Mr Film

Stardust | 1974 | David Essex, Adam Faith

Follow-up to That’ll Be the Day which scores highly. Jim Maclaine (David Essex) has traded his wife and security for a life on the road with his guitar. Persuading fairground hustler Mike Menary (Faith) to manage him and his group, he achieves...

Alf’s Button Afloat | 1938 | Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen

Alf’s Button Afloat|movie|8.0|1938-06-30|1938|Crazy Gang star Bud Flanagan plays the cheeky chappy of the title, in possession of a magic button that’s been fashioned from the recycled metal of Aladdin’s lamp. When rubbed, it...

Oh, Mr. Porter! | 1937 | Will Hay, Moore Marriott

One person’s comedy may be another’s turn-off, but to those who cannot find joy in this comic masterpiece one can only extend condolences. This and at least four other Will Hay films come up fresh on every viewing, if only because of...

Captain Boycott | 1947 | Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan

Fine performances from an ensemble cast, which includes Robert Donat in a cameo, enliven this basically humdrum historical drama. Inspired by the fight of Irish farmers against the wealthy landowners trying to kick them off their land, Captain...

Carry On Loving | 1970 | Sid James, Kenneth Williams

With a title like that, you might expect a full-blooded assault on free love or suburban swinging. It comes a mild disappointment to realise that the Carry On series entered the 70s with a film about a dating agency. The idea behind the plot was to...

Yellow Canary | 1943 | Anna Neagle, Richard Greene

When British aristocrat Sally Maitland’s (Anna Neagle) pro-Nazi sympathies become too much for her friends and family during WWII, she is forced to move to Canada. Underway, she strikes up shipboard flirtations with a Polish nobleman (Albert...

Beat Girl | 1960 | David Farrar, Adam Faith

Beat Girl (Wild For Kicks) is a low budget period piece that was, at the time of its release, cut to ribbons by the censors. Featuring a brace of pre-fame faces, it follows spoilt rich girl Jennifer (Hills) and her Beatnik pals as she cruises the...

Easy Money | 1948 | Jack Warner, Marjorie Fielding,

This portmanteau of stories is linked by following the fortunes of people who win a fortune on the football pools. Jack Warner, David Tomlinson, Dennis Price and Petula Clark star in the comedy-drama which reflects both the up – and downside...

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