Adelphi Films: A Very British Rediscovery

Founded by film industry veteran Arthur Dent in 1939, Adelphi Films produced more than 30 features. After decades sitting in a suburban garage, the films were rediscovered by Kate Lees, Dent's granddaughter, and are now being restored by the BFI National Archive.

Sun 13 May, 5.30


Director: Maurice Elvey. Starring: David Tomlinson, Diana Dors, Bonar Colleano. UK 1953. 82 mins.

A delicious dose of sparkling vintage comedy starring Britain's blondest bombshell, the ever-popular Diana Dors. With David Tomlinson and Sid James.

We are delighted to welcome Kate Lees from Adelphi to introduce this screening.

Sun 20 May, 5.30


Director: John Guillermon. Starring: John Gregson, Joan Rice, Freda Jackson. UK 1954. 86 mins.

An ambitious drama of day-to-day life in a department store. The top-notch ensemble cast includes Dora Bryan, Vera Day, John Gregson, Thora Hird, Sid James, Joan Rice, Prunella Scales, Richard Wattis and many more.

Sun 27 May, 5.30


Director: Maurice Elvey. Starring: James Hayter, Thora Hird, Diana Dors. UK 1953. 81 mins.

Goals and glamour abound in this footballing comedy featuring scandal, intrigue and the fabulous Thora Hird (as well as the divine Ms Dors).




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