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    What is the favourite British made US film (ie set in the USA,but made in Britain). Mine,though a television film,was Central Television's Kennedy,made in 1983 and starring Martin Sheen as JFK.

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    A few I like:-



    Dangerous Moonlight



    Sheriff of Fractured Jaw



    Carry on Cowboy



    Hey! Hey! USA!


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    Watched Hey! Hey! USA last night - a very poor professionally recorded copy. It could be that the donor tape/film was poor as well though!



    I still think that Will Hay without Marriott and Moffat is not so good - they seem to rebound of one another. Still, that's only my opinion; they obviously could not make all their films together, all the time. :)
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    The Ghost Goes West

    Joe Macbeth

    Lolita

    Dr Strangelove

    The Shining

    Full Metal Jacket

    Eyes Wide Shut

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    The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw (1958) was actually filmed in Spain, although the interiors and one exterior (Robert Morley's character's garden and estate) were filmed in England. Apparently, the Western town set was left standing after the film was completed and six years later was re-used for the Clint Eastwoood "Dollar" spaghetti Westerns.

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    I think Lords of Discipline was made over here. Ed Bishop featured in it and it was directed by Teeside's own Franc Roddam.

    I believe Kubrick's first film to be made over was Lolita and I recall (it was years ago when I saw it) that a scene representing industrial town USA was a row of terraced houses that could have been filmed in any pit village oop north.

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    Peter Collinson directed his remake of the George Brent and Dorothy McGuire 1946 thriller "THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE" here in 1975. He cast Chritopher Plummer in the lead and left it set in America. I paid money to see this film 30 years ago and all I can remember of it is rain.

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    does The Singer not the Song count

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    </div><div class='quotemain'>dylan:

    The Ghost Goes West

    Joe Macbeth

    Lolita

    Dr Strangelove

    The Shining

    Full Metal Jacket

    Eyes Wide Shut [/b]
    The Shining scared the holy living hell out of me when I was a kid. I remember going with a friend to the movies one Saturday to see something suitably innocuous, and they ran the trailer for The Shining before the movie. All it consisted of was a long version of the scene where the blood comes pouring out of the elevator, but it traumatized me (and every other kid in the audience as well). So much so, that I wouldn't watch the movie until I was an adult, and of course now I like it. I especially like they way Kubrick took pains in leaving the question of whether the hotel was really haunted up to the viewer. Did Jack Nicholson go mad all on his own & were the "ghosts" mere figments of his imagination? Or was he possessed by unseen forces & pushed over the edge? ghostly ghostly

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    </div><div class='quotemain'>JIM:





    I still think that Will Hay without Marriott and Moffat is not so good - they seem to rebound of one another. Still, that's only my opinion; they obviously could not make all their films together, all the time. ) [/QB][/b]
    I wouldn't say that, as the 'solo' MY LEARNED FRIEND and THE GHOST OF ST MICHAEL's are two of my favourite Will Hay movies. That said, the likes of WHERE THERE'S A WILL lack the sparK of OH, MR PORTER and ASK A POLICEMEN.



    Back on topic, I'd say 1960'S CITY OF THE DEAD must be my favourite 'pretend' American movie :)

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    I would have to say "Give Us Our daily Bread / Christ in Concrete" (1949).

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    Superman IV
    I was gonna say Twilight's Last Gleaming with the likes of Bishop, Boa, Murton, but it's actually German-made, as was the Apple.
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    Bugsy Malone!

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    The Shuttered RoomThe Haunting Slaughter High, all exampls, First Man in Space...

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    Ramsbottom Rides Again.

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    There are two:

    I think they're American films with heavy British involvement.

    The Great Escape (1963)

    and...

    The Flight of the Phoenix (1965).

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    The Girl Hunters with Mickey Spillane as his own 'hero', Mike Hammer.

    I would also nominate Floods of Fear with Howard Keel and Harry H Corbett, but that one is actually set in Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cassidy View Post
    Ramsbottom Rides Again.
    Rambottom is set in Canada. :)

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    Spot on
    Quote Originally Posted by Dean Williams View Post
    Rambottom is set in Canada. :)

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