Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 28 of 28
  1. #21
    Senior Member Country: England Number Six's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    1,260
    Liked
    13 times
    Quote Originally Posted by alan gowdy
    Have a look at the British Film Studios forum at Stephen Pickard's 'In Production' posting. Under the heading "The Awful Danger of Making a Classic" is an article of interest to fans of SFS.
    Thanks alan. Nice avatar by the way!

  2. #22
    Senior Member Country: UK wellendcanons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3,703
    Liked
    154 times
    I too think this film is a classic. The whole cast are terrific, especially Terry-Thomas as the bounder. The classic tennis scenes are even filmed at my favourite location, The Edgwarebury Hotel in Elstree.



    wellendcanons.

  3. #23
    Member Country: UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    61
    Liked
    2 times
    A delight from beginning to end, with Carmichael, Sim and Terry-Thomas all at the top of their game. A pity Peter Ustinov didn't get an on-screen credit for his work on the screenplay.



    Along with expert support from the likes of Winsome Welshmen Price and Jones (�One of the old-type exhaustible horns, runs on the helical friction principle.� �Oh? What�s that?� �Too complicated to explain. Either you know or you don�t.�) - and ear-twitching John Le Mesurier, not to mention Hattie Jacques and Irene Handl and Kynaston Reeves (�And we don�t tolerate filthy language in this club, sir!�), the scenes featuring Edward Chapman's smug, officious chief clerk Gloatbridge also deserve a mention, whether he�s extolling the frugal virtues of The Hampshire Buttery (�A very satisfying meal for seven-and-sixpence�), or being ruthlessly taken down a peg or two by the post-Yeovil Palfrey�s judicious application of �interpolated accountancy�.



    Great stuff, up there with The Happiest Days Of Your Life.

  4. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    151
    Liked
    0 times
    Oh what an absolute classic.

    I fell in love with Janette Scott (Avril) the first time I saw it.



    As Simon says there is so much in this film, it's a hoot from start to finish, never a dull moment.

  5. #25
    Senior Member Country: England
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    330
    Liked
    0 times
    A cracking, cracking film with a top-notch British cast! We have it on DVD and it comes out regularly.

    Anyone know what Terry-Thomas' pretty little sports car is?

  6. #26
    Senior Member Country: UK
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    1,378
    Liked
    7 times
    Quote Originally Posted by Andy H
    A cracking, cracking film with a top-notch British cast! We have it on DVD and it comes out regularly.

    Anyone know what Terry-Thomas' pretty little sports car is?
    Hi Andy - an Aston Martin. You should find more info in earlier postings.

  7. #27
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    19
    Liked
    0 times
    I love this film!!! dennis price/peter jones cameo's are great and the swiftmobile antics, and, yes, it's an aston martin db3s.



    http://www.swiftmobile.com/

  8. #28
    Senior Member Country: England
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    330
    Liked
    0 times
    Many thanks for the car info. I'm not well up on Astons - it looked Italian to my eyes. Thanks once again.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. School for Scoundrels
    By Groucho in forum Film Locations
    Replies: 144
    Last Post: 04-08-13, 12:36 AM
  2. School for Scoundrels 2nd July
    By Windyridge in forum Dates for your Diary
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27-05-09, 11:17 AM
  3. School For Scoundrels Remake
    By DB7 in forum Latest Cinema Releases
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 20-08-07, 02:34 AM
  4. School for Scoundrels (1960)
    By Kiwi-Hawk in forum Looking for a Video/DVD (Film)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-07-07, 08:48 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts