- Tuesday 20th August 2019, 11:33am [Edited]
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We have one for "TPTV Films" and one for the excellent shorts that are "Glimpses", so as these appear to be regular on that channel, I thought they deserved a thread of their own. They are great, approx. 30 minutes long (with no frills of course) and are based on the true (?) files from Scotland Yard.
"The Mysterious Bullet" (1955)
I won't say what was mysterious about it (never knew there was such a thing, until I Googled it) just in case someone is waiting to watch same.
And who should turn up in this one? None other than Colonel Pritchard from Dad's Army as the S.Y. Inspector - he wasn't in it every week, but go on you can look him up. I recognised him straight away.
AND the ubiquitous (uncredited, even though she played a fairly key part and had lines!!) Edie Martin - The Ladykillers, Too Many Crooks etc. etc. My Goodness! She may have never have had any major parts but she certainly appeared in MANY films with a LOT uncredited. Tiny little old (was she ever young?) lady who always, as is often the case, stole the scene - especially as she did in Too Many Crooks as Terry-Thomas' mother.
I remember that the police cars in around WW2 were nearly always Wolsleys , but I didn't remember them being the monster 6/80 saloons with the little illuminated "Wolsey" badge on top/front of grille.