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    Nominations for the best portrayal of Stiff Upper Lip-edness in a British Film, if you will.





    Personally, I've seen no lip stiffer than Johnny Mill's in Morning Departure.





    (This should, in fairness, be coupled with the 'Best Snivelling Coward Who Comes Good' Award for Dickie Attenborough)



    Any thoughts?

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    Brief Encounter, what a sad lot in that film, more stiff uppers than anywhere else.

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    The Way to the Stars wins, notably the scene when Baz commiserates with Johnny on Michael Redgrave's death ('I'm terribly sorry about David ...ooh look, a spare bed!' 'Yes, bad show wasn't it')

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    Noel Coward - I remember as a young lad during the war years going to the cinema and seeing him and all his Public School cronies thinking to myself "Who the hell talks like that". I didn't understand 'class system' at the time but all these toffee nosed stiff upper lipped types I hated especially when a 'supposed' cockney cab driver pulled up and said "What Ho Guv, where to?" It was jobs for the boys and not based on talent for the job - so there!!!

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    The Dambusters - Toddy's lip never quivered

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    "In which we serve"

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    The 1958 film A Night to Remember with lots of stiff upper lip unlike the 1997 Titanic film.

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    Has to be "Scott of the Antarctic" for me.

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    name='CaptainWaggett']The Way to the Stars wins, notably the scene when Baz commiserates with Johnny on Michael Redgrave's death ('I'm terribly sorry about David ...ooh look, a spare bed!' 'Yes, bad show wasn't it')






    I was going to say The Dam Busters until I read that quote

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    name='dpgmel']Has to be "Scott of the Antarctic" for me.


    I agree. The stiffest of stiff upper lip films.

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    Jack Hawkins - The Cruel Sea



    The ultimate stiff-upper lip cracking under pressure film - The Tunes of Glory

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    The film with noel coward in playing a navy captain. But I can't remember the name!.

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    name='hankoler']The film with noel coward in playing a navy captain. But I can't remember the name!.




    In Which We Serve, was it?

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    Cavalcade

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    Reach for the Sky. Kenneth More as an ebullient Douglas Bader!!

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    name='Wicked Lady']In Which We Serve, was it?


    Thats the one Mi Lady.!

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    In which we Serve

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