More Joy from Talking Pictures

23rd December 2017

Recently this channel has aired the following wonderful old flicks, packed full of social and architectural history, how we were, how we lived, the hopes, the dreams….…….…..

…..…..and those films which coincide with our offerings include;

Left, Right and Centre, with Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim and directed by Sidney Gilliat in 1959. Locations; Berkshire, Kent, London, Surrey.

The Smallest Show On Earth, Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Margaret Rutherford, Peter Sellers, Virginia McKenna & Bill Travers. Locations; London, Middlesex, Staffordshire.

Sapphire, Directed in1959 by Basil Dearden, and starring Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell and Michael Craig. Locations; London.

The Fast Lady, 1963. Director: Ken Annakin. With Stanley Baxter, James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips & Julie Christie. Locations; Buckinghamshire.

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square, 1979. Richard Jordan, David Niven. Locations; London, Twickenham, Kent.

The Wrong Arm of the Law, 1963. Director: Cliff Owen. Including Peter Sellers, Lionel Jeffries, Bernard Cribbins & Nanette Newman. Locations; Beaconsfield, Uxbridge, Richmond?, Twickenham?, London.

All Over the Town, 1949. Director: Derek N. Twist. Norman Wooland, Sarah Churchill, Bryan Forbes & James Hayter. Locations; Buckinghamshire, Dorset.

The Millionairess,1960. Director: Anthony Asquith. Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Sellers & Alastair Sim. Locations; London.

The Good Die Young, 1954. Director: Lewis Gilbert. Stars Robert Morley, Joan Collins, Laurence Harvey & Margaret Leighton. Locations; London.

The Captive Heart,1946. Director: Basil Dearden. Stars Michael Redgrave, Jack Warner, Rachel Kempson & Mervyn John. Locations; London, Oxfordshire, Germany.

The Criminal, 1961, Directed by Joseph Losey and starring Stanley Baker, Sam Wannamaker, Margit Saad, Patrick Magee, Jill Bennett and Nigel Green. Locations; London, Surrey.

Also more of the Scales of Justice, with Edgar Lustgarten and the socially aware GPO films now held by the BFI have been shown.

Keep Reelstreets open on your laptop while the film is running, to be able to examine the locations; whilst the adverts are on; which have been used in the films and how they may have changed. You may even be able to spot places that we haven’t yet identified. Please let us know. The clothes, the furniture, the cars, trains and buses, the shops, pubs and business places, and the food we ate are all portrayed in these amazing examples of social history and the way we were.

JT