The British comedy B Movies of the 1940s probably did as much for morale during the WWII than many of the blockbusters and Hollywood produced films. The likes of Old Mother Riley, Gert & Daisy and the stable of eccentrics from John E. Blakeley’s Mancunian Films including Norman Evans and the irrepressible Frank Randle kept
Two great detectives meet each other on the streets of London. A short clip from “The Alphabet Murders” (1965). Hercule Poirot – Tony Randall Miss Marple – Margaret Rutherford Hastings – Robert Morley Mr. Stringer – Stringer Davies
A review of a string of English comedies made by the Ealing studios. Covers ‘Kind Hearts and Coronets’ (1949), ‘The Lavender Hill Mob’ (1951), ‘The Man in the White Suit’ (1951), and ‘The Ladykillers’ (1955). WARNING: Includes extreme fanboy behavior.
Classic British comedy from 1953 about two couples adventures at the London to Brighton Commemorative Run. Ambrose finally arrives at the finish line with his latest girlfriend Rosalind and her St Bernard’s Suzy, while his married friends Alan and Wendy are still broken down on a country rode. In a desperate bid to finish the
This was filmed from a tram and shows the streetlife of Ealing, London in 1901. It was originally filmed to show at a fairground and similar events and was meant as a form of entertainment for members of the audience to see if they could spot themselves or someone they knew. Original footage courtesy of