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by wingate
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1528
Views: 125794

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

My Song For You 1934.This film is part of the forgotten multi picture versions made in Europe in 1934.This film was made in English French and German.Jan Keipura was the main star who would be supported by local actors.In the English version of was Donnie Hale.He had quite a large role because Keipu...
by wingate
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:44 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: DENIS NORDEN (1922-2018)
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: DENIS NORDEN (1922-2018)

In fact the show ended because he was starting to go blind.He was my best friends uncle,and I sometimes saw him in the local supermarket in Brent Cross.He wrote a funny autobiog.He started out as the assistant manager of the Trocadero super cinema at the Elephant and Castle. He and Frank Norden wher...
by wingate
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Liz Fraser
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Liz Fraser

One of my favourites with that immortal line to ian Carmichael in Im Alright Jack "Are Them Your Own Teeth".
Very sad
by wingate
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Viewer alert they showing 1929 The Letter on TCM
Replies: 26
Views: 4570

Re: Viewer alert they showing 1929 The Letter on TCM

Yes,it very much resembled the US schedule.I still have many of the films on visiting tape somewhere.
by wingate
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1528
Views: 125794

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

The Man Without A Face 1935,a quota quickiemail, which has a dramatic role for Moore Mariott. An ingenious twist for the ending is rather far fetched.
by wingate
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Viewer alert they showing 1929 The Letter on TCM
Replies: 26
Views: 4570

Re: Viewer alert they showing 1929 The Letter on TCM

Can I mention that here in the UK we had the full repertoire in the nineties.This changed in the early part of this century.There are a few decent films but they are few and far between.
by wingate
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1528
Views: 125794

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Living Dangerously 1936,a British film starring OttoKruger.He is in partnership with a drug dealing doctor.When Otto ends the partnership the doctor reports him to the GMC for having an affair with his wife.After a star chamber type hearing he is struck off.Kruger resumes his career in the states on...
by wingate
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New free to air classic movie channel on Astra 2A sat
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: New free to air classic movie channel on Astra 2A sat

Which channel number please because I have looked and can't find it
by wingate
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Film search - Will Hay 'Know your apples'
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: Film search - Will Hay 'Know your apples'

I have seen a silent film of his school sketch i think it was o British Pathe item on youtube
by wingate
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Film Classifications
Replies: 17
Views: 1421

Re: Film Classifications

The H certificate was brought in during the thirties in response to indignation at the Universal horrors.Nobody under 16 could be admitted.In the early fifties it was changed to X so it could cover all types of film.Today's equivalent is the 18 which is quite rare.
by wingate
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Butlers
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: Butlers

Allen Mowbray in Merrily We Live
by wingate
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: Chicago - Uptown Theatre will be restored
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Chicago - Uptown Theatre will be restored

This is great news.I remember visitng this cinema with the CTA from England,around 14 years ago.It has stuck in my memory ever since.Such a beautiful building left to rot,apart from the volunteers who kept it alive.I hope i may get to visit this building when it is restored.
by wingate
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Letty Lynton (32)
Replies: 46
Views: 14894

Re: Letty Lynton (32)

I think we would all like to see it again,since most of his other talkies have been shown on TCM.When you see the subsequent films you wonder what the fuss was about.
by wingate
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Letty Lynton (32)
Replies: 46
Views: 14894

Re: Letty Lynton (32)

I saw His Glorious Night when it was shown at the NFT London on 20 January 1986,introduced by his daughter Leatrice.My notes indicate that I thought his voice was poor.
by wingate
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Exchange
Topic: New to NitrateVille - Want List
Replies: 2
Views: 3331

Re: New to NitrateVille - Want List

I do have Temptation Harbour.
Get in touch if interested
by wingate
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: New free to air classic movie channel on Astra 2A sat
Replies: 6
Views: 1406

Re: New free to air classic movie channel on Astra 2A sat

At the moment it is a nightmare.A couple of days ago I wanted to record Cause for Alarm and up came Fathers Little Dividend.The schedules change on a daily basis.I was expecting to record a Dr Kildare film but now it is a Western.Films don't begin and end at the advertised times.Some of the prints l...
by wingate
Thu May 31, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: TCM.com
Replies: 1
Views: 612

TCM.com

I am from the UK and often log on to TCM.com.
On Tuesday o was on the site when it disconnected itself.It said that TCM had redirected me too often,whatever that means.Now I cannot get on to the webpage.Is this happening to you in the States?If not what is happening
by wingate
Mon May 28, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Silent News
Topic: The Informer 1929
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

Re: The Informer 1929

The VHS! copy i have is a part talkie.Sound starts around half way.Foreign principals are dubbed by an actor on a separate mike.BIP made a number of films like this.I assume the new DVD is of the silent copy.Better film than Fords.
by wingate
Sun May 13, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Library of Congress list of 7,200 lost U.S. Silent features
Replies: 30
Views: 5974

Re: Library of Congress list of 7,200 lost U.S. Silent featu

What percentage of the total does that represent?
by wingate
Sun May 13, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Conqueror (1956)
Replies: 16
Views: 3349

Re: The Conqueror (1956)

Sadly not only the actors and technicians but also Dick Powell,the director died.Sadly it is a truly awful film and must be one of the worst that Wayne ever made.It has been on tv a few times here in the UK,and it is difficult to sit through it is that bad.It was made by Hughes just before he sold R...
by wingate
Sat May 05, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1528
Views: 125794

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Clue Of The New Pin 1961.This is one of the Edgar Wallace series.Wallace seemed to concoct stories where there is a murdered corpse in a locked room.
by wingate
Sat May 05, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: What lost film would you give anything to see?
Replies: 78
Views: 13962

Re: What lost film would you give anything to see?

I am going to stick to British films.So the 30-40 films made at Warners Teddington Studios that don't survive.Also most of the British Lion thirties output lost in the war.
by wingate
Tue May 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1528
Views: 125794

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

Please Kill Me where Raymond Burr gets Angela Lansbury to kill him because she was guilty of murdering hier husband and he got her off the chargé.
by wingate
Tue May 01, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Critically acclaimed musical features
Replies: 21
Views: 2812

Re: Critically acclaimed musical features

Top Hat
Swing Time
by wingate
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Talkie News
Topic: SHOW OF SHOWS colour footage found in London"
Replies: 17
Views: 3306

Re: SHOW OF SHOWS colour footage found in London"

Intriguing to learn that they could colour a whole film based on a small clip.Had this been done yet and I don't mean colourisation!
by wingate
Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: The Shipbuilders
Replies: 1
Views: 730

Re: The Shipbuilders

O have reviewed it some years ago on IMDb.It was directed by the great John Baxter and is a remake of Red Ensign which was directed by Michael Powell.
by wingate
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: What is the last film you watched? (2018)
Replies: 1528
Views: 125794

Re: What is the last film you watched? (2018)

The Last Coupon 1932,a comedy with Leslie Fuller.Very much a film of its time.
by wingate
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Research about silent cinema fans - Silent film festivals
Replies: 27
Views: 5171

Re: Research about silent cinema fans - Silent film festival

Tomorrow we have the 2 day British Silent Film Festival starting with screenings at my local Phoenix East Finchley,built 1910,and one of the oldest cinemas in the UK.Starts at 10am,so you better start your journey now
by wingate
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Talking About Silents
Topic: Worst of the Worst
Replies: 94
Views: 28331

Re: Worst of the Worst

All titles with a*are British Nothing Venture 1947* The Lady Craved Excitement 1950* Scream And Die1973* Bobbikins1959* The Man Who Finally Died1962* Die Screaming Marianne1971* The Girl On The Boat 1962* How I Won The War1967* Gypsy Blood1931* Stick Em Up1950* Sands Of The Desert1969* As you can se...
by wingate
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Talking About Talkies
Topic: Rio Rita (1929)
Replies: 12
Views: 2342

Re: Rio Rita (1929)

I have all their films and enjoy them.The late Phillip Jenkins on used to show extracts from Rio Rita at his shows at the BFI South bank.