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    A gentlefolks' girls' school is converted into an upmarket brothel, with furniture handled by Erskins Furniture Removals men Alf Mangan and Tony O'Leary. Tony can also be seen in the later sequence where Warren Mitchell's airship is flying over a field

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    Those involved in making the airship include Phil Parkes (left) . . .

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    . . . also Jack Arrow, David Seaforth centre background and Bill Hibbert. Watched by Dany Robin, Carol Friday is angry because all that making means she's not

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    Lewis Alexander seems to be doing manual labour, but it's all right as it's for 'The Times'

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    But every inch a sergeant, Frank Sieman is taking notes regardless.

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      As Hugh Elton opens up his emporium, Tommy Godfrey is spreading the (dubbed) news

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      At the opening (and closing) night of the house of ill-repute, Vernon Duke gets stuck in as David as Walter has an in-your-shell-like request from the poetic Mike Lennox

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      The cork comes out the champers for the gathered respectable clientele, amongst which I can spot George Holdcroft, Arthur Goodman and Ernest Blythe

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      Another corker for George as he, Graham Tonbridge and Dan Darnelli have a board meeting

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      Lew Hooper is on duty to serve the champers to Peter Evans, Paul Beradi and John Bird. There seems to have been no shortage of extras anxious to be in this film .

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        The chase is on and Martin Lyder, not Bradley Walsh, is one of the flunkies taking part

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        Andrew Andreas is also taking part

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        Meanwhile, it's down to Ned Hood to keep the score

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        And Lionel Murton, it seems, to cheat at strip poker

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        And Wolfe Morris to inscrutably tie up Joanna as Vincent Wong (right) gets ready to join in.





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        • Must be early closing in Thursday's Child (1943):

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          And Vi Kaley doesn't look too pleased her prescription still isn't ready

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          Prescribing ulcers is the province of wild German director Gerhard Kempinski, who leaves in his wake a puzzled propman Jack May, a bewildered continuity chap Ian Wilson and an exasperated AD Ronald Shiner.

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          • It's first in a new year with Once in a New Moon (1934) which has an on-screen cast list with no role attributions, so to add to those which have been given on IMDb:

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            Thorley Walters as Mr. Beamish

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            Charles Paton as Mr. J. Rook

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            And, I think, Vernon Kelso as Mr. J. Trigg.

            The fantasy storyline involves the village of Shrimpton and at a meeting of uncredited residents:

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            As Wally Patch as Syd Parrot ladles on the rhetoric, Vi Kaley looks on from the left

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            And as the village crier announces a general election, George Spence on the right gets his "X" ready.

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            • Happy New Year to fellow sighters.

              Gerald, excellent work with You Must Be Joking (pages 14-15).
              Do you agree the actor with Lionel Jeffries is Bruce Wightman?:



              I'm sure that's him. Compare with his appearance in The
              Human Jungle
              - Fine Feathers (credit to Movie Dude):

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              • Originally posted by cornershop15 View Post
                Happy New Year to fellow sighters.

                Gerald, excellent work with You Must Be Joking (pages 14-15).
                Do you agree the actor with Lionel Jeffries is Bruce Wightman?:



                I'm sure that's him. Compare with his appearance in The
                Human Jungle
                - Fine Feathers (credit to Movie Dude):

                Hello cornershop and yes, that is certainly Bruce hiding fulsome hair under his bowler as Lionel hides less than fulsome hair under his!

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                • Have you reviewed Upstairs Downstairs (1959) yet Gerald? There must be one or two of our old friends in this one.

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                  • I'm still working on Upstairs and Downstairs, but in the meantime, having watched 84 Charing Cross Road (1986), just wondering:

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                    Could the Spurs fans centre be Harold Coyne and Ken Hutchins? The film is not on Harold's list, but it wouldn't be the first time he'd missed one out. He might also be a bus passenger in an earlier scene. I was not really aware of Ken Hutchins in films as late as 1986, but it looks very much like him.
                    Last edited by Gerald Lovell; 6th January 2018, 04:20 PM.

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                    • So, heading Upstairs and Downstairs if not in my lady's chamber in 1959 are:

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                      James Robertson Justice and Michael Craig enjoying one of several meals at Mario's, where a waiter is Louis Matto (serving Victor Harrington), with Arthur Dibbs and Tony Mendleson also present. Roy Everson is there too, albeit out of shot

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                      A reverse shot shows that Jack Dearlove is also on duty as a waiter. He turns up later on too

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                      Also turning up is half the U.S. Navy, attracted by the allure of Claudia Cardinale and it seems to me that the sailor at the back centre is an unusually placid Steven Berkoff

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                      Michael's task is to find a suitable housekeeper and while Rosemary (Joan Hickson) seems just what the doctor ordered, "her sister Emily" (Mary Mackenzie) is just what Rosemary seeks in the drinks order

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                      Back at Mario's the typical 50s expectant father and grandfather let his wife/daughter get on with it as they guzzle the drinks. Headwaiter Tony (Tony Thawnton) meanwhile hands a note of the alcohol bill to the anxious Mario (Eric Pohlmann).

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                      • The search for a housekeeper takes Michael to Wales:

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                        Where a car breakdown at Llandogo leaves him to the tender mercies of garage owner Victor Platt

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                        So letting the train take the strain, Michael finds that strain will be too much for him. Here Vanda Godsell is about his pinch his seat. No-one would dare to pinch the respective seats of Joan Sim, James Ure or Gertrude Kaye, however

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                        I do hope Hyma Beckley is not about to pinch Michael's seat too as he loiters outside the train lav

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                        Oliver Reed and Joe Phelps arrive as Michael fears something will happen when the train's still in the station.

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                          Having secured "excellent housekeepers", Michael and Anne Heywood have a night out at the Royal Festival Hall with bank manager William Mervyn and co., the co. including Aidan Harrington far left

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                          Next morning and next to William's bank, bin man Fred Griffiths (right) finds the wrong type of rubbish has been put out in the wrong kind of bucket

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                          And the police move in when they all realise what "excellent housekeepers" do of a night. Johnny Wyne, Sidney James and John Adams join the startled Anne, Michael and William

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                          The next interlude is a very brief one with the very large housekeeper Jessie Robins I think.
                          Last edited by Gerald Lovell; 6th January 2018, 04:39 PM.

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                            Way out gentlemen Michael and Daniel Massey are tasked to meet the best housekeeper off the train. Charlie Price on the right looks very happy to have met his best lady and Harry Van Engel looks dapper in his best hat

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                            Shirley Lawrence does not take kindly to being accosted by a strange man in a mac on a railway platform. Lindsay Hooper looks on jealously

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                            It's Susan Hampshire that Michael plumps for and Harold Coyne, right, is simply oblivious

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                            He wouldn't be so oblivious if he knew that the best housekeeper was Mylène Demongeot and like flies round a honeypot, Freddie (Pat Ryan), Daniel, Nicholas Parsons and Jeremy Burnham buzz.



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                              Naughty married Nicholas Phipps goes one better and treats Mylène to a dance at The Stoke Hole Club (), where John Howard is showing his moves on the floor

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                              Jeremy then shows his moves on her at a swanky restaurant where Jack Mandeville enjoys a smoke and the promised reappearance of Jack Dearlove who serves up the drinks

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                              In a "no room at the inn" montage, Fred Stroud is the first waiter to serve up nothing

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                              But there is room at the church and it's all a happy ending when Sid marries Madge Ryan through an arch of raised truncheons, including that of Andy Alston (right).

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                              • Originally posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
                                I'm still working on Upstairs and Downstairs, but in the meantime, having watched 84 Charing Cross Road (1986), just wondering:

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                                Could the Spurs fans centre be Harold Coyne and Ken Hutchins? The film is not on Harold's list, but it wouldn't be the first time he'd missed one out. He might also be a bus passenger in an earlier scene. I was not really aware of Ken Hutchins in films as late as 1986, but it looks very much like him.
                                This is one of my favourite films of all time as it combines three of my great passions books, Hopkins and Bancroft. Hopkins is great in these type of roles. He’s a real less is more actor. The bit in which Connie Booth enters the shop and he briefly thinks it might be Helene ( Bancroft) is beautifully played. The suptle range of emotions he shows from joy to disappointment is remarkable. Anne Bancroft is at her best here. Watch her in this, Fatso, Garbo Talks and Night Mother. All great performances.Harold Coyne is definitely on the bus. Ref Thomason is also prominent as a political party candidate and Guy Standeven is in there someone ( maybe doing the conga) but I’ve failed to spot him.

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