Michael Denison and Dulcie Grey formed one of postwar Britain’s most popular screen pairings, and they lead an impressive cast in this adaptation of Josephine Tey’s novel of 1958 – named among the ‘Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time’ by the British Crime Writers’ Association. A mystery based on real-life events, The Franchise Affair has been adapted several times for film, radio and television; this 1950 adaptation is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Young lawyer Robert Blair is called on in desperation by two women, mother and daughter, who live in a large, isolated house known as The Franchise, and have been questioned by the police in connection with a peculiar accusation. As feelings in the local village run high, the police build up a case on a formidable amount of circumstantial evidence – against which Blair can put only the improbability of the charge, and some unsuccessful amateur detection…

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Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Michael Denison

Dulcie Gray

Anthony Nicholls
Director:
Lawrence Huntington
Region:
2
Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
95 mins approx.
studio:
Network

The Franchise Affair

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Michael Denison and Dulcie Grey formed one of postwar Britain’s most popular screen pairings, and they lead an impressive cast in this adaptation of Josephine Tey’s novel of 1958 – named among the ‘Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time’ by the British Crime Writers’ Association. A mystery based on real-life events, The Franchise Affair has been adapted several times for film, radio and television; this 1950 adaptation is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.

Young lawyer Robert Blair is called on in desperation by two women, mother and daughter, who live in a large, isolated house known as The Franchise, and have been questioned by the police in connection with a peculiar accusation. As feelings in the local village run high, the police build up a case on a formidable amount of circumstantial evidence – against which Blair can put only the improbability of the charge, and some unsuccessful amateur detection…

Special Features:

  • Image Gallery

  • Original Promotional Materials PDFs



  •  
  •  
Certificate:
PG
Actor:
Michael Denison

Dulcie Gray

Anthony Nicholls
Director:
Lawrence Huntington
Region:
2
Aspect Ratio:
1.33:1
Number of Discs:
1
Main Language:
English
Run Time:
95 mins approx.
studio:
Network
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