Tag: Reginald Beckwith

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...

Genevieve | 1953 | Kenneth More, John Gregson

One of those mid-50s British comedies that tried to convince (and succeeded) the viewer that all was sunny on the postwar home front, and that the middle classes really had nothing better to do than whizz around in big vintage cars all day...

Night of the Eagle | 1962 | Peter Wyngarde, Janet Blair

Top-notch 60s English horror starring Peter ‘Jason King’ Wyngarde. A sceptical university professor discovers that black magic is rife on the campus and his wife is among its practitioners. "Do the undead demons of hell arise to...

The Big Job | 1965 | Sid James, Sylvia Syms

Comedy that has more than a touch of the Carry Ons about it, not least a cast that includes those comedy stalwarts Joan Sims and Jim Dale. Dick Emery, Lance Percival and Sid James are the trio of dimwit bank robbers who, after doing 15 years inside...

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