ADVENTURE IN THE HOPFIELDS (1954)

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ADVENTURE IN THE HOPFIELDS (1954)

PostFri Dec 15, 2017 10:54 am

Wonderful kiddie film from CFF was discussed in another thread. It was recently posted on YT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OA1Z57TIWI

Film stars kids Mandy Miller, Melvyn Hayes, and adults like Hilda Fenemore, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne. A real time capsule. The film was considered lost for decades but found in a dumpster in Chicago.

Here's a bit on its repatriation to UK by an avid film lover. Great story!

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Re: ADVENTURE IN THE HOPFIELDS (1954)

PostFri Dec 15, 2017 1:48 pm

On the bottom r/h corner of the picture is the logo of Bravo, a cable channel from the 1990s which then mutated (I think) into 'UK Gold'. As Bravo, it specialised in older TV shows as well as featurettes such as the 'Scotland Yard' series, so am not sure HOPFIELDS was actually 'lost' at all...
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Re: ADVENTURE IN THE HOPFIELDS (1954)

PostFri Dec 15, 2017 1:55 pm

earlytalkiebuffRob wrote:On the bottom r/h corner of the picture is the logo of Bravo, a cable channel from the 1990s which then mutated (I think) into 'UK Gold'. As Bravo, it specialised in older TV shows as well as featurettes such as the 'Scotland Yard' series, so am not sure HOPFIELDS was actually 'lost' at all...


I think they meant lost as is never shown because they were kiddie films. It's a little unclear. Also unclear why the film was in a Chicago dumpster. In any case it's a terrific little film with an exciting ending. The director, John Guillermin went on to a big career.

The guy who repratiated the film talks about how almost everything in it is long gone. I never think of UK as changing in the same ways this country has changed over the last 50 years.

The bizarre opening caught me right off with the idea of whole families leaving London to "vacation" in Kent and pick hops.
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Re: ADVENTURE IN THE HOPFIELDS (1954)

PostFri Dec 15, 2017 2:16 pm

drednm wrote: I never think of UK as changing in the same ways this country has changed over the last 50 years.

I spend half my time in the UK and half in the US. In the last 25 years alone the UK has changed in their major cities so radically that it is mind blowing. The country areas are changing, too, with some suburbanization besides, but not nearly as quickly. Wales hasn't changed as much, in my opinion, but I may be wrong. Scotland is just now changing as quickly as you can think. But compared to the US - oh, yes, the UK is changing considerably faster. But what we're witnessing in the US is the huge influx of Hispanic culture in the Midwest in all the major cities in a major way, along with several Middle Eastern, Eastern and Far East cultures slipping into the old US culture everywhere. (That's going on in England, too: while I was in London last month I went to a place where I learned that the second most spoken language in London is Polish, and third is Bengali and Turkish. By 2020 Bengali is supposed to overtake English in London!!) But here in the States we're actually becoming - again, as it seems - huddled masses yearning to be free being freed... Now, if only certain people here will allow this country to be what it says it is...
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PostFri Dec 15, 2017 2:21 pm

Also unclear why the film was in a Chicago dumpster.


Out back of Films Incorporated, perhaps? Or some distributor or maybe TV station.
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Re: ADVENTURE IN THE HOPFIELDS (1954)

PostFri Dec 15, 2017 2:32 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:
Also unclear why the film was in a Chicago dumpster.


Out back of Films Incorporated, perhaps? Or some distributor or maybe TV station.


I had found an article about this as well .............

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... h-bin.html" target="_blank
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