Tag: Hugh Griffith

The Bargee | 1964 | Harry H. Corbett, Hugh Griffith

British comedy, courtesy of Steptoe and Son screenwriters Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Seriously miscast as a barge-dwelling Lothario, Harry H Corbett does his best to ditch the character for which he is best known (Harold Steptoe), with little...

Lucky Jim | 1957 | Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas

Not really a good adaptation, considering Kingsley Amis’s superior satiric novel, this take by the Boulting Brothers ditches the book’s finer points in favour of farce and plenty of physical humour. Nevertheless, judged on its own...

Gone to Earth | 1950 | Jennifer Jones, David Farrar

Powell’s and Pressburger’s visually ravishing and feral take on Mary Webb’s romantic novel was rereleased in the States as Wild Heart, with additional footage directed by Mamoulian yet at an abridged 82 minutes. Challis’s...

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