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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:14 am

Ilovesteptoe wrote:In that Shoestring episode Harry...was really menacing and showed his classically trained acting skills. 8)

Quite menacing and all I saw was a few frames, stills really. He was so good In Jabberwocky wasn't he, I didn't recognize him at first either.
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Because even if a film is a disaster it's money in the bank for studios and producers.
In a 2001 interview Christopher Lee described the phenomena as "upward failure", executives extracting colossal fees for "flop after flop after flop."
The horror genre has a guaranteed audience, which is undoubtedly why a sequel to the remake and Army of Darkness II were announced the day following the 2013 premiere (see Wiki). I'll reserve judgment too but...none of it bodes well.

Back on topic, it appears "Picasso's Aventyr" is at youtube, bits of it anyway :)
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby harryfaversham » Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:26 pm

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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:28 pm

I've sourced some more films with Wilfrid Brambell in the other day which I'm going to buy soon. One was called The Boys starring of course Wilfrid, Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Ronald Lacey about four youths all implicated in the murder of a night watchman which looks good and the other is Flames in the Streets starring Wilfrid Brambell, John Mills & Sylvia Syms in a drama about The faces of racism at work and at home. Surprising how many are turning up? 8)
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby harryfaversham » Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:20 pm

Wilfrid was in s***loads of films. Diverse roles too. A real actor's actor same as Harry
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:10 pm

harryfaversham wrote:Wilfrid was in s***loads of films. Diverse roles too. A real actor's actor same as Harry


Yeah, It amazes me constantly of the vast and varied material they did. They were more than actors but ultimate performers and multi talented and that's why we remember them today and for always. 8)
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby harryfaversham » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:52 pm

Well said my friend
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby PhilGlass » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:44 pm

Ilovesteptoe wrote:I've sourced some more films with Wilfrid Brambell in the other day which I'm going to buy soon. One was called The Boys starring of course Wilfrid, Richard Todd, Robert Morley, Ronald Lacey about four youths all implicated in the murder of a night watchman which looks good and the other is Flames in the Streets starring Wilfrid Brambell, John Mills & Sylvia Syms in a drama about The faces of racism at work and at home. Surprising how many are turning up? 8)


Both of those are availlable on DVD from all good video stores, not that there are any of those any more. Never mind eh.

What are less known are their radio plays, and their guest appearances as themselves.

Wilfrid and Harry also both appeared on several music shows singing their singles. Other than Steptoe, as actors, and not talk shows, Willy and Harry are only known to have appeared in "The Torrents of Spring" together, not counting news items. I guess if they tried working together people would just want Steptoe.
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby harryfaversham » Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:32 pm

Just watched Wilfrid in Holiday On The Buses again. "Have a banana!" Classic
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby Archie » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:44 pm

harryfaversham wrote:Just watched Wilfrid in Holiday On The Buses again. "Have a banana!" Classic


A great scene with Blakey taking everything seriously as usual :o
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby harryfaversham » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:14 pm

"Separate! Separate!" lol
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby PhilGlass » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:50 pm

I saw a box set of 4 "Classic" british films and Wilfrid's name was on the box as it contained "San Ferry Ann", another of Wilfrid's interesting appearances. Wilfrid also did "Desert Island Discs" in 1966 - his luxury was whiskey and his book was a dictionary. Albert probably would have taken a bottle of gold watch and "Nudes of 1964" the novel!
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:12 pm

PhilGlass wrote:Wilfrid also did "Desert Island Discs" in 1966...Albert probably would have taken a bottle of gold watch and "Nudes of 1964" the novel!

Ever read one of those novelizations of dirty movies? They're hilarious! Paperback covers with sometimes brilliant artwork and racy blurbs promising the time of your life. Open them up and it's like reading bad cave drawings, a crash course in how not to write, yet they're collectors items. Go figure :roll:
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:09 pm

PhilGlass wrote:I saw a box set of 4 "Classic" british films and Wilfrid's name was on the box as it contained "San Ferry Ann", another of Wilfrid's interesting appearances. Wilfrid also did "Desert Island Discs" in 1966 - his luxury was whiskey and his book was a dictionary. Albert probably would have taken a bottle of gold watch and "Nudes of 1964" the novel!


I've been meaning to buy San Ferry Ann for ages. I'm often coming across very reasonable DVDs for sale new on ebay for as little as £2.50 plus P&P. I keep saying to myself I gonna get it soon but I never do but I'll surprise myself one day. :)
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby harryfaversham » Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:38 pm

I've seen it in The Range
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Re: Harry H Corbett/ Wilfrid Brambell Movies

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:01 pm

harryfaversham wrote:I've seen it in The Range


Cool! 8) There also another gem of a film that features Wilfrid called "Big Whopper(1961)" set in bonny Scotland about the Locj Ness Monster. Features Wilfrid, Sid James, Charles Hawtrey, Terry Scott, Spike Milligan, singer/Actor Adam Faith and others. Seen years ago but yet to get it of DVD. My second thing to do after getting San Ferry Ann. :P
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