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  • Gerald Lovell
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    Sighted: Ah There You Are!

    More SWORD OF FREEDOM and Michael Reed takes over as DP on "The Duke" and so I don't know if it's the film print or his choice of lighting that has this as a very dark episode:

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    So dark indeed that series semi-regular Kenneth Hyde gets no credit for his couple of scenes as Machiavelli

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    Martin Benson is not as convincing a villain as Alan Wheatley in THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD or Willoughby Goddard in WILLIAM TELL. Here he tries to enlist his councillors into his latest daft scheme, John More on the left looking particularly gloomy about it all

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    Although I've tried to lighten it, he's not as gloomy as Richard Pasco's guard here, who I think is Peter Diamond, and is about to have a sword fight with Martin.

  • Gerald Lovell
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    Dave's already had the courage to sit through Escort for Hire (1960) and so I have little to add to the sightings:

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    Except on the left, the thin-headed Penguin Club patron about to waddle behind barman Michael Anthony's head (Michael is also uncredited) is Ernest Fennemore. One of the waiters might be Fred Stroud, but we only get a back-of-head view. On-the-run suspected murderer Noel Trevarthen is remarkably open about strolling around in public and extracting information from Michael that the police never thought to look into is Jill Melford, who gets a credit in the opening titles but is omitted in the end cast list.

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  • cornershop15
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    'Petticoat Pirates' identification(s?)

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    It was reported in the 6th November 1961 Daily Mirror that bit-part actress/model
    Delia Freeman had "just finished filming" her (blink-and-miss) role. I think this is her:

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    Thanks to the Dorset Echo's website*, I also discovered that a certain Babs Masters has a role in the film:

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    My screencap appears to be identical to the one that accompanies their article:

    *Petticoat Pirates and The Bulldog Breed - more secrets of Weymouth and Portland-filmed movies

    A number of actors are credited with their character names but I'll be damned if half of them are addressed as such. I thought I paid close attention to the dialogue in most scenes. And where was James Villiers? Not a good film but it does include a lot of books, records and magazines (most of which I've identified).

    Note to cully: Charlie Drake took a break from filming to launch the 'Daily Mirror Water Sports Raft' in Ruislip. The significance of this is that your friend Sally Douglas and Thelma Taylor were among the models who took part in the photocall - five years before they appeared in his last picture, Mister Ten Per Cent.

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  • Gerald Lovell
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    Trying to find "The Lost Mine" for AGATHA CHRISTIE'S POIROT:

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    Instead we find another appearance in the series for Tommy Winward, this time on the right side of the law as the plainclothes driver and photographer of Unit 7, part of Chief Inspector Japp's modern police techniques.

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  • Gerald Lovell
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    If you need a hustings heckler, who better than George Spence on the right (though not politically)? George gets quite a few lines and a bit of acting to do, but it's possible he is dubbed

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    There's nothing like a dame as Dean finds it political to dance with Dame Irene Vanbrugh. I think we get an early dance appearance from Fred Davis on the left

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    There's even more like a dame, and as we get another appearance on the left, this time from Jack Armstrong, Dean quickly changes partners for the more inviting Dame Anna Neagle.

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  • Gerald Lovell
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    Claiming that I Live in Grosvenor Square in 1945:

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    Surely not bus driver Leonard Sharp

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    Or even Pat Ryan who's giving Dean Jagger the evil eye because he DOES.

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  • Gerald Lovell
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    I think Robin was the son of well-known character actor Ian Hunter.

  • StoneAgeMan
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    Robin Hunter was my favourite MC at the Players Theatre, Victorian music hall underneath th arches of Charing Cross station. Always on the ball, quick with a quip and a true master of the ceremonies. He could generate the enthusiasm and warmth to get an audience into singalong mode, and also keep them from descending into a rowdy mob. He got them up for the group songs, then full of romantic reverie for the love songs... of all the hosts, he was the best.

  • Gerald Lovell
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    Some more spare from Three Spare Wives (1961):

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    Raymond Rollett and Robin Hunter look round and declare, "Look, it's Walter Randall back in a fez!"

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    Robin has the three spares Dani Seper, Gale Sheridan and Golda Casimir with him in Customs, but it's likely that lad James Bolam in the background

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    News editor John Dearth is so sceptical of the story Paul Craig has brought in, he hasn't seen Colin McKenzie walk past a couple of times

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    I couldn't see George Hilsdon or Bob E. Raymond among the reporters at the door, but I think there's Fred Davis as well as Alan Gibbs and Len Llewellyn. I tend to think Hilda Green and Fred Peck are simply nosey neighbours rather than nosy reporters! Dragging in Edward Palmer is Doris Gilmore.

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  • Steve Crook
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    Originally posted by Gerald Lovell View Post

    Birds of Prey was the title given its "U" certificate by the BBFC on 10th November 1930. If you search for The Perfect Alibi on their site, it takes you to . . . Birds of Prey. The AFI lists the film as The Perfect Alibi and declares the British title was Birds of Prey.
    Then it should have a release date given for a regular cinematic, theatrical release in the UK as Birds of Prey.

    Steve

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  • Gerald Lovell
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    Originally posted by philly View Post
    Three Spare Wives (1961) is an unfunny comedy from Danzigers, Three Sparse Laughs would have been a better title, at least the sight of a few familiar faces relieved the boredom.

    Man at the Airport - Gerald Paris
    One of Jocko's Harem - Sally Douglas
    Reporters - Hilda Green. Fred Peck, Len Llewellyn, John Tatum, UM20, UM189.

    This is a very rare film and the copy I was lucky to see wasn't in the greatest condition but I think George Hilsdon, Alan Gibbs and Bob E Raymond may have been reporters as well but the images were not clear enough for a positive i'd' unfortunately.
    The credits have Noel Purcell in this but he is nowhere to be seen, BFI have amended the credit to Noel Dryden which is probably correct, unfortunately I am not familiar with this actor.
    It is Noel Dryden and not Noel Purcell, philly. Furthermore, in the opening titles poor Tony Doonan gets listed with the harem girls as "Toni Doonan"!

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  • Gerald Lovell
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    In the foreground, insisting that NEW SCOTLAND YARD "Ask No Questions" about what he finds under the grotty bed is the inquisitive plainclothesman Les Conrad:

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  • Gerald Lovell
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    Originally posted by Steve Crook View Post

    It might seem to be a nuisance, but it makes sense really.

    It depends which country you're in (as determined by your calling IP address).
    They try to show you the title that's appropriate for your country.

    It was only shown as Birds of Prey in a press screening (according to the release dates)

    Steve
    Birds of Prey was the title given its "U" certificate by the BBFC on 10th November 1930. If you search for The Perfect Alibi on their site, it takes you to . . . Birds of Prey. The AFI lists the film as The Perfect Alibi and declares the British title was Birds of Prey.

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  • Steve Crook
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    Originally posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    You can find it under a search for The Perfect Alibi and then it comes up under the title Birds of Prey . One of the many charming wonders of the IMDb.
    It might seem to be a nuisance, but it makes sense really.

    It depends which country you're in (as determined by your calling IP address).
    They try to show you the title that's appropriate for your country.

    It was only shown as Birds of Prey in a press screening (according to the release dates)

    Steve

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  • Tigon Man
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    Originally posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    You can find it under a search for The Perfect Alibi and then it comes up under the title Birds of Prey . One of the many charming wonders of the IMDb.
    Thanks Guy's. Entry now submitted to Imdb. It is really irritating when Imdb have the film under a different title.
    Gerald amazed to see the review for Lock Up Your Daughters. It's been on my watch list for years, but I could never find a recording.

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