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    That type of 'tag' is also used by Kathleen Harrison (I still think of her as 'Mrs Thursday') in 'Scrooge'.



    '...if it's in keeping with the stuation'

    '...and no error'

    '...I shouldn't wonder'



    Was this a London/cockney thing, or was it used all over the country in Ye Olden Days?

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    Those little adapters for light fittings were very useful. But not having an earth meant they were only suitable for certain appliances like radios that had 2 core cables. Also of course the lighting supply was fused at 5 amps so devices drawing large currents like irons would be likely to blow the fuse. God it's warm in here with my anorak on.

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    I clearly remember my mum standing on a chair to plug the iron into one of those adaptors! This would be in about 1959.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy H
    That type of 'tag' is also used by Kathleen Harrison (I still think of her as 'Mrs Thursday') in 'Scrooge'.



    '...if it's in keeping with the stuation'

    '...and no error'

    '...I shouldn't wonder'



    Was this a London/cockney thing, or was it used all over the country in Ye Olden Days?
    I've just seen a reference to these so-called "lower and lower-middle class catch phrase tags" in A Dictionary of Catch Phrases By Eric Partridge, Paul Beale. Take a look at:-



    A Dictionary of Catch Phrases ... - Google Book Search



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    Love this film. One of my top ten, I shouldnt wonder!

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    One of my first DVD purchases years and years ago. The film is a joy.

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    A little known David Lean masterpiece in my opinion.It documents the live and loves of a family and the people that touch their lives.Filmed in technicolor and with Leans usual eye for detail.A heart warming film for everyone who has been around for a while!

    Barry.

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    It's not little known around these 'ere parts. It's one of my faves

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    Quote Originally Posted by frameline
    A little known David Lean masterpiece in my opinion.It documents the live and loves of a family and the people that touch their lives.Filmed in technicolor and with Leans usual eye for detail.A heart warming film for everyone who has been around for a while!

    Barry.
    A great film with imo opinion Robert Newton's best performance. Try and catch Millions Like Us that is somewhat similar(well kind of)

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    I saw This Happy Breed as a seven year old when it was first released, and the memory of it always stayed with me. Films seen again after more than 60 years are often a let down, but not this one. There are so many great moments in this wonderful film, but Queenie being reunited with her Mum is still hard to beat, and it was surely Kay Walsh's best role. I am so glad to have the beautifully restored special edition DVD.

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    Very good story by the great and talented Noel Coward.

    I wish I had seen the original theater play in 1942.

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