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  • Anthony McKay
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    Originally posted by orpheum View Post
    The Time Bomb has a really daft plot.A saboteur plants a time bomb in a train of sea mines whilst the train is travelling through Birmingham on its way to Portsmouth.When this is discovered it is stopped in a residential area in case it explodes!Instead of calling on the Royal Navy mine disposal team they call in Glenn Ford who was a bomb disposal officer in the war.Total nonsense.
    The lead had to be American - so Glenn Ford was shoe-horned into the story. Despite an excellent technical team and facilities, the early mid-budget M-G-M British films suffered greatly from the constraints imposed by having to appeal to an American audience. 'Never Let Me Go' is probably the best of the bunch.

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  • orpheum
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    The Time Bomb has a really daft plot.A saboteur plants a time bomb in a train of sea mines whilst the train is travelling through Birmingham on its way to Portsmouth.When this is discovered it is stopped in a residential area in case it explodes!Instead of calling on the Royal Navy mine disposal team they call in Glenn Ford who was a bomb disposal officer in the war.Total nonsense.

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  • Ian Fryer
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    There's also Ten Seconds to Hell (1959), about bomb disposal experts in post war Berlin. It was a Hammer production directed by Robert Aldrich and featuring Jack Palace and Jeff Chandler. It's a promising idea that doesn't really work, possibly because the studio insisted on extensive cuts to the film. As a result, Producer/Director Aldrich refused his producer credit.
    Last edited by Ian Fryer; 9th August 2019, 03:42 PM.

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  • agutterfan
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    Originally posted by Swenson View Post
    Was their a similar film, filmed in Britain, starring Glenn Ford, bomb disposal expert, defusing a German bomb, somewhere in Britain? As I recall, it was filmed in black and white, released, I think around 1964.
    You're right. It was called The Time Bomb (Terror on a Train in the U.S.) made in 1953.

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  • Swenson
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    Was their a similar film, filmed in Britain, starring Glenn Ford, bomb disposal expert, defusing a German bomb, somewhere in Britain? As I recall, it was filmed in black and white, released, I think around 1964.

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  • Carl V
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    Originally posted by Steve Crook View Post

    Or maybe there’s more than one tune with the same title?

    i’ll see If I can dig out any more info about it.
    But I’m quite sure it’s the correct title.

    Steve
    Thanks Steve, I really appreciate it. If you happen to find anything out, then brilliant. But in all honesty, I'm beginning to suspect there may have been a mis-print on the CD track listings.

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  • Steve Crook
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    Originally posted by Carl V View Post

    It's a mystery to me. I've been through the film, and 'Sons Of The Brave' is definitely heard at around the 1'51"00 mark, but it's the second one which has baffled me. I have the march 'Bond Of Friendship' on a CD, and it's different to the second march heard in the film. It is possible there may be a mistake on the CD listings I guess, but I'll have to investigate a bit further I think. Thanks anyway for your help.
    Or maybe there’s more than one tune with the same title?

    i’ll see If I can dig out any more info about it.
    But I’m quite sure it’s the correct title.

    Steve

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  • Carl V
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    Originally posted by Steve Crook View Post

    Well they’re the two pieces being played when the band marches through Canterbury. That’s according to a friendly miso who also identified all of the other pieces listed on the IMDb

    You can always try one of the music identifying sites

    Steve
    It's a mystery to me. I've been through the film, and 'Sons Of The Brave' is definitely heard at around the 1'51"00 mark, but it's the second one which has baffled me. I have the march 'Bond Of Friendship' on a CD, and it's different to the second march heard in the film. It is possible there may be a mistake on the CD listings I guess, but I'll have to investigate a bit further I think. Thanks anyway for your help.

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  • Steve Crook
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    Originally posted by Carl V View Post

    Thanks for replying Steve, but sadly the music isn't any of the above two marches. I checked the IMDB initially, but it looks as though this particular piece wasn't included on their list, or there was an error made.
    Well they’re the two pieces being played when the band marches through Canterbury. That’s according to a friendly miso who also identified all of the other pieces listed on the IMDb

    You can always try one of the music identifying sites

    Steve

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  • Carl V
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    Originally posted by Steve Crook View Post

    The IMDb page about the film says they're:

    Sons of the Brave
    (uncredited)
    Written by Thomas Bidgood
    March played by the military band

    Bond of Friendship
    (uncredited)
    Written by John MacKenzie Rogan
    March played by the military band

    Steve
    Thanks for replying Steve, but sadly the music isn't any of the above two marches. I checked the IMDB initially, but it looks as though this particular piece wasn't included on their list, or there was an error made.

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  • Steve Crook
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    Originally posted by garth View Post

    I see. Well, you've taught me something there, which I wasn't expecting, so now I'm wondering if you're an impostor who has hacked into Steve's account.
    Oh dear, we seem to be getting silly now
    What have you just been taught. Don't leave us to guess

    Steve

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  • Steve Crook
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    Originally posted by Carl V View Post

    I've always wondered what the name of the music is that's being played in the scenes where the band marches through Canterbury. On this YouTube video, it begins at approximately 1'53"40.
    If anyone has any ideas, I'd be extremely grateful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMJ8lVXXNP8
    The IMDb page about the film says they're:

    Sons of the Brave
    (uncredited)
    Written by Thomas Bidgood
    March played by the military band

    Bond of Friendship
    (uncredited)
    Written by John MacKenzie Rogan
    March played by the military band

    Steve

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  • Carl V
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    Originally posted by Ian Fryer View Post
    I watched A Canterbury Tale recently on YouTube - clean forgot that I had the thing on DVD! I can sort of see why general audiences rejected it in 1944, but it more than repays repeated viewings.
    I've always wondered what the name of the music is that's being played in the scenes where the band marches through Canterbury. On this YouTube video, it begins at approximately 1'53"40.
    If anyone has any ideas, I'd be extremely grateful.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMJ8lVXXNP8

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  • garth
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    Originally posted by julian_craster View Post
    Also, there are some great extras including the locations walk led by a very famous person.
    Mr Powell himself?

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  • julian_craster
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    The Criterion DVD of A CANTERBURY TALE has an excellent commentary by Ian Christie, which places the themes of the film in context...

    Also, thereare some great extras including the locations walk led by a very famous person......:
    • Commentary by film historian Ian Christie
    • Scenes from Michael Powell's re-edited American version
    • New video interview with actress Sheila Sim
    • A Pilgrim's Return, a short documentary on actor John Sweet's 2001 return to Canterbury
    • The new documentary A Canterbury Trail by David Thompson
    • "Listen to Britain," a 2001 video-installation piece inspired by the film, by artist Victor Burgin
    • Humphrey Jennings's landmark 1942 documentary Listen to Britain


    Last edited by julian_craster; 6th August 2019, 05:07 PM.

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