The Good Beginning (PG) is out on DVD as part of Network’s ‘The British Film’ collection on 16th February 2015, RRP £9.99. This delicate and very human drama centres around a newly married couple as they try to negotiate a path through financial insecurity, and the resulting tension that is placed upon their relationship.
John Fraser (The Trials Of Oscar Wilde, Repulsion) and Eileen Moore (The Green Man, An Inspector Calls) take the lead roles, with Peter Jones (The Mixer, The Hitch Hikers Guide To The Galaxy) and then-aspiring ‘50s starlet Lana Morris (Howard’s Way, Trio) among a solid supporting cast.
After their honeymoon, Johnny Lipton and his wife Kit move into their small apartment. Kit runs the flat on a tight budget, for she hopes that one day – with her support – her husband will eventually run his own business. A lack of understanding of each other’s character and aspirations, however, lead to many problems before Johnny and Kit are able to attempt a ‘good beginning’ to their marriage.
The Good Beginning is featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.