The E.J. Fancey Collection

1957
  |  Buy to Own: 20/08/2018
  |  631 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Collection of films produced by Edwin J. Fancey. In 'Fighting Mad' (1957) Glaswegian boxer Mike (Joe Robinson) flees to Canada with his wife after killing another opponent in the ring. There, he starts a new life as a lumberjack but soon finds himself defending his uncle from a gang of criminals who want to seize control of his land. In 'Action Stations' (1959) a forger living in Spain is forced to return home to his criminal past after his daughter is kidnapped. 'Hangman's Wharf' (1950) follows a doctor framed for murder as he tries to prove his innocence with the help of a journalist. The musical 'Rock You Sinners' (1958) revolves around the exploits of DJ Johnny Laurence (Philip Gilbert). With the coming of the rock 'n' roll revolution, Johnny ascends to superstardom but soon becomes vain and egotistical, alienating everyone he knows, including his true-blue girlfriend Carol (Adrienne Scott). 'Down Among the Z Men' (1952) follows a gang of dodgy criminals as they arrive in a small town during World War II to steal a professor's secret atomic formula. Zany antics and madcap tomfoolery ensue as the troupe attempt to pull off their heist - of a Bicarbonate of Soda bomb. In 'Forces' Sweetheart' (1953) three goofy soldiers compete for the affections of pretty songstress Judy James (Hy Hazell). In 'Shadow of a Man' (1955) a drunkard is found dead after his celebratory night out ends with a fight. After initially ruling his death a case of heart failure, the police reopen the investigation as a murder inquiry. In 'The Traitor' (1957), when a former member of a Nazi resistance unit meets with his fellow fighters for their yearly reunion, he realises that many of his comrades have died in mysterious circumstances. He becomes suspicious that one of the unit may have been a Nazi double agent and attempts to discover the traitor... In 'Soho Conspiracy' (1950), after a local church is bombed, press agent Guy Potbury (John Witty) plans a charity concert to help fund the restoration. However, when a lawyer gets involved, the locals of Soho have to join together to save the show. The collection also includes the musical shorts 'Swing Tease' (1940) and 'Twinkling Fingers' (1940), featuring Charlie Kunz and Mark Hambourg, in addition to the documentary shorts 'Who's Crazy' (1950) and 'Today and Every Day' (1948).