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  • Originally posted by Big Figure View Post
    I read somewhere that Michael Caine had a very early uncredited non-speaking background part in Wrong Arm of the Law, but I've never been able to spot him.
    Neither have I.

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    • IMDB have him listed as "Police Station PC"

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      • Originally posted by Big Figure View Post
        IMDB have him listed as "Police Station PC"
        I'll look again, but the Police Station PCs are Jack Silk and Ernest Fennemore and I suppose Ernest has a vague similarity to Michael Caine.

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        • Three from the fifties

          Simon and Laura (1955)

          Club Patron - John Howard, Jimmy Lodge
          Props Man - Jimmy Scott
          Actor - Frank Howard (Actor)
          BBC Man - Joe Phelps, N Matthews, Norman Morris
          Child with Family Watching TV - Delene Scott

          Port of Escape (1954)

          Passer-By - Lindsay Hooper
          Policeman - John Adams
          River Policeman - Colin McKenzie
          Sightseer - John Timberlake, Charles Rayford, Vic Chapman, Eddie Eddon
          Photographer - Robert Vossler

          Unknown Male 89 plays a Policeman with dialogue, sadly no credit.

          Blind Spot (1958)

          Bar Patron Mayfair Hotel - Dan Cressy, Sheila Aza, Muriel Greenslade

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          • Bill Hemmings in STAR MAIDENS (far left)

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            • More fifties...

              Hello London (1958) also known as Sonja Henie in London, it has been described as a documentary, it isn't, it has a storyline. Not all the credited cast are playing 'Himself', Charles Heslop (Mr Fitzwilliam), Oliver Johnston and Trefor Jones are playing Tailors, Stanley Holloway just seems to be a cockney boy on Petticoat Lane. During the audience participation song in the club, Tony Mendleson sings a line on his own, i am not certain whether it was his own (fine) voice.

              Waiter - Jack Dearlove
              Club Patron - Tony Mendleson, Len Llewellyn, Guy Mills, Pat Ryan
              Stagehand - Paddy Hayes
              Market Trader - Marcel De Villiers, Eddie Eddon
              Man in Market - Andy Alston
              Bar Patron - Daniel Brown, Barry Johns, Tony Mendleson (again), N Matthews
              Policeman - John H Watson
              Child at Battersea Park - Janina Faye

              A Woman of Mystery (1957)
              Very strange, Martin Benson is credited in the opening credits and credited and attributed in the end credits as Freddy, no mention of him at IMDb, BFI or Quinlan's
              UM108, Gerald's 'Peter Evans Brother' is James a Journalist with a line but no credit sadly, maybe he isn't Cyril (French Name). Attribution's, David Lander is credited as Burstow, as is Gordon Tanner as Lloyd also (not credited) Robert Hunter as Warehouse Manager and Michael Caine as a Gang Member

              Mrs Hale - Katherine Page
              Customer at Andre's - Pat Symons
              Gang Member - Nicholas Stuart
              Thin Man - Walter Randall

              King of the Underworld (1952)
              As Sweeney Todd has mentioned, this is three episodes of a TV series joined together, the stars were Patrick Barr as Inspector Morley a private detective who is referred to as 'ex' Inspector Morley and Tod Slaughter as the baddie, career criminal Terence Reilly. A few uncredited character actors here, i don't recognise them apart from below, one could be a young Anthony Woodruff, they were probably credited in the original TV episodes.

              Shop Assistant - Michael Kelly
              Last edited by philly; 17th September 2018, 06:30 PM.

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              • Part Two for "WAM" for THE PROTECTORS sees Police Office Gary Dean keep a beady eye on the camera rather than on a bored Robert Vaughn:
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                The motley crew under Michael Sheard's beady eye though include the ubiquitous Bill Hemmings and Prentis Hancock.

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                • Lucky to Me (1939) isn't anything of the kind because I can't get the screencaps to work, so I can only tell you:

                  Laurence Kitchin is the Office Boy
                  Gerald Case and John More play Guests
                  Cecil Bevan plays Sanders the butler
                  Tony Mendleson is propping up the bar in the Diamond Ring Club
                  Arthur Gomez is one of the Club's nasty waiters
                  and
                  Jack Sharp is a Boxing Second.
                  Last edited by Gerald Lovell; 15th September 2018, 01:16 PM.

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                  • Lots and lots and lots of our regulars played Postman's Knock in 1961. Aveleyman has listed many of them albeit several without a role attribution, but I have found most of them, plus a few more:

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                    The train driver who helps Spike Milligan to get up in the morning is Pat Hagan

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                    Spike's the local postie, here with a postcard for Mrs. Purboy (Nora Gordon and brooch as usual)

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                    The farmer who goes a wave or an udder welcome is Jack Sharp.

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                      Spike is literally posted to London and the whole village is there to see him off. Robin Burns holds the Jolly Good Postman sign higher than anyone else could. Spike's mum Gwen Nelson is the lady in the hat on the right

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                      If we just look past Robin in this one, Aileen Lewis glides regally into view

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                      Dan Cressy is also there along with Jack Sharp to say goodbye to Spike, as is Roy Everson in the left background

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                      And it's Gerald Paris who's the whistle blower.
                      Last edited by Gerald Lovell; 16th September 2018, 12:46 PM.

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                      • Quite a few of the supporting artists play more than one role:

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                        No sooner than Spike gets to the big smoke, but he encounters Victor Harrington. Victor also plays at least two different post office workers in adjoining scenes near the end of the film

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                        The bag of swag Spike sports just about knocks the wig off Austin Cooper (who also returns in a later scene). Spike is understandably more interested in Barbara Shelley

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                        It's Jack Dearlove who's in bag danger at this point. Regardless, Jack too has post office duties to perform in later scenes

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                        There's a quick encounter with Arthur Mullard which puts Spike into deep water with supervisor Frederick Piper and postman Johnny Rossi gets in between them.

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                          The police station follows, with Johnny Wyne in the foreground taking down everything everyone says; Barbara is resisting the temptation to say "trousers" as John Wood, Ronald Adam, Spike, Archie Duncan and Frederick hold their respective breath and braces

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                          After the Metropolitan Police dismisseth them, Ronald and Spike don't see Ned Lynch passing by

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                          Spike's so taken with Barbara, Mary Maxfield and John Smart walk by unnoticed

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                          And Pearl Waters sneaks along as well.

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                            Peter Evans is the blind man who Spike narrowly misses having knocked down and he survives to appear fully sighted later on in the film

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                            Not hailing a taxi, but seeking Wilfrid Lawson, is Mr. Bones (Colin Rix)

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                            Wilf looks very happy at meeting Bones: perhaps he was offered a drink? Is that Richard Gregory or Gordon Humphries there? One or other of them reappears later on too. Wilf is called "Dawson" at this point, but later gets called "Lawson", but the end cast list dodges the issue and helpfully names him "Postman".


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                            • Trying to get the tube home, Spike encounters the thrills and spills of the Central Line and the rush hour:

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                              Harold Coyne is among those sweeping him along

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                              Judith Furse is the attendant sweeping them all in, with Gerry Judge approaching from the right . . .

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                              . . . and Joe Wadham pushing from behind

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                              Although the final shove comes from Len Llewellyn, you can just see the silvery head of the returning Ned Lynch in the middle of the scrum.

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                              • At the other end, which is in fact where Spike started:

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                                Jack Mandeville gets in on the act

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                                Though Maxwell Craig is calmer and more suave

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                                But maybe not as relaxed as Mike Jarvis

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                                Locking them all in for the night is the moodily natured and lit Sidney Vivian.

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