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Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,899,998 - Total Helpful Votes: 96 of 96
Oh, Mr Porter! [VHS] (1937) <b>VHS</b> ~ Will Hay
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Someone once said that there was hardly a dud scene in the whole film, and few would disagree. From the hilarious opening when we see Hay as a wheel tapper to the final chase, it never falters. Age has not diminished its quality and freshness and Hay, Marriott and Moffatt are on top form. The film has something for everyone. A gem.
Small Back Room [VHS] [1949] <b>VHS</b> ~ David Farrar
Small Back Room [VHS] [1949] VHS ~ David Farrar
82 of 82 people found the following review helpful
'The Small Back Room' is one of those films which I come back to with pleasure at least once a year. It captures the feel and mood of war-time London so effectively. It is based on a Nigel Balchin novel, first published in 1943, about the work of back room 'boffins' in war-time London. It tells the story of an embittered bomb disposal expert, Sammy Rice, who is part of an important research team, and his challenge with a booby-trapped bomb, set against the background of a turbulent love affair and a conflict of loyalties within a Government Department. The war time atmosphere, with its blackout, dismal lighting, servicemen in uniform and crowded bars, is carefully depicted in one of Michael… Read more
Up 'n' Under [VHS] [1998] <b>VHS</b> ~ Gary Olsen
Up 'n' Under [VHS] [1998] VHS ~ Gary Olsen
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A very enjoyable feel good comedy with a rugby league seven a side background. John Godber has adapted his play for the cinema and gives us some astute and hilarious observations on class and masculinity in the north of England. Gary Olsen, as the former Rugby league player, heads an excellent cast and even Samantha Janus, as the gym owner, fits in surprisingly well. Not a film for the rugby connoisseur, but just the job for a good evening's viewing with a couple of pints.