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Dirk Bogarde upsets Peggy Evans in The Blue Lamp
The Blue Lamp (1949)

Yet another interest of ours, film. This page is more history of film than anything else, so for this reason we've avoided mentioning, in some cases, for very good reason, the so called blockbusters and  the box office boffos, there are exceptions, of course, and they have been noted. If you, the viewer are at all interested in the history of film, then this page is for you. We'll try and uncover some of the more obscure examples of film and as we find them, we'll add the links , along with references to the studios, both large and small, as we find their links we'll be sure to add them, so bear with us. Braveheart and Michael Mann's production of The Last of the Mohicans have also be accorded their own
pages on our fast expanding History On Film website, along with some other films which deal with different periods of human history....Anyway, despite the somewhat British slant on film and studio, we hope you enjoy this page, and, the whole site, of course. Be kind to one another......

There is only one Alistair Sim!

The Cinema Show
Home from work our Juliet
Clears her morning meal.
She dabs her skin with pretty smells
Concealing to appeal.
I will make my bed,
She said, but turned to go.
Can she be late for her cinema show?

Romeo locks his basement flat,
And scurries up the stair.
With head held high and floral tie,
A weekend millionaire.
I will make my bed
With her tonight, he cries.
Can he fail armed with his chocolate surprise?

Take a little trip back with father Tiresias,
Listen to the old one speak of all he has lived through.
I have crossed between the poles, for me there's no mystery.
Once a man, like the sea I raged,
Once a woman, like the earth I gave.
There is in fact more earth than sea.

dedicated to British Cinema

the title says it all

from the archives of the
British Film Institute

more newsreels

British Cinema in the
1950s and 1960s

mainly 1930-1950, but with
other odds and ends too

the greatest film studio of them all

British Films of the
30s, 40s and 50s

A comprehensive guide to
British horror films
Researched and compiled by
 Darrell Buxton.
and we're not kidding either!
P.S. if you want to know why
this listing is entitled
 'Pass The Marmalade',
take another look at Hammer's
- in particular the breakfast scene
immediately following the
ruthless murder of Valerie Gaunt.

great film data base

The Films Themselves

again, a newer film,
but for all intents and purposes,
an Ealing Comedy.

while this page is, in the main, about
older British film, it was hard to
resist including Terry Gilliam's
 masterpiece, so here it is

 a classic Ealing Comedy

Alistair Sim stars in this early
British mystery chiller


Silent and Others


an incredible and invaluable 
resource site
on all things silent film


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