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  • Gregory's not one I know, Dave.

    Hopefully, I do know these from Blanche Fury (1947):

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    When Blanche (Valerie Hobson) arrives at Clare (sic), the butler is the splendidly-named Townsend Whitling and William the footman is a yet-to-be silver Ned Lynch

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    The gypsy encampment nearby has the already-sighted Dido Plumb in its number and it looks like Paddy Ryan next to him

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    When Blanche gets hitched, at the dance, while Stewart Granger (only a groom to horses) looks down, Jack Mandeville on the right looks gleeful

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    Her later dancing partner is the gallant Mr. Pat Hagan.
    Last edited by Gerald Lovell; 7th August 2017, 11:07 AM.

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    • The demands of the plot involve a load of spectators at an inquest:

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      Where Jim Morris is behind Stewart, and that's Allan Jeayes front right, plus out of shot, in this scene there are further appearances of Hubert Hill (he's also at the wedding dance) and Paddy Ryan, and at a trial:

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      Where Jim Brady gets double duty, as he's also a prison officer in the dock with the accused, and that's Maurice Denham next to Valerie on the front row, possibly with Frederick Kelsey on her other side (Fred's on double duty too as he's a court official as well in this scene) and then Arthur Wontner with Edward Lexy at the end of the row.

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      • He's in the navy (as I think he was):

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        Reg Thomason on the right amused to watch Arthur Mullard bash the mince out of Hal Monty who's All at Sea, which is 9 minutes hauled out of Skimpy in the Navy (1949).

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        • Venturing into The Adventurers (1950):

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          Dennis Price ventures to ask Gregoire Aslan if that's Dido Plumb in the far background

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          And I'd venture that's Lindsay Hooper in the left background as Jack Hawkins joins in for a drink. Another customer in this joint is the "Lon Chaney, Jr. lookalike"

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          And when Dennis prepares to fleece Philip Ray, Walter Horsbrugh and a. n. other, it looks like Pat Ryan has ventured into the restaurant.
          Last edited by Gerald Lovell; 13th August 2017, 10:36 AM.

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          • Not letting sleeping bags lie:

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ID:	10209 "Nudist Paradise" is top of the bill for Bernie Lugg (Bernard Bresslaw) who is fit to bust, but the film has reached the bottom for Anthea Meek (Dilys Laye); meanwhile Leslie Week(e)s is behind them

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ID:	10210 Joan Fussey (Joan Sims) has had enough of the titillation but Sid Boggle (Sidney James) is still keeping abreast of it all; meanwhile Robin Scott and Michael Nightingale at the rear are bosom pals.

            Also in this Carry On Camping scene from 1969 are Richard Nellor, Walter Henry and the Jessie Robins weight-alike.

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            • Taking a break from warbling out his Street Song in 1935:

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              John Garrick, who looks rather like Marius Goring, joins robber Wally Patch for a coffee, though the café proprietor Andreas Malandrinos is more interested in fencing

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              John has to barge his way into Broadcasting House where he will encounter fussy manager Roddy Hughes and the young and slim George Cross, who looks rather like Robert Coote.

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              • Made in Heaven is not quite that, but there are quite a few faces to spot in their 1952 form:

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                Trying to get by on a child's ticket, Hyma Beckley boards the London train

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                Meanwhile, there's the matter of a flitch of bacon to consider and looking like she's had a few flitches herself is committee member Gertrude Kaye. Gertrude can be very briefly seen again shortly after as a passerby outside Victoria Station, but of course still in a hat

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                Inside the station, it's Tony Mendleson who is hatless, if not beardless.

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                • There's a rollicking square dance to attend:

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                  And as Athene Seyler calls out the moves, it looks like George Curtis is banging on the drums. I think we've seen George on drums before in another film

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                  Anyway, the calls and the drums get the crowd going including dark-haired Harold Coyne on the left

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                  Robert Gregory is also on the left as David Tomlinson stomps out of frame abandoning poor Petula Clark, who may have to go downtown by herself.

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                  • During the dance, we get Sonja's Ziemann's flights of Ruritanian fantasy:

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                    Tony Castleton is accordingly one of her fantasies as is Richard Wattis. Odd girl

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                    Oh dear, bandit Dido Plumb too

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                    And ze Count Paul Beradi, getting frisky on the lashings of orange squash he's had.

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                    • Back in the, er, real world:

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                      David Tomlinson accosts slow builder Philip Stainton who's have a quick pint in the local. Jack Sharp makes his second appearance, as near the beginning of the film, he's one of Philip's slow workers

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                      Sergeant Michael Brennan has a darts match to win against Bill Rayment before he can investigate "the face at the window". The face at the bar is unknown

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                      Sonia skips the bus queue; Lindsay Hooper doesn't have the same appeal for David who's offering a lift

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                      David's family has a party and while Athene and Richard are agitated about their bacon with Sophie Stewart and A. E. Matthews, Jack Mandeville is happy to relax with a drink and a pretty girl in the right background

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                      Also at the party with petulant Pet are Michael, Vincent Ball and Jack Carter.

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                      • The fete has a fate in store for those wanting to win the bacon:

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                        Rev. Wattis has an awkward question to ask David as John Lynn blurs by

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                        And it's still awkward when Peter Brace appears

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                        The whole thing's a trial for Lucy Griffiths, who does the announcing. She earlier does the piano playing in a rehearsal scene where she give a rendering of Mendelssohn's "War March of the Priests"

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                        In the refreshments tent, there's a Topham family meeting for A. E., David and Charles Victor, but if you look top left beside Bill Baskiville and Ned Hood looking at the camera . . .

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                        . . . it's Victor Harrington trying to hide from us.

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                        • Lucy's trial must have a jury:

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                          And two of the male jurors are Arthur Howell in the middle and, at this end, I believe it's Roy Everson. Arthur can be sighted in the square dance sequence too

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                          The trial spectators are unfortunately disguised by the poor quality of the print. But at least we can see Jack Armstrong, Frederick Kelsey and Paul Beradi (again). That other fantasy of Sonia's, Tony Castleton, is in some of the shots of the audience too, though as usual the seating arrangements alter every time

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                          A dapper Eddie Boyce prefers the fresh air of the Pinewood gardens, where there would be plenty of a carry on in the future. The "Lon Chaney Jr. lookalike" is also around, and gets (possibly dubbed) lines to utter

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                          And finally, love conquers all: Sonia's true fancy Ferdy Mayne arrives. They are so besotted that they ignore the fine trio of decreasingly-effective comb-overs in front of them, and although his face is not seen, I'm sure the one in the middle belongs to George Spence. Hairstyles most very likely not made in heaven.

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                          • Independently framed in Poet's Pub (1949):

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                            John Wilder enters from left as head waiter Peter Illing and head drinker Derek Bond consult with headroom low John Singer

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                            The pub appears to have extensive manicured gardens (looking awfully like those at Pinewood where the film was made), but Ernie Rice and Jack Sharp are there to appreciate the Elizabethan hits.

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                            • Warning to viewers that Warning to Wantons (1949) is a rather strange story. However, IMDb runs a long list of uncredited cast, but I could only recognise a few of them, along with those absent from the list:

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                              At the convent gates is eunuch, or at least too elderly to bother, gardener David Keir

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                              I think the benign but naïve Mother Superior is Nancy Roberts. Anne Vernon's character is neither

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                              Anne and her grande dame mother Judy Kelly get togged out chez Gilbertier et Cie. An early appearance for grande duchess Aileen Lewis in the background, looking remarkably like the dummy on the right. I think the harried assistant is Olwen Brookes

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                              Gilbertier himself is the fussport par excellence Brian Oulton. No sign of et Cie.

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                              • Suitably attired, Anne goes clubbing with Baroness Ellen Pollock:

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                                Where independently framed on the left is Jack Mandeville

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                                And convivially dating over Ellen's shoulder is Victor Harrington

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                                The entrance of Harold Warrender, as stiff as a board as the Count Anton Kardak, is welcomed by headwaiter Louis Matto.

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