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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby PhilGlass » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:48 pm

Ivor Biggun wrote:You guys seem to be forgetting Wilf playing Paul McCartney's grand-dad in HELP!


This was actually in "A Hard Day's Night", possibly the only Wilfrid Brambell film commercially available that I havent seen, as I can't stand the Beatles at all and couldn't imagine sitting through it.

Interesting performances from Wilfrid are in a rare swedish film "Picasso's Aventyr" where he plays a Lesbian (alongside Bernard Cribbins who plays the same). One that disappointed me was "Witchfinder General" - Wilfrid's name is on the DVD cover, third billing. But he is only in the film for 58 seconds!!!!!!!!!!!! They were naughty for doing that!!

But worse still is the DVD's of "Hardcore" which bill Harry. H Corbett on the cover - and he is in it for 7 seconds!!!!! Beware!!!
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:19 am

Harry & Willy were always so good regardless of role, even brief appearances couldn't be described as 'cameos' :).
Wilfrid also appeared (without teeth) as a station guard in “Where the Bullets Fly” (1966), another of those
secret-agent cold-war comedies that were so popular at the time. Here’s the clip (1 min, 30 sec):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FwzhVy6P0k.
PhilGlass wrote:I can't stand the Beatles at all…Interesting performances from Wilfrid are in a rare swedish film "Picasso's Aventyr" where he plays a Lesbian (alongside Bernard Cribbins who plays the same).

(in Scouse accent)…So, you don’t like the Rutland sound eh? Bonzo Dog Band were
more fun than Beatles anyway and Neil Innes’ impersonation of Lennon is hilarious :mrgreen:.
Wilf & Bernie of course played Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein in Picasso’s Aventyr,
...it looks like the bespectacled bloke with the beard has just goosed Wilfrid :shock:
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