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    Its really nice to see some of my dear friends on here, Jack Arrow, Pat Ryan, Chick Edwin Fowles, Harry Phipps, Fred Woods, Paddy Smith,
    Alan Meacham, and Roy Beck. they are no longer with us, so God Bless them all.

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    Coming across "The Man in the Wall" during THE NEW ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE CHAN:


    We also find Paul Beradi as the man at the door of Torrance & Morgan, letting Charlie into the presence of Christopher Morgan himself, played by Graham Stuart, whose credits often get mixed up with the much younger small part player, extra and sometime stuntman Graham Stewart


    And the men at the French windows, a frequent activity of the persons involved in this series, are Rupert Davies, credited this time as Inspector Duff, and it's George Curtis back on duty on the right. The other copper I've seen in the same role before in the series; he looks a bit like Ted "broken" Carroll without the broken.

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    Caravan (1946) has Stewart Granger, Jean Kent, Anne Crawford and Dennis Price going through the usual Gainsborough histrionics, and joining them on the campsites:


    Hyma Beckley as a smirking footman as he clocks into Dennis's bitchy quips which are quickly put down by Stewart's manly replies


    Talking of bitches, once we move to Spain, Shepherds Bush, here's Stewart with Dennis's sidekick Robert Helpmann and Tony Castleton in a marvellous hat coming up from behind


    Talking of headgear, a gypsy wedding gathering comes up later on and Harry Phipps doesn't quite have the headscarf at his usual jaunty angle.

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    Saturday Night and Sunday Morning 1960 is one of first 'social realism' films, commonly known as kitchen sink drama's. Following a young man in Nottingham, his life and loves. Author and screenwriter Alan Silitoe tells us on the film commentary that many of the Nottingham extras are members of his family. Three pubs are visited during the course of the film, it's in these scenes we find some of our faves, in the first one we see Jim Tyson and Jack May propping the bar up while a singalong features George Hilsdon and George Spence. The second pub is where Arthur Seaton (Albert Finney) meets up with his Aunt Ada (Hylda Baker) and sees Doreen (Shirley Anne Field) for the first time, playing darts we see Ernie Rice with pipe, also pottering in the background is Andy Alston. Finally in the third pub we have Charles Rayford taking his turn to smoke a pipe while playing darts. In the scene were the elderly drunk (Peter Madden smashes a window, he is apprehended and the gathering crowd is joined by Anthony Lang.
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    Dark Journey (1937) is a rather dull WWI spy film that at least ends with a bang. Lots of extras, but not os many familiar ones.


    Manning the U-boat with Robert Newton is Theodore Wilhelm (who I suspect also did the German language voice-overs of the various German officers).


    Inspecting Conrad Veidt's luggage is Swedish customs officer Wally Bosco.


    A dance scene with hundreds of extras has no familiar faces until a young Tony Mendleson sweeps in just before the edit.


    And in the bustling crowd outside Vivien Leigh's dress shop, I think this might be Hyma Beckley at top left.

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    There's "Something Old, Something New" in THE NEW ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE CHAN, presumably opposed to his Old Adventures:


    In this one, P.C. Johnson (Arthur Howell) fortuitously encounters sneak thief Second Storey Pete (Patrick Troughton)


    And it looks like Inspector Maigret, er, Duff (Rupert Davies) isn't convinced by Pete's tale. George Curtis is on duty at Scotland Yard.

    Patrick would meet both Arthur and George again in his last DOCTOR WHO story "The War Games" about 12 years later.

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    Because in 1951 it's Where No Vultures Fly, it's also where no extras lie, but in an Ealing interlude:


    Former game warden Anthony Steel finds himself up against settler official Lloyd Lamble


    And also versus tourist official Douglas Muir


    And here with newspaper editor Jack Stewart.

    Andrew Cruickshank also pops up in this sequence as the Governor and on location, Wallace Needham-Clark plays the vet, but his voice sounds like it might have been dubbed by Howard Marion Crawford (who did turn up in the sequel, West of Zanzibar).

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    Perhaps because it's called "The Man With a Hundred Faces", the IMDb cast list for the next episode of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE CHAN is mixed up again. I think the corrected credited cast should be Peter La Trobe as Romano and Arthur Brander as Inspector Rietti. As for the uncredited cast, as well as Michael Mellinger doing his Napoleon Bonaparte from THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO again (accompanied by the theme music from that series!), or supposedly as Alan Wheatley as Napoleon, we get:


    The chubby Paul Beradi in the background of a night club in Venice with the smug but pleasantly thick Barry Chan (James Hong) in the foreground. Perhaps he's smug because he and J. Carrol Naish actually got to Venice for some location shooting


    And here he and J. Carrol are joined by waiter Vasco, the inevitable Louis Matto, as well as Alan Wheatley in a disguise that looks very similar to one worn by his fellow Holmes portrayer Basil Rathbone in Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942).

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    We're past the "Point of No Return" with picture quality for THE NEW ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE CHAN, though still in Venice (Elstree):


    In the casino, Pat Halpin and David Lawton (prior to an engagement in CROSSROADS) are on the table with John McLaren in the white tux next to David is gambling his life away . . . maybe


    George Howell delivers a message to Charlie from his Number One Son, who is sadly not in this episode. However, we do get Arthur Gomez in a most fetching beard and tea cosy wig as the local police inspector.

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    When the clock strikes The Hour of 13, there's a rozzer ripper running round old London town in 1952, or rather 1870:


    Colin Gordon gets news of the latest slaughter from the seller who looks like Fred Griffiths


    But Colin's not an entirely innocent party, nor is Peter Lawford at this party. As well as Peter's eyebrows, the guests appear to include Pat Hagan . . .


    . . . as well as Ned Lynch in all his finery. Campbell Cotts is about to pull the host's finery onto the floor


    At a drunken officers' mess do for Derek Bond, before he ends up on the floor, we can see John Warren at attention in the background


    While at attention in the subsequent court proceedings is defence solicitor Mr. Pembridge. John Robinson gets no credit for the part, despite his being a more substantial one than that of prosecutor Mr. Cummings played by Peter Copley, who is credited. Better agent, perhaps or because Peter really was a barrister?


    The glum Moultrie Kelsall is on the bench, with Philip Ray as his stony faced clerk


    Also in court, though copping a quick ogle at Dawn Addams, is P.C. Jack Arrow.

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    Into more plush surroundings for Dawn and Peter:


    And it's not surprising their waiter is Rex Garner


    And I wouldn't be at least surprised if the diner far left is Victor Harrington


    At a more select dinner chez Michael Hordern, the butler turns out to be Arthur Howard


    Oh, those endless meals! At Romano's, the waiter turns out to be Paddy Smith, complete with tray and glasses to carry and business and lines to deliver


    But now onto bobby business and as Jack McNaughton and Roland Culver, ahem, discreetly search Peter's chambers, it sounds like it's Jack Stewart reporting at the door


    Roland certainly gives a report when he tears a strip off Sergeant Arnold Diamond


    The next sergeant is Basil Dignam, and if you look carefully through the group of three detectives on the right, by a nose we can see it's Reg Thomason in the middle


    When it's time to say "cheese", constables Andy Alston (left) and John Adams (second right) are on the wrong side of this camera.

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    Psychomania 1972

    John Tatum is a witness to Zombie Nicky Henson's undead rampage in a Shepperton carpark.

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    The Grass is Greener (1960) is a movie based on a successful play, i think it would have been enjoyable in the theatre but i don't think it works on film. Only five actors are credited Lord and Lady Rhyall (Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr), millionaire American oilman Charlie Delacro (Robert Mitchum) , family friend Hattie (Jean Simmons) and butler Sellers (Moray Watson). Lady Rhyall goes to a hair appointment in London and is met in the street when she leaves, by Charlie, passing by is Mabel Etherington and Gertrude Kaye, the cheating couple have a meal together, one of the waiter's waiting for them to leave is Austin Cooper. Lady Rhyall and Charlie are due to appear at a variety of venues, they don't show, a closing bedroom door hints as to what they are up to instead, meanwhile a montage of the no shows include a theatre with Terry Rendall and probably John More ,a restaurant had Charles Rayford among it's patrons, finally a dance , Emil Stemmler walks through the dancers holding a newspaper ? or a thick menu.

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    Menus feature too in The Wedding of Lilli Marlene (1953), but first it's off to the office of theatrical producer Sidney James:

    Here Sid's considering the set design and the assistant standing second left, probably suggesting a frieze, is Otto Friese. Ann Bennett is the secretary on the left

    Hugh McDermott trudges round theatrical agents in a montage, uncomfortable no doubt, and shaking his head during it is "Star" agent George Roderick

    One of the few winning performances in the film comes from Irene Handl, who's not playing with her yo-yo, but having a dance, and the stagehand laughing at her is likely Jack Sharp

    At the Fleur de Lys Restaurant, the name being suitably mangled by cleaner Dandy Nichols at one point, Tony Mendleson is holding court in the centre

    As we track through the restaurant, there's John Wilder back in one of his favourite poses avec ciggy. The headwaiter Vittorio is Jacques Cey

    Now, here's the menu with Hugh no doubt choosing prime ham assisted by waiter Louis Matto

    When Hugh wants to celebrate with Lisa Daniely, Paul Beradi decides to walk on by at that precise moment

    At a party staged by Jack Billings - a bit of a Victor Harrington lookalike at a distance, of whom more anon - John Blythe gets the lowdown from Wally Patch as Jim Morris watches.
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    We climb into another montage, this time with Lisa, and it's the turn of Jack Armstrong to suggest "cheese"

    At the final dress rehearsal open to the public (), Hugh looks like he's holding one in as John blithely claps and it looks like Muriel Greenslade next to the chap who is not Ned Hood, but who does get a few words to say shortly after

    And indeed, here is Not Ned doing his stuff, much to John's annoyance, and the lady behind Not, Aileen Lewis, is about to give John one of her special regal stares

    Here is Lisa aka Lilli's groom in one of the scenes on stage; for some reason only know to director Arthur Crabtree and editor Douglas Myers, the shots of these chaps are flipped, so we're seeing Fred Machon back to front

    After such a reversal, Hugh wisely decides to flee the country and in the passport queue, Bunny Seaman is behind him

    Through into the airport bar, Jack Billings, no, it is indeed Victor Harrington who has his back to the principals, but given they're Robert Ayres and (out of shot) Hugh McD, can you blame him? Victor later can be seen chatting up Bunny

    Outside the Imperial Theatre, former sergeant major Wally literally gathers his troops which include Ray Schock

    And second from right, Jim Brady too, keeping well out of range of those eyebrows in the centre. Later in the theatre, Jim gets a few lines to shout out

    And just in case you were worried about Muriel being out on her own, at the first night performance, Mabel Etherington has plonked herself beside Hugh. Hmm, maybe it's Mabel we should be worried about . . .

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    Hi Tigon Man.
    You can just about see me on the right, on happy John Tatum's left.

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    When in Rome, uncovering "A Bowl by Cellini", the picture quality can't cope with the Italian@Elstree light it seems:


    But anyway, on one of his new adventures, Charlie Chan accompanies Richard Goolden down a side street and it's very likely Norman Fisher is on the wagon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitstablejim View Post
    Hi Tigon Man.
    You can just about see me on the right, on happy John Tatum's left.
    Hi Jim,

    I think you were also the police photographer in this one.
    Do you have any memories of working with happy John?
    It would be nice to think his grumpy persona was all an act and he was in reality the live and soul of the party!

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    Hi Tigon Man, No I am sorry to say, he was one grumpy man, I worked with him a lot, I went on a call one day and there were army jeeps an ambulance and a large lorry, so I let the boys choose whatever and I was left with the lorry, when I tried it out, it had no foot brake, so being there was a plane involved in the shot they wouldn't use it, so I spent the day ferrying all the boys from the dressing room to where they were shooting, all the drivers got a bit extra, including me, but John wasn't happy, he said that I didn't do anything so why should I get the same as him, he was in one shot and I was working all day long.

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    It could be return of the idea for RETURN OF THE SAINT with "The Arrangement" or even "Strangers on a Plane" as complete nutter Carolyn Seymour tries to swap murders with Sarah Douglas. Once landed at the airport:


    Ian Ogilvy and Sarah hope they can avoid those big letters as they come down the escalator but maybe Charlie Gray on the right might have a clearer passage


    Drunk David Healy tries to be polite to crazy Carolyn at the top of the escalator and passengers just arriving at the gate between them are John Smart and Aidan Harrington


    David's trip is literal and he has no clear passage before he lands at the bottom and among the crowd rubbernecking is Pat Gorman in the centre beside smirking Carolyn


    Sarah's an authoress and at a press party, Carolyn gatecrashes in front of Lewis Alexander and Aileen Lewis. They both turn up again near the end as attendees at a funeral


    Sarah's estranged husband Michael Medwin arrives and the waiter dashing off to keep the drinks under lock and key is Rodney Cardiff


    Yes, it's Michael's turn to be drunk now and he creates a scene, but not before we've seen Walter Henry, John Rogers, Hyma Beckley and I think Bess Rogers


    Mike's in full flow now and there's David Rolfe on the left obliged to hear it all


    When Sarah and Ian need to get to Carolyn's penthouse quickly, I think the porter obliged to delay it all is Charles Lamb


    We end the episode back at the airport and that's Sandra Dickinson heading off and that's Gerry Judge heading forward.

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