Four British dramas from the 1960s. In 'No Love for Johnnie' (1961) Peter Finch stars as a parliamentary MP whose thirst for greater power leads him into political intrigue. Johnnie Byrne (Finch) is an ambitious Labour MP whose hopes for personal glory are raised when his party triumphs in a general election, but Johnnie is overlooked for a role on the front benches. To make matters worse, his wife, Alice (Rosalie Crutchley) also leaves him because of his insistence on keeping two mistresses, including the youthful Pauline (Mary Peach). When Johnny is approached by a couple of fellow backbenchers for help in a scheme that may destabilise the government but advance their careers, Johnny is faced with an important choice. In 'The Beauty Jungle' (1964) a young woman finds a new career as a beauty queen. Typist Shirley Freeman (Janette Scott) is encouraged by newspaper man Don Mackenzie (Ian Hendry) to enter a beauty pageant while on vacation. After winning she decides to quit her job and become a full-time contestant, proving to be very successful. However, her success won't last forever. In 'Flame in the Streets' (1961), racial tensions are explored in early 1960s England, starring John Mills and Sylvia Sims. Jacko Palmer (Mills) is a union man who has to confront the prejudices of his members when a black foreman (Earl Cameron) is appointed, and the members threaten to strike. When he discovers that his daughter (Sims) wants to marry Jamaican schoolteacher Peter Lincoln (Johnny Sekka), however, Jacko must confront his own prejudices. In 'Nobody Runs Forever' (1968), starring Rod Taylor and Christopher Plummer, Australian police sergeant Scobie Malone (Taylor) is sent to London to arrest High Commissioner Sir James Quentin (Plummer), who is currently engaged in sensitive peace talks, on the suspicion of murdering his first wife 25 years previously. Malone allows Quentin a few days to finish his work before taking him back to Australia and during this time stays with the suspect and his second wife Sheila (Lilli Palmer) in their home. Complications arise, however, when Malone finds himself having to prevent Quentin's assassination at the hands of a ruthless group of spies.

Great British Movies: 1960s

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Number of Discs
4
Release Date
26/07/2021
Studio
Strawberrry
format
DVD / Box Set
Duration
404
Certificate UK
12

Four British dramas from the 1960s. In 'No Love for Johnnie' (1961) Peter Finch stars as a parliamentary MP whose thirst for greater power leads him into political intrigue. Johnnie Byrne (Finch) is an ambitious Labour MP whose hopes for personal glory are raised when his party triumphs in a general election, but Johnnie is overlooked for a role on the front benches. To make matters worse, his wife, Alice (Rosalie Crutchley) also leaves him because of his insistence on keeping two mistresses, including the youthful Pauline (Mary Peach). When Johnny is approached by a couple of fellow backbenchers for help in a scheme that may destabilise the government but advance their careers, Johnny is faced with an important choice. In 'The Beauty Jungle' (1964) a young woman finds a new career as a beauty queen. Typist Shirley Freeman (Janette Scott) is encouraged by newspaper man Don Mackenzie (Ian Hendry) to enter a beauty pageant while on vacation. After winning she decides to quit her job and become a full-time contestant, proving to be very successful. However, her success won't last forever. In 'Flame in the Streets' (1961), racial tensions are explored in early 1960s England, starring John Mills and Sylvia Sims. Jacko Palmer (Mills) is a union man who has to confront the prejudices of his members when a black foreman (Earl Cameron) is appointed, and the members threaten to strike. When he discovers that his daughter (Sims) wants to marry Jamaican schoolteacher Peter Lincoln (Johnny Sekka), however, Jacko must confront his own prejudices. In 'Nobody Runs Forever' (1968), starring Rod Taylor and Christopher Plummer, Australian police sergeant Scobie Malone (Taylor) is sent to London to arrest High Commissioner Sir James Quentin (Plummer), who is currently engaged in sensitive peace talks, on the suspicion of murdering his first wife 25 years previously. Malone allows Quentin a few days to finish his work before taking him back to Australia and during this time stays with the suspect and his second wife Sheila (Lilli Palmer) in their home. Complications arise, however, when Malone finds himself having to prevent Quentin's assassination at the hands of a ruthless group of spies.

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Director: Ralph Thomas
Director: Val Guest
Director: Roy Ward Baker
Producer: Betty E. Box
Producer: Val Guest
Producer: Roy Ward Baker
Writer: Nicholas Phipps
Writer: Mordecai Richler
Writer: Val Guest
Writer: Robert Muller
Writer: Ted Willis
Writer: Wilfred Greatorex
Music: Malcolm Arnold
Music: Laurie Johnson
Music: Philip Green
Music: Georges Delerue
Cinematographer: Ernest Steward
Cinematographer: Arthur Grant
Cinematographer: Christopher Challis
Actor: Peter Finch
Actor: Stanley Holloway
Actor: Mary Peach
Actor: Rosalie Crutchley
Actor: Donald Pleasence
Actor: Hugh Burden
Actor: Ian Hendry
Actor: Janette Scott
Actor: Ronald Fraser
Actor: Edmund Purdom
Actor: Jean Claudio
Actor: Kay Walsh
Actor: Norman Bird
Actor: Janina Faye
Actor: Tommy Trinder
Actor: David Weston
Actor: Peter Ashmore
Actor: John Mills
Actor: Sylvia Syms
Actor: Brenda De Banzie
Actor: Wilfrid Brambell
Actor: Earl Cameron
Actor: Johnny Sekka
Actor: Christopher Plummer
Actor: Rod Taylor
Actor: Lilli Palmer
Actor: Camilla Sparv
Actor: Daliah Lavi
Actor: Edric Connor
Actor: Calvin Lockhart
Actor: Leo McKern
Actor: Lee Montague
Actor: Russell Napier
Actor: Derren Nesbitt
Actor: Clive Revill
Actor: Charles Tingwell
Actor: Franchot Tone

Main Format
DVD
Keyword Index
Great British Movies: 1960s|Peter Finch
Colour
Col & B/W
Region
Region 2
Extras 1
High Definition extras tbc
Extras 2
Language(s):English, InteractiveMenu
Catalogue Number
STW0209
Alternative Title
No Love for Johnnie/The Beauty Jungle/Flame in the Streets/Nobo..

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