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Classic British Cinema

Whether you're esctatic about Ealing, go ga-ga over Gainsborough or potty about Powell & Pressburger, this is the place for you!

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Greatest British Classic?

Started by Faith. Last reply by Joan Palmer Mar 2, 2014. 13 Replies

The Phantom Light, 1935

Started by Dave Miller Sep 13, 2012. 0 Replies

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Comment by Jacqueline Ann Wainwright on March 15, 2013 at 6:16pm

Has anyone seen the Jack Hawkins film The Man in the Sky (1957)? Last night my husband and I watched Night Train to Munich - a very young Rex Harrison and beautiful Margaret Lockwood. It was funny seeing Paul VON Henried in it.

Comment by Jacqueline Ann Wainwright on March 11, 2013 at 6:21pm

Have any of you seen the unusual and intriguing Three Cases of Murder? Alan Badel features in all of the 3 stories within the film. The third story stars Badel and Orson Welles. The  first and third stories are quite creepy. Good stuff!

Comment by Philip C Binstead on October 5, 2012 at 10:49am

Hi Dave,

No Probs, thanks for making the link so folks can enjoy some great original british film scores, the films themselves are very much of their period but I love them, personal favourites are: The Way To the Stars, Dangerous Moonlight (Warsaw Concerto) and Love Story (Cornish Rhapsody), all are available on various websites.

Comment by Dave Miller on October 5, 2012 at 10:10am

Sorry, Philip, I messed up your post. I was trying to add the link within the post to easily access your recordings, and goofed. I'll fix it.

Phil's original post:

Hi Guys,

I've uploaded 11 British Movie Themes from the 40's & 50's all original recordings I hope you enjoy them WARSAW CONCERTO -BRITISH FILM THEMES OF THE 40's & 50's is the name of the file on the , just type this title into the search engine, if you click on my name their are some more pleasent surprises under different titles.

Internet Archive link:

Comment by kareng on July 13, 2012 at 11:51pm

Lol!  Love those little anecdotes!   :)

Comment by Robin on July 13, 2012 at 8:56pm

Kereng, he did indeed front the Hollywood cricket club. One tale of a game he played in was that he was having difficulty seeing the ball when batting, so he sent his butler to get his specs - and was then out to the next ball. He wandered back to the pavilion chuntering "Damn butler brought my reading glasses!"

Comment by Al Pearce on July 7, 2012 at 11:59pm
All the greats of British Cinema. Fine Gentlemen of the studio era. Without equal in this or any other age. :-)
Comment by kareng on July 7, 2012 at 10:55pm

In 1932 he founded the Hollywood Cricket Club and created a pitch with imported English grass. He attracted fellow expats such as David NivenLaurence OlivierNigel Bruce (who served as captain), Leslie Howard[8] and Boris Karloff to the club as well as local American players.

Comment by kareng on July 7, 2012 at 10:54pm

Most interesting indeed!

Comment by Robin on July 7, 2012 at 8:41pm

US viewers may like to know, or there again maybe not, but Smith is the only test cricketer to captain England in his one and only test match. It was against South Africa in Port Elizabeth in 1888, and then he went down with a fever and never played test cricket again. He was known as "Round the corner Smith" because of his Monty-Pythonesque bowling action, which matched most of his over the top acting. Sorry.


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