What film have you just watched?

Good effort ... I am sure you will enjoy .
As you now know Leo Genn a well known 50's UK actor plays the leading role ... he also appeared in the " Red Beret " playing the part based on the then Lt Col Frost .
 
Plastic. Better than I thought it would be, given Alfie Effin' Allen's in it (playing a total twat - so, just being himself, really).
 
Good effort ... I am sure you will enjoy .
As you now know Leo Genn a well known 50's UK actor .
Polite correction, he's an Aussie. He entertained in the Rumpole series. I thought he played a good role in Ryan's Daughter and was responsible for frightening my then very young daughters as the monk in Ladyhawk.
 
Polite correction, he's an Aussie. He entertained in the Rumpole series. I thought he played a good role in Ryan's Daughter and was responsible for frightening my then very young daughters as the monk in Ladyhawk.
I think we may refering to different actors .... the one I have posted about is definitely English and served in WW2 ... regret my lack of Mobile Tel skills means I cannot post a linky ... but Wikipedia will confirm .
 
I think we may refering to different actors .... the one I have posted about is definitely English and served in WW2 ... regret my lack of Mobile Tel skills means I cannot post a linky ... but Wikipedia will confirm .
My apologies, my error. Mr Glenn was the go to gent for all things good and upstanding.
 
'The Enemy Below' 1957

Great photography, not so great modeltronics, but easily forgiven.
Good characters portrayed by Curd Jürgens and Robert Mitcham as the main protagonists, but 'Captain Murrell's' shoulder shrugging and blase' recounting of how he watched his newlywed wife died after their ship had been torpedoed did not sound realistic.
Lots of real footage of depth charges being loosed off and the sea being flung skywards. A convincing hide and seek plot with details that sounded as if they may be authentic sub-hunting tricks.
Submariners with bronzed tans??? not believable but also forgivable.
Curd Jürgens, 'Kapitan Von Stolberg', is an anti-Nazi, as was Jürgens himself. Jürgens was sent to a concentration camp in 1944 for being politically unreliable.

Not an epic war movie but certainly an enjoyable one.


Movie trivia snippet.

In the Gene Hackman Denzel Washington submarine movie Crimson Tide the crew of said sub are discussing great war movies on the crew bus en route to the sub dock. One of the blokes (Gandolfini - Tony S from Sorranos) does a 'name that movie from the scene' impression.
Someone guesses wrong & Tony S corrects him naming TEB as the movie pronouncing Kurt Jurgens with a J.
 
Doesnt one of the NS squaddies throw the radio away as too heavy which leads to them not being able to call for help?
Correct .... and some trivia ... I am sure the patrol wore '48 pattern webbing .... my main memory of that film is the four Bren Guns taking on the Chinese / North Korean hordes .... if you look carefully you can see the BFA's
 

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I watched The Death of Stalin last night and maybe it is just me but I thought it was crap
IT wasn't just you, I stuck it for about twenty - thirty minutes, awful.
 
Doesnt one of the NS squaddies throw the radio away as too heavy which leads to them not being able to call for help?
Surly Pte Wyatt, played by one of the mass of Welsh actors in the film industry, post war, Ronald Lewis.
Surprised to read that Lewis reportedly liked knocking women about which, rightly, foreshortened his career.
Bankruptcy, alcoholism (not necessarily in that order), and eventual suicide followed.
 
A Hill in Korea - Freeview Talking Pictures, so expect a repeat sooner and/or later. Bigs up the NationalServicemen bolstering Regulars

A Hill in Korea
Michael Caine being the only Korea veteran in the cast.
 
Doesnt one of the NS squaddies throw the radio away as too heavy which leads to them not being able to call for help?
Michael Caine being the only Korea veteran in the cast.
If you look at the cast it is a who's who of post war Britain. Four bren guns seemed a lot for a patrol, i assume it did occur though. The Cromwell tank was possibly captured. Hosung's Blog: British Cromwell Tanks Used by North Korea During Korean War
 
Patient Zero.

A super rabies virus has turned humankind into highly intelligent, streamlined killers. A man gifted with the ability to speak the new language of the infected must lead the last survivors on a hunt for Patient Zero and a cure.

Doctor Who, Matt Smith plays the lead role adopting a septic accent for the part. It also looks like there may be a sequel if the end of the film is anything to go by.
Was a meh movie. I was expecting more from a film which had Stanley Tucci in it. Barely watchable....barely.
 

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