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    That looks like director J. Lee-Thompson behind Harry Andrews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    That looks like director J. Lee-Thompson behind Harry Andrews.
    I'm sure you are right, DBF (cast followed by director):


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    A rare colour publicity still for Ice Cold in Alex scanned from the 1958 Film Review annual.


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    One of my favourite war films. We've just ordered it on BD and are looking forward to viewing it again. The wonderful scene of camaraderie at the end is very moving. A corking film.

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    A poster and reviews scanned from various 1958 issues of ABC Film Review; Picturegoer; Picture Show and Photoplay.











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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    A rare colour publicity still for Ice Cold in Alex scanned from the 1958 Film Review annual.

    Could I suggest, rather, a rare "colourised" publicity still ..... ? And badly done, at that - the desert uniform would have been khaki drill.

    Still, one of my favourites in my collection, especially Liam Redmond's, all too short, participation.
    Last edited by Arthur Linden-Jones; 02-07-16 at 01:36 PM.

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    I think it definitely is a real colour photo, Arthur. I've seen a number of them taken on location for the film in Sir John Mills book Moving Memories and the uniforms all look the same colour to me. It was not unusual, even at that time, nearly 60 years ago, for colour publicity photos to be taken during the production of black and white films for use in magazines and film annuals. There's one in that particular annual of Jackie Lane and Jeremy Spenser in Wonderful Things, also released in 1958.

    Also, a colour consultant would have decided what colour the uniforms should be to look right in black and white or monochrome.
    Last edited by darrenburnfan; 02-07-16 at 02:20 PM.

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    Scanned from the January and February, 1958, issues of ABC Film Review.






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    Scanned from Picturegoer magazine and Film Review annual.




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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    Also, a colour consultant would have decided what colour the uniforms should be to look right in black and white or monochrome.
    This is correct, if you saw a colour photo still from any B&W film noir you'd be surprised to see the ladies wearing brown lipstick (looks better in B&W) and anyone referrred to as ewearing a brilliant white dress would in fact be wearing a yellow one (white turns up grey on B&W).

    I love this film, by the way.

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    In physical stature, John Mills was a kind of British Alan Ladd. He must only have been about five feet high at the most and would hardly have come up to my shoulder. However, he made up for that in sheer acting ability and I don't think they got Sylvia Syms to play opposite him while she was standing in a trench, as Sophia Loren had to do when she played opposite Alan Ladd in Boy on a Dolphin. I was once talking to someone who had met John Mills and they said he was only a little bloke.

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    What about Waterloo Road when barman John Mills knocks out heavyweight Stewart Granger

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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheum2 View Post
    What about Waterloo Road when barman John Mills knocks out heavyweight Stewart Granger
    That's called acting

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    I heard recently, but this is pure hearsay, that they were drinking real lager for that bar scene in Ice Cold in Alex and had to do many retakes. Consequently they were well and truly kaylied by the time they'd finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orpheum2 View Post
    What about Waterloo Road when barman John Mills knocks out heavyweight Stewart Granger
    I always think that's up there with Dennis Price (for heaven's sake) knocking out Stephen Murray in a fist fight in The Master of Bankdam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    I always think that's up there with Dennis Price (for heaven's sake) knocking out Stephen Murray in a fist fight in The Master of Bankdam.
    Not forgetting Alan Ladd getting the better of Ben Johnson in Shane !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrenburnfan View Post
    In physical stature, John Mills was a kind of British Alan Ladd. He must only have been about five feet high at the most and would hardly have come up to my shoulder. However, he made up for that in sheer acting ability and I don't think they got Sylvia Syms to play opposite him while she was standing in a trench, as Sophia Loren had to do when she played opposite Alan Ladd in Boy on a Dolphin. I was once talking to someone who had met John Mills and they said he was only a little bloke.
    I saw him the flesh once and I would say 5'7" and maybe 5'8" at his peak. A lot of the British film stars were on the short side - Richard Attenborough, Richard Todd and Kenneth More. By the standards of the day he wouldn't have been regarded as that short, I would have thought.

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    Looks like you're about right, Windthrop. In this photo, he's about the same height as Edward G. Robinson and according to the IMDb, Eddie was 5 foot, 7 inches.


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    This is a line-up from Sammy Going South I would expect. With Orlando Martins on the extreme right?

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