Adelphi Films Ltd & Advance Films

A Unique Collection of British Films from the 1940s and 1950s

The Adelphi Films Collection:

The Adelphi Films story

Adelphi Films Limited was a major producer and distributor of British films throughout the 1940s and 1950s. It produced and distributed numerous feature films, more than 40 of which form this special collection. Advance Films was its sister production company.

Adelphi Films is a family business, founded by Arthur Dent and managed by him and his two sons Stanley and David Dent. It is now managed by Arthur Dent’s grand daughter Kate Lees. The company retains rights and ownership of the catalogue and the material which is held and preserved by the BFI.