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The Duke /  Cover Image DVD DVD

The Duke / a Sony Pictures Classics release ; screenplay by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman ; directed by Roger Michell.

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 95 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Culver City, CA] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2022.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2020.
Special features: Making the Duke.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martin, Matthew Goode, Heather Craney, Stephen Rashbrook.
Summary, etc.:
Set in 1961 when Kempton Bunton, a 60-year-old taxi driver, stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery's history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government agreed to provide television for free to the elderly. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Only 50 years later did the full story emerge a startling revelation of how a good man set out to change the world and in so doing saved his son and his marriage to Dorothy Bunton.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: R rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English audio; English, French, Spanish subtitles.
Closed-captioned; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 > Portraits > Drama.
National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain) > Drama.
Art thefts > London > Drama.
Genre: Comedy films.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pearisburg Public Library System.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Pearisburg Public Library DVD Du (Text) 00000306789 Adult DVD Available -

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