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

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
Wide screen (2.39).
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; for language and brief sexuality.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.39:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English dialogue; English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, Duke of, 1769-1852 > Portraits > Drama.
National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain) > Drama.
Art thefts > Investigation > Drama.
Taxicab drivers > Drama.
Fathers and sons > Drama.
London (England) > 20th century > Drama.
Genre: Historical films.
Comedy films.
Crime films.
Motion pictures.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 0 of 3 copies available at Town of Hanover Libraries.


  • 5 current holds with 3 total copies.


5 current holds with 3 total copies.

Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howe Library DVD FIC DUK 31254003789654 New DVDs - Main floor On holds shelf -
Howe Library DVD FIC DUK 31254003789795 New DVDs - Main floor Checked out 08/19/2022
Howe Library DVD FIC DUK 31254003789803 New DVDs - Main floor In transit -

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