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    name='darrenburnfan']She also played one of the four royal princesses in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971). I can't remember which one now, but you can find it on the IMDb.




    She also played 'Alice' in the fantastic 1972 'Alice's Adventures In Wonderland' which had a large British star cast.








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    Ah, yes, I'd forgotten about her playing Alice. I must be getting a bit forgetful in my old age.

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    name='Moor Larkin']Young Oliver pops up in an episode of the hour-long Danger Man series, but he doesn't get to say much.



    I keep thinking of him being asked by Jackson to be a donor............





    ............ Please Sir, I want more....



    ................. An Armful?....







    Mark Lester also had a very small part (cameo role?) in this 1966 classic: -








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    name='darrenburnfan']Ah, yes, I'd forgotten about her playing Alice. I must be getting a bit forgetful in my old age.




    Yes don't worry, I know the feeling.




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    name='taffy1967']Mark Lester also had a very small part (cameo role?) in this 1966 classic: -











    On watching it again the other evening (it's a truly amazing film), Mark had 2 small parts and on the IMDb he's listed as 'Second Schoolboy (uncredited)'.



    But he's also seen later with his mother on a bridge looking down as the fire engine passes beneath and he says something like 'Look Mummy, There's Going To Be A Fire'.




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    name='taffy1967']On watching it again the other evening (it's a truly amazing film), Mark had 2 small parts and on the IMDb he's listed as 'Second Schoolboy (uncredited)'.



    But he's also seen later with his mother on a bridge looking down as the fire engine passes beneath and he says something like 'Look Mummy, There's Going To Be A Fire'.





    That's right Taffy......

    There is a "FAHRENHEIT 451" thread on here somewhere......possibly Fav films topic...

    Cheers

    Sgt S

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    name='Sgt Sunshine']That's right Taffy......

    There is a "FAHRENHEIT 451" thread on here somewhere......possibly Fav films topic...

    Cheers

    Sgt S


    There was more than one .... but they are all now gathered together here.



    LINK: http://filmdope.com/forums/yo...eit-451-a.html

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    name='batman']There was more than one .... but they are all now gathered together here.



    LINK: http://filmdope.com/forums/yo...eit-451-a.html


    Cheers Bats........................as I like to say..............Your a Star............

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    In her review of "Night Hair Child" in 1972, the celebrated Marjorie Bilbow in CinemaTV Today wrote: "Most disastrous of all is the choice of Mark Lester as the lustful Marcus....I can only hope it will not do as much harm to his career as i fear it may do if his name attracts his admirers to go and see the film"



    CinemaTV Today, 2 December 1972.

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    name='Sgt Sunshine']That's right Taffy......

    There is a "FAHRENHEIT 451" thread on here somewhere......possibly Fav films topic...

    Cheers

    Sgt S




    No problem and here's a still of Mark Lester from that thread and how he appeared in the school corridor: -








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    Might georgiababy4me recognise the movie by a foreign title?



    name='darrenburnfan']

    It may have been Night Hair Child from 1971, Mark's first X film, in which he fancies a bit with his new stepmother Britt Ekland. It was retitled What The Peeper Saw for US release and is available on a DVD in a cut version. I've never seen it, but I understand that Mark, then aged 13, takes all his clothes off in this one.


    IMDb: "The film received minor cuts for its initial UK cinema release. However, in 1978 the introduction of the Protection of Children Act caused the BBFC to withdraw the film where it received extensive cuts to all scenes where Elise strips in front of Marcus, shots of Marcus caressing Elise's breasts, and the complete removal of the bed scene between Elise and Marcus."



    A movie in which Mark Lester (as 'Lennox Duncan') "takes all his clothes off" is the thriller SENZA RAGIONE (1973), available on DVD as REDNECK. His co-stars are Telly Savalas and Franco Nero.



    The rear-view scene is part of a story-line in which 'Lennox' tests his capacity to be a gang-member.

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    I don't agree with censors cutting scenes out of films that are important to character development or the story line. I think that they should have left Night Hair Child uncut and just classified it for adult audiences. X or 18. Besides, the cut scenes would be regarded today as "soft" porn and no better or worse than many other X certificate sex films from the 1970's.



    Having said that, I have the DVD of Redneck and I think that Mark Lester was ill-advised to strip off in it. Perhaps he did so in this and in Night Hair Child and Love Under The Elms because he wanted to shed his Oliver! image. But it didn't work and he was never again as popular as he had been in his films made up to Black Beauty and Who Slew Auntie Roo?, in 1971...neither of which saw him take his clothes off.



    This is the main reason that I haven't bought the DVD of Night Hair Child. Because I know that heavy cutting will have ruined the film's narrative.

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    name='georgiababy4me']Hello,



    The film I saw years ago, starred Mark as a young boy (10-13 years old?) who lived in the country or a small village with his parents. A beautiful blonde-haired woman comes to stay with them as a guest(?) The father is attracted to the woman and I don't know if the two had just met or "knew each other" already.



    Scenes I remember:



    In one scene, she is telling the boy about her house/apartment and how everything is white...her decor I guess.



    Another scene has the adults (parents and their friends) sniffing the family rabbit as the boy (who is really keen on the blonde) has given it a bath in her perfume!



    Later in the film, the mother has dyed her hair blonde as she sees all the attention the younger woman is getting. Then I think her husband is critical to her about her dye job.



    The last thing I remember, is that the woman may have left with the dad or another grown male. The boy is bereft as he thought she would take him with her, I think....



    Any insights as to the film title would be appreciated. Thank you!




    Are you sure it wasn't LOVE UNDER THE ELMS?

    He was in love with londe girl in that one but i haven't seen it for 30 years so i do not remember that much about it except that he and the girl both had nude scenes

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    I don't think we've established what the film is. Perhaps georgiababy was confusing Mark Lester with someone else?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomDaws View Post
    I have a copy of What The Peeper Saw, having seen it in the cinema when it was released as Night Hair Child (as part of a double feature with Death Line).
    A bit puzzled by this as well. Did he mean a copy from a TV broadcast, years later? Could be the one I remember.


    Arthur Thirkell's reviews of 'Death Line' and 'Night Hair Child' (Daily Mirror, 16th November 1972)

    Tom was right about the two films playing at the same cinema: the New Victoria (later Apollo Victoria):




    Ian Christie was more forthright in the Daily Express when it was shown on ITV*:

    "A nasty, fatuous piece of work with Mark Lester as a mentally twisted 12-year-
    old who makes sexual advances to his mother-in-law Britt Ekland. Who needs it?"


    *At long last, I've finally tracked down the transmission date - Monday, 30th October 1978, 10.30pm (London only). Like Mark, at the time of filming, I was 13. The only image I can recall is a nude Britt Ekland entering the boy's room, with her 'naughty bits' frustratingly obscured by his head, as seen in this screencap (from the Shadowplay review, linked earlier). I always thought he was lying on his bed reading a book while she was by the door. Anyway, there are no less than EIGHT clips on YouTube, all from the same source, promoting the Blu-Ray release:



    Back to that 1978 transmission ... I was really upset by something in this film. Some reviews mention animal cruelty and there's a brief extract in one of the videos showing the demon child throwing stones at a dead dog, but I think I witnessed something even worse. My guess is that it was a violent attack on the same animal that traumatised me. I had similar experiences watching Women in Love and possibly Running Scared (if that's the one where Robert Powell accidentally runs over and then strangles his dog).

    By the end of Night Hair Child, I was so distressed I went into another room to avoid more unpleasant imagery. However, I did hear the announcer (Philip Elsmore?) say that, coincidentally, someone connected with the movie had just died. This was surely the director, James Kell(e)y, who did indeed pass away in 1978. My immediate reaction was to think it was bad karma for creating such a horrible film. Sorry about that, all these years later. From what I've seen in those clips, it looks like a great part for Britt, shortly before she starred in one of my favourite films, Endless Night.

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