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Pre-Order: The Good Die Young (Dual Format Edition)

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Adapted from the novel by Richard Macaulay and directed by Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Alfie) comes this crime thriller starring Stanley Baker, Joan Collins, Gloria Grahame and Laurence Harvey, about an armed robbery

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Released 20 July 2020
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The Good Die Young opens with four men sitting in a car as they prepare to commit a serious crime. Each man’s reason for being involved is then explored…

Mike (Stanley Baker), an injured and ageing boxer unable to find work, Joe (Richard Basehart) is an out-of-work clerk who needs to get to the United States with his young wife (Joan Collins) to escape her unstable mother (Freda Jackson), Eddie (John Ireland) is an AWOL American airman with an unfaithful wife (Gloria Grahame), and Miles 'Rave' Ravenscourt (Laurence Harvey), a 'gentleman' scoundrel with gambling debts and the man who lures the other three.

From director Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Alfie) comes this 1954 crime thriller that promises “Deadly weapons, burning lips, and hot lead!”

Extras
  • Newly remastered by the BFI and presented in High Definition and Standard Definition
  • The Good Die Young (Export Version) (1953, 101 mins, Blu-ray only): made available here for the first time, this extended overseas-only version of the film contains anti-establishment sentiments considered too strong for British audiences of the day
  • When Giants Fought (1926, 31 mins): a contentious but historic bare-knuckle conflict of 1810 is vividly revisited in this power-packed silent boxing drama, with a newly commissioned musical score by Mordecai Smyth
  • Midnight Taxi (1946, 17 mins): a London cabby uncovers the city’s secret nightlife in this surprising plug for post-war National Savings
  • Under Night Streets (1958, 20 mins): after the last tube has gone, an army of underground workers get busy down below
  • Not Like Any Other Director: Lewis Gilbert (1995, 31 mins): Michael Caine introduces the director of The Good Die Young, in this excerpt from an on-stage interview at London’s National Film Theatre
  • Image gallery
  • ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet featuring new essays by the BFI’s Dr Josephine Botting, writer and former assistant to Lewis gilbert, Peter Rankin and full film credits
Additional Information
More Information
SKU 5035673013885
Catalogue Number BFIB1388
Product contents DVD & Blu-ray Editions
Year 1954
Director Lewis Gilbert
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Colour Black & White
Language(s) English
Running time 98 min
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12
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