STUDIOCANAL is delighted to announce brand new 4K restorations of THE TECKMAN MYSTERY and WE JOINED THE NAVY, two highly-regarded films from Wendy Toye, the trailblazing British female director of the 1950s and 1960s. One of only two prominent female film directors in the era (Muriel Box was the other), Wendy Toye inspired a generation of female filmmakers to pursue a career in the, to this day, male-dominated film industry.
Available to own on Blu-Ray and on Digital for the first time, brand-new restorations of THE TECKMAN MYSTERY and WE JOINED THE NAVY will be available to own from November 21. A DVD version will also be available on the same day.
The two new restorations come complete with new bonus material, Including the short films Stranger Left No Card (considered one of the best short films ever made), On the Twelfth Day… and The King’s Breakfast. THE TECKMAN MYSTERY and WE JOINED THE NAVY are welcome additions to the ever-expanding Vintage Classics collection
THE TECKMAN MYSTERY (1954)
STARRING: Margaret Leighton, John Justin, Roland Culver, Michael Medwin, Duncan Lamont, Barbara Murray, Meier Tzelniker, George Coulouris
THE TECKMAN MYSTERY is a 1954 British crime mystery, directed by Wendy Toye and starring Margaret Leighton, John Justin, Roland Culver and Michael Medwin. Philip Chance is commissioned by his publisher to write the biography of Martin Teckman, a young airman who crashed and died whilst testing a new plane. But from the moment he arrives home, Philip Chance is beset by a series of ‘accidents’ which indicate strongly that there are people who do not want to see Teckman’s past investigated.
New The Extraordinary Career of Wendy Toye Pt 1, featuring interviews with Film Historian Dr. Josephine Botting and Film Critic Pamela Hutchinson
DVD/Blu-ray Premiere Rarely-seen Cannes prize-winning short film The Stranger Left No Card (1952)
DVD/Blu-ray Premiere Christmas-themed short film On The Twelfth Day… (1955)
WE JOINED THE NAVY (1962)
STARRING: Kenneth More, Lloyd Nolan, Joan O’Brien, Mischa Auer, Jeremy Lloyd, Dinsdale Landen, Derek Fowlds, Denise Warren, John Le Mesurier, Lally Bowers, Dirk Bogarde
WE JOINED THE NAVY is a 1962 British naval comedy starring British film icon Kenneth More, Lloyd Nolan, Joan O’Brien and Mischa Auer Directed by award-winning Wendy Toye. Lieutenant Commander Robert Badger is an excellent naval officer with one major problem. He speaks the truth at the most inopportune times, leading him to be transferred from ship, to shore, and then to instruct at the Royal Naval College. When his remarks are repeated by one of his students to his father, an anti-military Member of Parliament he has one last chance to prove himself.
New The Extraordinary Career of Wendy Toye Pt 2, featuring interviews with BFI Curator Jo Botting and film critic Pamela Hutchinson
Visions: Wendy Toye & Sally Potter: Two Directors (1984)
DVD/Blu-ray Premiere short film The King’s Breakfast (1963)
Behind the Scenes stills gallery