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The Galloping Major and The Flying Scot on DVD, Blu-ray & Digital in August

4 July 2022

Studiocanal has announced two new British titles to be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital as part of its Vintage Classics collection in August, the 1951 comedy The Galloping Major, and the 1957 crime thriller The Flying Scot.


The Galloping Major Blu-ray cover art

THE GALLOPING MAJOR (1951) | DVD, Blu-ray & Digital) | 8 August 2022

Directed by Henry Cornelius (I Am a Camera, Passport to Pimlico) and based on an idea by Basil Radford (The Captive HeartWhisky Galore!), The Galloping Major is part of the Romulus Film Catalogue and features a stella cast of the era including Basil Radford, Jimmy Hanley (The Blue Lamp, The Captive Heart), Hugh Griffith (Oliver!Kind Hearts and Coronets), Janette Scott (School for Scoundrels, As Long as They’re Happy), A.E. Matthews (Laughter in ParadiseWhisky Galore!) and Charles Victor (The RingerMajor Barbara).

After a successful day at the races, Major Arthur Hill (Basil Radford) and Harold Temple (Hugh Griffith) decide to raise a £300 syndicate to buy a certain racehorse. With excited help from their friends (Janette Scott, Jimmy Hanley, Rene Ray, Joyce Grenfell, A. E. Matthews) they get the money, but things don't go so smoothly from here. First, they accidently buy the wrong horse which proves to have more of an affinity for jumping than racing. They then decide to train it themselves as a jumper under the new name "The Galloping Major". However, on the night before the Grand National, the horse mysteriously disappears...


  • NEW Locations featurette with Historian Richard Dacre
  • NEW Betting On Success - Matthew Sweet On The Galloping Major
  • Stills Gallery


The Flying Scot Blu-ray cover art

THE FLYING SCOT (1957) | DVD, Blu-ray & Digital) | 8 August 2022

This compact, claustrophobic British B-movie gem directed by Compton Bennett (The Seventh Veil, Man-Eater) and written by Norman Hudis (writer of six of the Carry On films) and Ralph Smart (Convict 99Where No Vultures Fly), features three very different career criminals, who join forces for a daring robbery attempt aboard the famous London-Glasgow passenger train The Flying Scotsman. Lee Patterson (Airplane 2, Checkpoint) is the man with the audacious plan and Kay Callard (White HunterThe Electric Monster) his glamorous accomplice in this taut heist thriller with echoes of film noir, which also stars Alan Gifford (2001: A Space OdysseyThe Iron Petticoat) and Margaret Withers (Esther WatersThat Dangerous Age).

Dissatisfied with the small profits gained by his petty crimes, Ronnie Cowan (Patterson) attempts to pull off the most sensational train robbery of all time. After learning that the Bank of Scotland periodically sends half a million pounds in notes from Glasgow to London for destruction aboard The Flying Scotsman, he assembles a trusted transatlantic team and a seemingly fool proof scheme is put into action.


  • NEW Interview with Steve Chibnall, Professor of British Cinema - The Flying Scot and the history of the British B-movie
  • NEW Interview with writer & journalist Barry Forshaw
  • Alternate Opening Sequence
  • Stills Gallery