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Flight of fancy
John Mills plays a pacifist who is always in a shouting match with his wife Yvonne Mitchell.His children decide to fly in a plane to Vienna to deliver a peace petition.All rather nebulous.
Just William's Luck (1948)
William in never never land
Made at a time when films a d tv aimed at children wdfe becoming more popular.This film is set in an England that didn't exist.Obviously set post war none of the characters were affected by the truly miserable austerity period.Everything was rationed,even bread.The young actor playing William seems a bit out of place with his north east accent.Really not worth watching.
Talk About Jacqueline (1942)
Like a number of wartime films this is set in a time before the war.Sister with a past marries Hugh Williams,and her sister takes over her past to save the marriage.Obviously Williams fids out and wants to end the marriage but predictably it all ends happily.Quite entertaining.
Dinner at the Ritz (1937)
Firstly can I clear up the confusion of other reviewers.This is a British film made at Denham studios.
It is a dull thriller made worse by the almost incomprehensible accent of Anabella.
Tonka Sibenice (1930)
Shown as a part talkie
This was shown at the Phoenix today.Two songs were included,the rest silent with piano accompaniment.Great photography but silly story with overwrought dramatics
Loser Takes All (1956)
Did Greene really write this?
Well I suppose every great writer will have a ghastly mistake like this.Whats worse it even tries,very badly,to make gambling look glamorous.Furthermore if ever a couple were mismatched it is Johns and Brazzi.
A Lady Mislaid (1958)
Mote gruel from the porridge factory
This film was made at Welwyn studios.This was ABPCs overflow studios,formerly a porridge factory.The film is an adaptation of a stage play.It has one set,and a lot of talk.The film is very dull.
amusing but not as good as tv
As an adult I try to watch the tv programmes whenever I can.The film is neither as amusing or sharp as its tv parent.However it passes a pleasant 90 minutes.
Mother Wore Tights (1947)
An insomniacs dream
If you watch this dull ,storyless,feeble effort then you will be asleep like the opening shot of the leads well before the end.It goes at a snails pace for 107 minutes.
A familiar theme
Films with the theme of transatlantic transportation were quite common in this era.I can think of High Treason and The Tunnel.Additionally films made in two or three language versions were quite common.The acting of Conrad Veidt overpowers everyone else.
The Other Man (1956)
A road safety film which was filmed in North West London.Views of Hendon Central with the Gaumont cinema prominent,Golders Green by the war memorial. with trolley buses and Henlys Corner facing westbound at the traffic lights.Very nostalgic.
A Man About the House (1947)
Suspiciously like Suspicion
Some of the main plot points occur in this film,however there is rather more sex and Felix Aylmer refers to the sisters as virgins.Generally a very enjoyable film with Kieran Moore excelling.
Common Cause (1942)
Wartime propaganda short.
Rather a peculiar prpaganda short.There are two separate scenes on between an American and a Chinese man and another between a British and Russian navy men.Basically emphasising that we must all stick together.Not very interesting.
The Cat Gang (1959)
Typical CFF fare
This film seems to owe a lot to Enid Blytons Famous Five books.Here there are only three.
They discover a gang of smugglers and track them down and eventually capture them with the aid of an adult.All good fun.
The Diamond (1954)
Shootout at St Johns Wood Station
Basically a lot of cliches of the genre stuck together.
However I did enjoy the shooitout on the escalators at St Johns Wood station.
My favourite fifties villain,Allen Wheatley up to his dastardly schemes,as usual.
British Key Largo?
Well not quite,but up till the last quarter of an hour this is a brisk and entertaining thriller.
Unfortunately a really sappy romantic interest weighs down the film like an anchor.
Robert Shaw features in a bit part as a policeman.
Hanover Street (1979)
Apart from the brief appearance by the great Max Wall this is a truly abysmal film.
It is unclear whether the makers wanted to remake Brief Encounter or Guns of Navarone.So they make a totally unsatisfactory hybrid.
The anachronisms abound.70s hairdos being the least of it.There is no way Ford would be chosen to pilot for a night drop.He would have to be trained for weeks before.
Wrong Number (1959)
Another miss marple?
Olive Sloane obviously enjoys hereself do all the detective work
A lot of nostalgia,white fivers,steam trains and phone numbers with letters on the dial.
Routine but entertaining thriller
It is surprising that even in 1943 the government were issuing shorts preaching that careless talk costs lives.
They knew that there were no German spies on this country.
In fact the Germans would have been more able to reach conclusions from radio traffic than from careless talk.
The Third Visitor (1951)
Good climax to tame thriller
This is based on a play and doesn't it just show.The performances are likewise very stagey,particularly Sonia Dresdel.
However there is a major flaw.The police would not accept an identification of a victim without further identification,such as dental records.So the deception would be discovered very quickly.
Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
waste of a cast and waste of time
When you see the cast line you think what a great film this will be.Sadly no.
It is tedious in the extreme and becomes downright silly in the last 20 minutes.
The Immortal Orson Welles (2019)
Tthis is interesting parts but the film is diminished by the use of various silly devices.Distorted sound,often made further incomprehensible by loud music and a rather odd appearance by the director of the film.
The Looking Glass War (1970)
There is nothing that merits waching in this film.
The agent should be played by an older man,but is played by an incompetent,dubbed,American actor.
East Germany is played by Spain.
Michael Robbins has a small part.
On The Buses is better than this.
This'll Make You Whistle (1936)
Not one of his bedt
It is unfortunate that one of Buchannan's best films,Break The News,has never been on DVD,or shown on tv
.Two showings at the BFI are all that has been seen of this film.
So in a sense we must be grateful for those of his films which did get shown on tv and are available for us to see.
Maybe it would have been better if a director with a musical flair had directed this.
Dated Unfunny Comedy
The first reviewer has clearly confused John Fraser and Dennis Price,as the later plays the headmaster.
The films premise is totally unoriginal.
Even allowing for that the film is unfunny,and overlong at 92 minutes.