Ronald Neame (The Odessa File) directs this stately adaptation of Enid Bagnold’s play which tells of a haughty matriarch (Edith Evans, The Whisperers) who employs a governess (Deborah Kerr, The Innocents) with a shadowy past to take care of her troubled teenage granddaughter (Hayley Mills, Take a Girl Like You, Endless Night), and her neglected garden. John Mills (Town on Trial, The Wrong Box) plays the butler who develops a soft spot for the governess, and navigates the fraught interpersonal relationships of the house. A hit with audiences upon its original release, The Chalk Garden benefits from a nuanced screenplay by the great John Michael Hayes (Rear Window) and tasteful photography by Arthur Ibbetson (Where Eagles Dare, Fanatic).

Extras

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with film historians Jo Botting and Lucy Bolton (2021)
  • The BEHP Interview with Ronald Neame (1991): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the acclaimed director in conversation with Roy Fowler
  • An appreciation of Maurice Arnold’s score by author and musician David Huckvale (2021)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Melanie Williams, extracts from interviews and autobiographies, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
studio:
Powerhouse Films
Run Time:
106 mins approx
Director:
Ronald Neame
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Deborah Kerr

Hayley Mills

John Mills
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1964
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
Powerhouse Films

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Ronald Neame (The Odessa File) directs this stately adaptation of Enid Bagnold’s play which tells of a haughty matriarch (Edith Evans, The Whisperers) who employs a governess (Deborah Kerr, The Innocents) with a shadowy past to take care of her troubled teenage granddaughter (Hayley Mills, Take a Girl Like You, Endless Night), and her neglected garden. John Mills (Town on Trial, The Wrong Box) plays the butler who develops a soft spot for the governess, and navigates the fraught interpersonal relationships of the house. A hit with audiences upon its original release, The Chalk Garden benefits from a nuanced screenplay by the great John Michael Hayes (Rear Window) and tasteful photography by Arthur Ibbetson (Where Eagles Dare, Fanatic).

Extras

  • High Definition remaster
  • Original mono soundtrack
  • Audio commentary with film historians Jo Botting and Lucy Bolton (2021)
  • The BEHP Interview with Ronald Neame (1991): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the acclaimed director in conversation with Roy Fowler
  • An appreciation of Maurice Arnold’s score by author and musician David Huckvale (2021)
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery: promotional and publicity material
  • New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
  • Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Melanie Williams, extracts from interviews and autobiographies, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits
  • UK premiere on Blu-ray
  • Limited edition of 3,000 copies
studio:
Powerhouse Films
Run Time:
106 mins approx
Director:
Ronald Neame
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Deborah Kerr

Hayley Mills

John Mills
Subtitle Languages:

English SDH

Theatrical Release Year:
1964
Main Language:
English
Number of Discs:
1
Region:
B
Brand:
Powerhouse Films
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