£8.99 + £1.26 UK delivery
Only 4 left in stock. Sold by RAREWAVES USA

Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£9.68
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: uniqueplace-uk
Add to Basket
£9.69
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Sold by: Empor-online
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Never Let Go [DVD] [1960] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

4.1 out of 5 stars 24 customer reviews

Price: £8.99
Only 4 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by RAREWAVES USA.
6 new from £6.92 4 used from £6.87

LOVEFiLM By Post

Rent Never Let Go on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post
Region 1 encoding. (This DVD will not play on most DVD players sold in the UK [Region 2]. This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV. More about DVD formats)
Note: you may purchase only one copy of this product. New Region 1 DVDs are dispatched from the USA or Canada and you may be required to pay import duties and taxes on them (click here for details) Please expect a delivery time of 5-7 days.
£8.99 Only 4 left in stock. Dispatched from and sold by RAREWAVES USA.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Never Let Go [DVD] [1960] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
  • +
  • Peter Sellers Collection - Comic Icons [DVD]
Total price: £17.98
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video


Product details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007SVMW7I
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 270,720 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Never Let Go is directed by John Guillermin who also co-writes the story with producer Peter de Sarigny. Alun Falconer adapts to screenplay with music by John Barry and cinematography by Christopher Challis. It stars Peter Sellers, Richard Todd, Elizabeth Sellars, Adam Faith and Carol White.

John Cummings (Todd) is a struggling cosmetics salesman who buys a Ford Anglia car from crooked criminal Lionel Meadows (Sellers). When the car is stolen, Cummings, without insurance, finds his job on the line and his marriage facing crisis. Refusing to accept it as just one of those unfortunate things, Cummings starts digging for answers and finds himself in a world of violence, apathy and suicide.

As the classic film noir cycle came to an end, there was still the odd film to filter through post 1958 that deserved to have been better regarded in noir circles. One such film is Britain's biting thriller, Never Let Go. Its history is interesting. Landed with the X Certificate in Britain, a certificate normally afforded blood drenched horror or pornography, the picture garnered some notoriety on account of its brutal violence and frank language. By today's standards it's obviously tame, but transporting oneself back to 1960 it's easy to see why the picture caused a stir. The other notable thing to come with the film's package was the appearance of Peter Sellers in a very rare serious role. In short he plays a vile angry bastard, and plays it brilliantly so, but the critics kicked him for it, and his army of fans were dismayed to see the great comic actor playing fearsome drama. So stung was he by the criticism and fall out, Sellers refused to do serious drama again. And that, on this evidence, is a tragic shame.

What about my car?
Read more ›
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
And that's the problem. Sellers in the role of a criminal car "ringer" is quite convincing - bullying, sadistic, by the end of the film, almost maniacal - except you keep expecting him to trip over the furniture. The film dates from an era when the principal "good guys" and the higher echelons of the police force were expected to have "cultured" accents. The police inspector's strangled vowels verge on the ludicrous/laughable. Elisabeth Sellars (as wife of second rate cosmetics salesman, Richard Todd, whose stolen Ford Anglia is the subject of the film) is just too beautiful to be true in their crummy little flat . . . but that was par for the course in 1960. Everybody smokes . . even Nigel Stock as Seller's "ringer" mechanic. He smokes while he's operating a cellulose paint spray-gun. Could have blown Todd's car and himself to smithereens! The story proceeds at a good pace, but should be seen (if you can!) in the context of its era - I saw it twice as a teenager. The "set piece" acts of retribution - by the young car thieves and later by Sellers himself - against the old newsvendor now look cliched. But generally, the suspense is well held and the final confrontation between Sellers and Todd is (or certainly seemed in 1960) both suspenseful and exciting. Note how Seller's first cruel act, when he slams the radiogram lid onto Adam Faith's fingers, becomes his nemesis when Todd - almost accidentally - slams the car door on Seller's hand in the final (very well directed) fight scene. Adam Faith, Carol White and David Lodge support convincingly . . . rather a pity that they are eased out of the story inconclusively in the final scenes. Black and white - the bras as well as the film! And wheyhey . . those full-on gob kisses!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
In this thriller, actors Richard Todd and Peter Sellers are cast against 'type' and made fascinating viewing. It is a simple story of two men whose worlds eventually collapse upon them and plays out almost like a Greek tragedy. Meadows (Peter Sellers) runs a very successful stolen car racket with the aid of 'heavy' Cliff (David Lodge) and has very nasty, almost psychopathic enforcement methods. His crew include Adam Faith as Tommy Towers who steals cars to order before taking them to the chop house for re-spraying . It all began with Tommy taking the Anglia owned by John Cummings (Richard Todd) an unsuccessful perfume salesman and the story is one of dogged persistence of Cummings determined to get his car back and Meadows determined that he won't.

The narrative follows up the links and establishes the various relationships. Towers has a girlfriend, Jackie (Carol White) who is also Meadows' lover; he reckons that he could show the ex-reform schoolgirl a good time. Poor old Tommy is attacked twice by Meadows as he tried to protect Jackie. Cummings is put on to Towers via the newspaper seller Alfie. From there Cummings latched on to Meadows' seedy operation which is enforced by threats and violence. These shifting relationships are the backbone of the film.

Cummings had always been a dreamer but nothing ever worked out for him - he is a loser who knows himself to be a failure. His sympathetic wife loves him enough to tell him 'I don't care about the car' especially as he has been beaten up by Cliff after forcing an entry into Meadows'garage. The police become involved after the stolen Anglia has been reported. Another link occurs after Alfie is found dead in his room shortly after being visited by Meadows.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Customer Discussions



Feedback