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    Quote Originally Posted by Schnorbitz View Post
    And here's our entry to the Empire Film Magazine Done in 60 Seconds competition this year... The Ladykillers in 60 seconds.

    I hope you enjoy. It contains some obscured strong language and lots of double entendre. Call it a 12 A certificate.

    http://youtu.be/E6H6Nzm1bzg

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    Er.... was the car a Studebaker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan gowdy View Post
    Er.... was the car a Studebaker?
    You need to Focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windyridge View Post
    Alec Guinness wrote that he immediately asked "but this is meant for Alastair Sim surely?" when he was offered the role.
    Extracted from "Alastair Sim" by Mark Simpson, an excellent book I have just finished reading and can highly recommend!


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    Especially about the young actress (?) Anyone know who she was?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Jesson View Post
    Especially about the young actress (?) Anyone know who she was?

    You beat me to it,Laura!
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    What a fine actress - to hold her own in a film of so many great actors.
    She is the most best loved thing about the film - and without her amazing contribution it would not have been the same film.

    I am always surprised that they did not go with Edie Martin for the role - as she was an Ealing regular. But i did think that maybe they felt she was too small and frail to be believable in the part; which must have been correct as they also feared this about Ms Johnson going by the report above.

    Would be very interesting to know what younger actress was supposed to be in the part...
    Last edited by markrgv; 29-04-12 at 03:05 PM.

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    Muriel Aked maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrgv View Post
    What a fine actress - to hold her own in a film of so many great actors.
    She is the most best loved thing about the film - and without her amazing contribution it would not have been the same film.

    I am always surprised that they did not go with Edie Martin for the role - as she was an Ealing regular. But i did think that maybe they felt she was too small and frail to be believable in the part; which must have been correct as they also feared this about Ms Johnson going by the report above.

    Would be very interesting to know what younger actress was supposed to be in the part...
    Just loved that little coterie of old ladies - especially the tiny one with the NH specs who kept getting in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    ? She died in 1955 aged 67, don't think she fits the bill, but it makes me wonder why they thought a young woman would have made the part that interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky B View Post
    You beat me to it,Laura!
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    Quick Draw Laura they call me 'round these parts, pardner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Jesson View Post
    ? She died in 1955 aged 67, don't think she fits the bill, but it makes me wonder why they thought a young woman would have made the part that interesting.
    She was younger than Katie Johnson and would have been reasonably well-known at the time. Why doesn't she 'fit the bill'? The article you quote mentions a 'younger actress' - it doesn't suggest that a young woman was cast.

    This subject has come up before though I don't remember anyone coming up with any ideas. I guess it will all be in some Ealing film archive though if anyone wants to look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    She was younger than Katie Johnson and would have been reasonably well-known at the time. Why doesn't she 'fit the bill'? The article you quote mentions a 'younger actress' - it doesn't suggest that a young woman was cast.

    This subject has come up before though I don't remember anyone coming up with any ideas. I guess it will all be in some Ealing film archive though if anyone wants to look.
    Yup, you're right - I read it as young actress. So much for my proof reading skills!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Jesson View Post
    Just loved that little coterie of old ladies - especially the tiny one with the NH specs who kept getting in the way.
    Edie Martin as Lettice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marky B View Post
    Edie Martin as Lettice!
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    Classic scene stealer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Jesson View Post
    Just loved that little coterie of old ladies - especially the tiny one with the NH specs who kept getting in the way.
    That was the lady i refered to - Edie Martin. She was in a few Ealing films and it is always great to see her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrgv View Post
    That was the lady i refered to - Edie Martin. She was in a few Ealing films and it is always great to see her.
    She was a scene stealer in Too Many Crooks as well as Terry-Thomas' mother. Loved it! He was so rotten to her when she was so glad to see him back home

    And the other scene that always sticks in my mind was when T-T was ridiculing George Coles' gangster accent.

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    Yes - two great actors, T-T and George Cole.
    It's always so funny in that film when he visits his mother (Edie) that she is so small next to T-T.

    She was such a tiny woman; but a big heart - and always brightens up any scene she is in with her pressence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Jesson View Post
    Classic scene stealer!
    Indeedly,doodly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    Was Muriel in her large or small size by this time? (Probably the latter I reckon).

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