Great British Actors: Dirk Bogarde Box Set Vol II (DVD)
Nicknamed the Idol of the Odeon Dirk Bogarde was one of Britain s greatest actors. In this collection of Hidden Gems from his collection of leading roles Dirk Bogarde demonstrates his versatility in a variety from comedy to film noir. In Boys in Brown (1949) Bogarde stars as young offender Alfie Rawlins alongside other British films great Richard Attenborough and Jack Warner in this 1940 s crime drama set in a post war borstal. Rawlins is a petty criminal but displays an innocent charm that becomes integral to the plans of the inmates to escape. Hunted (1952) is an award winning film and a film noir classic. Director Charles Crichton superbly captures working class life in post war Britain (in the early 1950 s) with the gritty but sensitive British drama. Also made in 1952 Penny Princess is a charming 1950 s British farce with Bogarde in one of his early comedy lead roles. The Spanish Gardener (1956) was nominated for the Golden Bear award at the Berlin international film festival and sees Bogarde in one of his most sensitive roles as he befriends a young boy and his overbearing father. The Singer not the Song (1961) sees Bogarde star opposite another screen great, John Mills, as the moody cowboy Anacletto. Dressed in black leather Anacletto cuts an intimidating presence in this small Mexican town where he and the priest played by John Mills wrestle for the hearts of the residents.
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 10 Feb. 2014