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Dance Hall (Digitally remastered) - Preview

Dance Hall

Preview by Jack Foley

BOASTING A story by Alexander Mackendrick (Ladykillers, The Man in the White Suit, Whisky Galore!) and from the director of The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt, Dance Hall is a romantic melodrama centred round the life and loves of four working-class women who spend their Saturday nights at the Chiswick Palais dancing to the music of Ted Heath’s Big Band.

It is released for the first time in a digitally remastered form on DVD from Monday, January 21, 2013.

Natasha Parry (Romeo & Juliet, Oh, What A Lovely War!) stars as Eve, whose marriage to Phil (Donald Houston, The Longest Day, Room at the Top) is imperilled when she takes a different partner for an upcoming dance contest.

Her reasoning is that Phil is a lousy dancer, but she loves him all the same; Phil, however, is the jealous type, who doesn’t quite see things Eve’s way. Petula Clark (Goodbye Mr Chips, Finian’s Rainbow) plays Georgie, whose ambition is to become a dance champion with her partner, Peter (Douglas Barr, Hue and Cry).

Among the other familiar faces floating by in Dance Hall are Bonar Colleano, Diana Dors, Sydney Tafler, Gladys Henson, Dandy Nichols and Jane Hylton.

The first ever DVD release of this lost gem from Ealing Studios features a brand new Making Of featurette and a restoration comparison.

Win Dance Hall on DVD

To celebrate the digitally restored release of Dance Hall on DVD on Monday, January 21, 2012, IndieLondon is giving readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

Q. Who stars as Eve in Dance Hall?

Simply send the answer to Dance Hall competition and include your name, address, telephone number and email

Certificate: PG
Running time: 80mins (approx)
UK DVD Release: January 21, 2013