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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 29th June 2020, 6:04am
  • England
  • 16,653 posts

Once in a New Moon (1934)

This is just plain weird, and the only reason I watched it, about a village that is ripped out and away from the Earth by a passing dead star and orbits the Earth. The premise then revolves around the local squire trying to take governmental control, but the villagers eventually having none of it.

Flouts so many scientific principles, but why let that get in the way of a good (?) story.

No one of note except for Thorley Walters in his first film and the ubiquitous Wally Patch.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 30th June 2020, 6:09am
  • England
  • 16,653 posts

Burnt Evidence (1954)

Mediocre reviews of this on the IMDb, but I liked it, although yet again the end was wrapped up quickly.

Husband (Duncan Lamont - a face mainly seen on TV) and bit on the side (Donald Gray - never heard of him) vie for the attentions of Lamont's wife (Jane Hylton) and through a series of misunderstandings the two men have a fight in Lamont's workshop where a service revolver is produced, a fire starts and is the shot burnt body the husband or the lover, as both have now disappeared, and crucially did the wife tamper with the evidence and even maybe do the murder.

So, couple of twists to be solved by the Welsh police detective Meredith Edwards (who I always get mixed up with the other Welsh actor **Glynn Houston for some reason) and along the way we see the wonderful Irene Handl in her usual acting role of effecting a posh accent, but not quite pulling it off - she does so make me smile. Brilliant actress.

** Just notice he died today last year aged 93. Belated RIP Mr Houston

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john tregorran

  • Tuesday 30th June 2020, 9:21pm [Edited]
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,104 posts

93's not bad though.
That's reminds me of him as Bunter in the Lord Peter Wimsey stories that were very popular in our house in the 70's.

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lofthouse

  • Tuesday 30th June 2020, 10:20pm
  • Nowhere, England
  • 9,446 posts

Damn

I just noticed they started showing Budgie with Adam Faith

But I missed it

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 30th June 2020, 11:18pm [Edited]
  • England
  • 16,653 posts
Quote: lofthouse @ 30th June 2020, 10:20 PM

Damn

I just noticed they started showing Budgie with Adam Faith

But I missed it

I did mention this over a week ago............................Whistling nnocently

Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 22nd June 2020, 10:29 AM

..............this was not a pop film in the true sense of the word and was quite a good drama. I see Budgie has just started running on TPTV.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Wednesday 1st July 2020, 6:01am
  • England
  • 16,653 posts

Break-In (1956)

Actually, a training film for the Red Caps with most of the cast being Army personnel, but there were exceptions, notably the main suspect to a NAAFI break-in being Jim Dale in his first film and Wilfrid Brambell as the camp cook (no pun intended).

I think I also saw Ray Brooks and Mark Eden but there's no mention of them on the IMDb

Not a bad very short film and worth watching if only to see all the packets of 1950s groceries on the NAAFI shop shelves such as OMO washing powder, VIM cleaner, Shreddies cereal, Smiths Crisps, Quaker Oats and Players Navy Cut cigarettes.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Thursday 2nd July 2020, 6:02am
  • England
  • 16,653 posts

The Black Rider (1954)

With Jimmy Hanley in the main part you know this is going to be a mild spy/fifth columnist "thriller" involving some sort of atomic weapon those (what/who?) are smuggling into the country to wreak havoc with, and to keep nosey people away from their base in an old castle on the coast they use the cover of the dreaded (aarrgh!) Black Rider who turns out to be just a motorcyclist dressed in black waterproofs - aww, shame.

Anyway, the local motorcycle club get involved and save the day. Hurrah!

Nice to see a few old British motorbikes and the likes of Kenneth Connor (briefly as a silly-arse drunk), Mr.Partridge (Hi De Hi - Leslie Dwyer), Edie Martin as "Elderly Lady" (what else?) and the villain of the piece being none other than Lionel Jeffries, against type.

Just about watchable, if only for the bikes.

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john tregorran

  • Thursday 2nd July 2020, 7:36pm
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
  • 1,104 posts

50's for bikes,that's a bit early for me.My father had an Ariel.1000cc massive thing.Made for a side car really but it didn't have one.Top speed about 60 with a good wind.