Great Ham Performances

A Listmania! list by Paul Magnussen (Campbell, CA USA)
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Treasure Island [DVD] [1950]
1.  Treasure Island [DVD] [1950] DVD ~ Bobby Driscoll
The list author says:
  "Robert Newton’s Long John Silver is possibly the greatest ham performance of all time, and has influenced virtually every other pirate characterisation since."
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The Importance Of Being Earnest (Special Edition) [DVD]
2.  The Importance Of Being Earnest (Special Edition) [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Redgrave
The list author says:
  "Edith Evans's definitive Lady Bracknell is only part of the immaculate cast that makes this one of the greatest classics of all time.  The Rupert Everett remake is unspeakably dreary in comparison."
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The Great Race [DVD] [1965] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
3.  The Great Race [DVD] [1965] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] DVD ~ Tony Curtis
The list author says:
  "Jack Lemmon is wonderful in dual ham rôles: as the villainous professor who gets shanghai’d into impersonating an air-head prince, and as the prince himself."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)

A Fish Called Wanda [DVD] [1988]
4.  A Fish Called Wanda [DVD] [1988] DVD ~ John Cleese
The list author says:
  "Kevin Kline justly collected an Oscar for this one."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines [1965] [DVD]
5.  Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines [1965] [DVD] DVD ~ Stuart Whitman
The list author says:
  "Just about all the greatest British comedy stars that were alive at the time, but particularly outstanding performances include Terry-Thomas as the upper-class English cad."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)

The Italian Job [DVD] [1969]
6.  The Italian Job [DVD] [1969] DVD ~ Michael Caine
The list author says:
  "This classic includes a wonderful cameo from Benny Hill.  Again, forget the remake."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Poldark: Series 1 - Part 1 [DVD] [1975]
7.  Poldark: Series 1 - Part 1 [DVD] [1975] DVD ~ Robin Ellis
The list author says:
  "Although only a relatively minor character, Paul Curran's portrayal of Jud Paynter is one of the great delights of this BBC historical drama."
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Fast Times At Ridgemont High [DVD]
8.  Fast Times At Ridgemont High [DVD] DVD ~ Sean Penn
The list author says:
  "Sean Penn’s masterly performance here clearly provided the prototype for Bill and Ted."
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The Pink Panther Film Collection (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD] [1976]
9.  The Pink Panther Film Collection (5 Disc Box Set) [DVD] [1976] DVD ~ Peter Sellers
The list author says:
  "Although Peter Sellers's performance is of course the mainspring of this series, I should like to put in a word for Herbert Lom's so-beautifully-judged Inspector Dreyfus."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure [DVD] [1990]
10.  Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Keanu Reeves
The list author says:
  "Excellent supporting cast, particularly Terry Camilleri as Napoleon and Al Leong as Genghis Khan."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

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Benny Hill considered funnier than Monty Python--get Hill DVD's here at amazon.co.uk 0 14 Mar 2014
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Poldark, the Series 0 18 Jul 2012
languages? 2 4 Jan 2010
Subitles included? 0 2 Oct 2009
Peter Sellers 0 25 Nov 2008
Favourite? 0 20 Oct 2008
Audio tracks 1 30 Aug 2008
 
   

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