- Wednesday 19th August 2020, 6:15am [Edited]
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Quote: Chappers @ 18th August 2020, 8:03 PM
I'm watching the Pot Carriers. Supposedly a comedy drama although I haven't seen anything to laugh about yet but an OK film. Maybe an influence for Porridge with lots of faces from the time (1962).
I remember people raved about it when it hit the cinemas, with Ronald Fraser being the "new" discovery.
The Final Appointment (1954) .............The Last Appointment - Yank title, GRRR. WHY? Final/Last, what difference?
Another in the series (so I've just discovered) of Ace reporter Mike Billings aka John Bentley who sticks his oar in where it's not wanted with the police, convinced there is a connection between three people - two of whom have been murdered on the same date 5 years apart, with the third one receiving poison pen letters of his demise too.
It turns out that the three of them were on a judgement panel at a court martial during the war and the race is on to find out who the person is connected with that and so find the murderer. Quite a good plot and worth a watch as it's also one of those 60 minute B movie quickies.
The only people of note are fellow reporter Eleanor Summerfield (who I was surprised to find was married to Leonard Sachs for over 40 years until his death), Captain Mainwaring as a dodgy, creepy accountant and, oh look, there's Sam Kydd** again, this time as a small time crook.
** I've now discovered that apparently some years ago there was a "Spot Sam Kydd" game. According to his son Jonathan, his father appeared in some 240 films, some of which have as yet to be listed on the IMDb - if you check his listing there it is mind boggling the career he had, also appearing with just about every comedian/comedy actor you care to mention on TV.