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    Senior Member Country: UK CaptainWaggett's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    Was Muriel in her large or small size by this time? (Probably the latter I reckon).
    There's a picture here of her last role...

    http://math.boisestate.edu/gas/gandsstory/aked.html

    She did scatty excellent so I'm sure she'd have been very good.

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Thanks for that, Captain. I'm surprised they described her as petite as she wasn't in her earlier days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerald Lovell View Post
    Thanks for that, Captain. I'm surprised they described her as petite as she wasn't in her earlier days.
    Are you sure? You might be confusing her with Muriel George (post office scissor lady in Went the Day Well? ), who was an ampler, more gorgeous lady. Muriel Aked is certainly petite in everything I've seen her in. For example, Autumn Crocus.

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    Senior Member Country: Scotland Gerald Lovell's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    Are you sure? You might be confusing her with Muriel George (post office scissor lady in Went the Day Well? ), who was an ampler, more gorgeous lady. Muriel Aked is certainly petite in everything I've seen her in. For example, Autumn Crocus.
    You are absolutely right, Captain, another senior moment here. Next I'll be thinking she's Muriel Pavlow. I must go and put on the gramophone and listen to "In the Hall of the Mountain King" very, very loud . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainWaggett View Post
    Are you sure? You might be confusing her with Muriel George (post office scissor lady in Went the Day Well? ), who was an ampler, more gorgeous lady.
    Scissors? I thought it was an axe she used

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Crook View Post
    Scissors? I thought it was an axe she used

    Steve
    See, now I'm confusing her with Grace Kelly ...easily done

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    No, it was Muriel Young who killed Gene Kelly in the library with lead piping.

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    Railway out-takes from Huntley Archives:

    http://youtu.be/XwcLieBCWIo

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    On the subject of 'The Lady Killers', it was on C5 this afternoon but I didn't catch it from the beginning. I've heard that when Alec Guinness first comes into Mrs Wilberforce's house, the parrot squawks SOS in Morse Code. Is this indeed so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mariocki View Post
    Railway out-takes from Huntley Archives:

    http://youtu.be/XwcLieBCWIo
    There are some wonderful railway outakes from 'The Ladykillers' on the DVD 'Steam On 35mm' by Video125 that show a magnificent procession of steam locomotives battling out of Copenhagen Tunnel. Being something of a railway enthusiast I used to harbour thoughts of one day going to this spot until I found out it is inaccessible today.

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    The Ladykillers
    Philip French's classic DVD
    The Ladykillers review – the greatest comedy caper

    http://www.theguardian.com/film/2015...-philip-french

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    Senior Member Country: UK Paul Waines's Avatar
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    Anyone know when, where or why it was released with an A certificate in the U.K. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Waines View Post
    Anyone know when, where or why it was released with an A certificate in the U.K. ?
    The BBFC seems to be a bit confused about this one

    http://www.bbfc.co.uk/releases/ladykillers-2006 seems to be referring to the 2006 (or possibly 2004) release by the Coen brothers. But it says:
    Release dates 15/03/2006
    Director(s) Alexander Mackendrick
    Cast includes Alec Guinness, Cecil Parker, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers, Danny Green, Jack Warner, Katie Johnson
    Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

    If you then click on Feature it says that in 1955 it was released as a U certificate all the way up to the release of "THE LADYKILLERS [Additional material,Audio commentary]" in 2010 which was released as a PG

    Did they maybe not have a U certificate in 2010?

    Steve

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    Correct. I just looked in my programme records and it played for the week beginning Monday, January 9th, 1956, at the Odeon, Hanley, as a 'U' certificate. I can't think why it would it play anywhere else as an 'A'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Waines View Post
    Anyone know when, where or why it was released with an A certificate in the U.K. ?
    Paul, where did you see it being released with an A certificate?

    Steve

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    Senior Member Country: UK Paul Waines's Avatar
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    I've always known it as a U cert, but came across this poster... I've seen it wrongly listed as 70's, but the paper isn't right for that period. I did wonder if it was for an Irish release as they have an odd system of classifying films...



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    That's odd. Maybe it's a misprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnallan View Post
    Being something of a railway enthusiast I used to harbour thoughts of one day going to this spot until I found out it is inaccessible today.
    You might be interested in the photos I took in 1999, before the area around Cheney Road and Battle Bridge Road was redeveloped out of recognition. I also managed to get fairly close to the mouth of Copenhagen Tunnel and get a good side view of from Bunning Way: http://www.martinunderwood.f9.co.uk/Ladykillers/. There are also photos on Reelstreets: www.reel streets.com/index.php?option=com_films_online&task=view&id=526 (remove the space that I had to insert between reel and streets to avoid the address getting mangled).
    Last edited by MartinU; 28-10-15 at 07:24 PM.

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