after the film’s first release. “The Silver Fleet” was first released in 1943 and therefore entered the public domain in 2014.
Ralph Richardson (Jaap Van Leyden)
Googie Withers (Helene Van Leyden)
Esmond Knight (Von Schiller)
Beresford Egan (Kramf)
Frederick Burtwell (Capt Muller)