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4.0 out of 5 stars Funnier than Bond, 26 Sep 2011
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This review is from: Dick Barton Collection: Dick Barton: Special Agent / Dick Barton Strikes Back / Dick Barton at Bay [DVD] (DVD)
I thoroughly enjoyed these three entertaining old films which contain a fair amount of action and humour (both intentional and unintentional) in almost equal doses with some of the funniest fight scenes you will ever see. I found myself regularly chuckling whilst sitting through these films (mainly because of some of the incredible dialogue and dodgy accents) and I was particularly fascinated by how many people smoked back in those days - some characters always seem to have a cigarette or cigar in their gob!

The running time is just over an hour for each film so everything moves along quite quickly and the films do not really have the chance to become stilted and boring. The old saying "they don't make 'em like this anymore" is certainly true when applied to these three films.

By the way, on a more serious note, there were plans for a fourth Dick Barton movie - "Dick Barton In Africa" but these were shelved after Don Stannard (who played Dick Barton in these three films) was tragically killed in a car accident shortly after "Dick Barton At Bay" was completed.
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Initial post: 26 Sep 2011 20:09:05 BDT
Carnigie says:
From Albert. I rememberas as ayoung lad licening to the radio of an evening from 7 to 7.15. Mon to Fri. Dick. Jock and Snowie. For a 7.year old it was the peak of exitment and then off to bed. Good Old Day's.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Aug 2012 16:36:06 BDT
stattosdad says:
I too, Albert. But the intro. went something like this " It's 6:45 time for Dick Barton, Special Agent. Dan deran deran deran deratatatata ....." How I'd love to hear repeats on Radio 4 Extra.
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