STUDIOCANAL has announced the release of a newly restored version of the
rarely seen classic crime thriller from the celebrated Ealing Studios, THE
GENTLE GUNMAN. Directed by Ealing Studios stalwart, Basil Dearden (The
Captive Heart, Saraband for Dead Lovers, The Goose Steps Out) and Starring
Dirk Bogarde (The Servant, Death in Venice), John Mills (Great
Expectations, Ice Cold in Alex), Robert Beatty (2001: A Space Odyssey,
Where Eagles Dare) and Elizabeth Sellars (The Barefoot Contessa, Forbidden
Cargo), this new restoration of THE GENTLE GUNMAN will be available to own
available to own on Blu-Ray, DVD and on Digital March 7.
Based on the stage play by Roger MacDougall, THE GENTLE GUNMAN is set
within ‘The Troubles’ of the U.K in 1941.
Following an intricate restoration process, the film, accompanied by new
extras material, is the newest addition to the VINTAGE CLASSICS collection.
At the height of World War II, Terry (John Mills) and his younger brother
Matt (Dirk Bogarde) are undercover IRA foot-soldiers working in London. But
while Matt is fully committed to the cause, Terry is now beginning to
question their violent methods. When two fellow IRA members are arrested,
the brothers are asked to break them out. Will Terry follow his orders, or
will his misgivings put the two in harm’s way?