• JUST WILLIAM TRILOGY

JUST WILLIAM TRILOGY

Based on the books written by Richmal Crompton

William is an eleven year old boy, eternally scruffy and frowning. William and his friends, Douglas, Henry and Ginger, call themselves the Outlaws, and meet at the old barn in Farmer Jenks' field. The Outlaws are sworn enemies of the Hubert Laneites with whom they frequently clash. William's family, his grown up red-haired sister Ethel and brother Robert, caring mother and stern father, and never ending supply of elderly aunts cannot understand William. Only his mother has any sympathy for him.

Presented here are all three of the Just William films on one DVD.

JUST WILLIAM
1940

Starring Dicky Lupino

PLOT:
The mischievous William enlists the help of his friends to help get his father elected to the city council. Unfortunately, the children find themselves accidentally involved in helping two jewel thieves to escape. Feeling bad about this, and to redeem themselves, they begin to investigate a rival candidates illegal conspiracy. But will their involvement help Williams father to win the election?

CAST:
Richard Lupino  ....  William Brown (as Dicky Lupino)
Fred Emney ....  Mr. Brown
Basil Radford ....  Mr. Sidway
Amy Veness ....  Mrs. Bott
Iris Hoey ....  Mrs. Brown
Roddy McDowall ....  Ginger
Norman Robinson ....  Douglas
Peter Miles ....  Henry
David Tree ....  Marmaduke Bott
Jenny Laird ....  Ethel Brown
Simon Lack ....  Robert Brown
Aubrey Mather ....  Fletcher

RUNNING TIME: 72 MIN
Release Date: 20 July 1940

Look out for a very young Roddy McDowall as Ginger, before he went off to Hollywood!



JUST WILLIAMS LUCK
1947

Starring William Graham

In this, the second of the Just William films William decides to become a junior-league "righter of wrongs" by forming the "Nites of the Square Table" with his mischevious little pals. They promptly set about haunting the local abandoned mansion so they can have it to themselves. Little do they know a gang of crooks is also using the house as a headquarters.

CAST:
William Graham - William
Garry Marsh - Mr. Brown
Jane Welsh - Mrs. Brown
Hugh Cross - Robert Brown
Leslie E. Bradley - The Boss
A.E. Matthews - The Tramp
Muriel Aked - Emily, the Brown's Maid
Brian Roper - Ginger
James Crabbe - Douglas
Brian Weske - Henry
Hy Hazell - Gloria Gail
Peter Davis - member of Hubert's Gang
Michael Medwin - member of The Boss's Gang
John Martell - member of The Boss's Gang
Ivan Craig - The Boss's Gang
Michael Balfour - Jenks
John Powe - Glazier
Joan Hickson - Hubert's Mother
Patricia Cutts - Gloria's Secretary
Anna Marie - Masseur
John O'Hara - Hubert's Gang

RUNNING TIME: 90 MIN
Release Date: 17 December 1947




WILLIAM AT THE CIRCUS
1948
Also released as: WILLIAM COMES TO TOWN

Starring William Graham

William at the Circus was released in 1948 and was written and directed by Val Guest. Starring William Graham as William Brown and featuring Garry Marsh as Mr. Brown and Jane Welsh as Mrs. Brown. A rare classic British Film.

Cast:
William Graham  ....  William Brown
Garry Marsh ....  Mr. Brown
Jane Welsh ....  Mrs. Brown
A.E. Matthews ....  Minister
Muriel Aked ....  Emily
Hugh Cross ....  Robert Brown
Kathleen Stuart ....  Ethel Brown
Michael Medwin ....  Reporter
Jon Pertwee ....  Superintendent
Brian Roper ....  Ginger
James Crabbe ....  Douglas
Brian Weske ....  Henry
 
PLOT:
William's attempts to secure more pay and shorter hours for schoolboys.
In this, the last of the Just William films, William heads off to London to see the Prime Minister in order to get a better deal for children. He even tries to crash the Prime Minister's home to offer him financial advice and to demand shorter school hours and bigger allowances for schoolboys. In so doing, William almost ruins his chances of going to the circus which his parents have promised him -  if he keeps his promise to stay out of trouble! But, with just a little help from the PM, he finally gets his wish.
Shot in association with Bertram Mills Circus.

RUNNING TIME: 90 MIN
Released: 1948

 

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