SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS (1960), Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott – #FILMTALK Review

School for Scoundrels (1960) is a classic British comedy with an incredible cast that includes Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Terry-Thomas, Janette Scott, Dennis Price and Peter Jones. The film is directed by Robert Harmer, whose other work reads like a Who’s Who of classic British film, having directed such titles as It Always Rains on Sunday (1947), Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949), The Long Memory (1952) and Father Brown (1954). Continue reading “SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS (1960), Terry-Thomas, Ian Carmichael, Alastair Sim, Janette Scott – #FILMTALK Review”

FILM TALK Episode #13: Victim (1961), Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, dir. Basil Dearden

Victim is a classic 1961 British suspense film directed by Basil Dearden and starring Dirk Bogarde and Sylvia Syms. Bogarde plays a successful barrister, Melville Farr, who has a thriving London practice and is on course to become a judge and is happily married to Laura, played by Sylvia Syms. Farr is approached by Jack, a working class man with whom he had a brief relationship. Farr turns him away, suspecting that he is attempting to blackmail him, but Jack has fallen victim to blackmailers himself and is desperate for help. Championed by Morris Bright. Continue reading “FILM TALK Episode #13: Victim (1961), Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, dir. Basil Dearden”