Wednesday, 9 May 2012


Film of the day:
THE BARGEE (1964)


As an adjunct to the ongoing business of saluting British character actors who are still with us, I'm going to be posting the odd recommendation of films that offer rich pickings in that direction. I'll start off with this corker. 

A film of which I had vague recollections, dating back to the good old days of the Saturday and Sunday afternoon 'old film' strand on the BBC, it's a typically bittersweet, occasionally cringe-inducing, Galton & Simpson effort with an amazing cast:

Harry H Corbett, Ronnie Barker, Miriam Karlin, Pat Hayes, Julia Foster, Eric Barker, Michael Robbins, Richard Briers… Like I say, a corker.


Nice scenery too. All in lovely old proper Technicolor.
 
You can watch the whole thing (in 10 minute bits) on YouTube: Here     

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