Pink String and Sealing Wax. From Ealing Studios this roaring melodrama sees Googie Withers as Pearl Diamond, a frustrated innkeeper’s wife who plots to kill her husband after meeting a young unsuspecting accomplice (Gordon Jackson). Directed by Robert Hamer (Kind Hearts And Coronets) and based on the play by Roland Pertwee PINK STRING & SEALING WAX has been fully restored in 2k for the new Blu-Ray release, available from 25 April and also on DVD & EST.
In 1890’s Brighton the young son of a puritanical chemist longs to escape the repressive environment of his family life and the overbearing restraints of his cruel, pious father. Eventually finding refuge in a local tavern he is immediately attracted to the sordid glamour of the drinking classes and the gritty world that they inhabit. He also finds himself becoming infatuated with the tavern’s landlady, which will inadvertently lead to him being drawn into a plot to kill her abusive husband.