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    Continuing a thread started by jaycad on the old forum, you can assess "The Eye of the Artist" as Edmund Boredom presents his latest offering in SWORD OF FREEDOM:

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    Lying in The Hills of Donegal in 1947 in a dilapidated old castle:


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    Apparently Dinah Sheridan's gypsy mum immortalised in a rotting old oil.

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      Behind the actors (Michael Redgrave, yes, Vanessa too, and Tony Britton) in Behind the Mask (1958):


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      Although it's not said in the film, the portrait is presumably of Michael's character's late wife. And blimey, it does look like the young Rachel Kempson.

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        One of the two title characters in Boy with a Flute (1964):

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            Breakfast time at the country pile called Elsinore of loud actor-manager Sir. Beverly Grant (sic), where big portions of ham must be on the menu:

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            I wonder if the Henry VIII portrait of James Robertson Justice was used in The Sword and the Rose (1953)? In any event, these are used in Father Came Too! (1963).

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              'Up Jumped a Swagman" - Hubert Marple and Bertram Marple

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                Originally posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
                Behind the actors (Michael Redgrave, yes, Vanessa too, and Tony Britton) in Behind the Mask (1958):


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                Although it's not said in the film, the portrait is presumably of Michael's character's late wife. And blimey, it does look like the young Rachel Kempson.
                Rachel Kempson's memoirs mention being painted during the war years by Anthony Devas (who also did Dorothy Tutin and Peggy Ashcroft).

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                  This happened in It Happened in Soho (1949):
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                  Patricia Raine (who looks just like her father Jack, but with a bit more hair) gazes up at a portrait of John Bailey's hated stepmother. Which is about all that does happen in It Happened in Soho.

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                    Margaret Lockwood rendered as Bedelia in Bedelia (1946)

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                      Originally posted by Anthony McKay View Post
                      'Up Jumped a Swagman" - Hubert Marple and Bertram Marple

                      Moral: Don't use Photobucket

                      Sreve

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                        Stewart Granger's dad in Blanche Fury (1947), which causes an awful lot of fuss for Blanche and her own family:

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                        Which does make you wonder why Blanche's tyrannical uncle Walter Fitzgerald and slimy cousin Michael Gough give this portrait pride of place in their sitting room.

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                          Not actually used in the film as far as I could see:

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                          But Rembrandt, or Charles Laughton, or Charles Laughton as Rembrandt in Rembrandt (1936).

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                            Caught up in the Web of Evidence (1959):

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                            This portrait of Sir Matthew Sprott doesn't look a whole like Ralph Truman to me and reminds me more of Robert Ryan or Torin Thatcher or even Griffith Jones.

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                              It's Himself, Old Macpherson, surveying The Battle of the Sexes (1959):

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                              A lovely rendering of Ernest Thesiger, whose gaze is never far away from the ongoings at The House of Macpherson.

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