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#552427 - 07/01/19 07:00 PM Re: 1950s films [Re: Ray]
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Originally Posted By Ray
Genevieve, the 1953 film about two friends completing on the London to Brighton rally, has been showing on Sky channels recently. Great film with loads of period road shots of London at that time.


I've always liked that film too, although Kenneth Moore (Ambrose Claverhouse)'s Spyker is actually a 1905 model, so wouldn't have been eligible......
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#552440 - 07/01/19 07:50 PM Re: 1950s films [Re: Rob Thornton]
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One of my favourites, but not B & W, is The Fast Lady. Made at Beaconsfield Studios in 1962 where I lived as a nipper so lots of scenes were familiar, 1927 red label Bentley was one of the stars.
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#552464 - 07/01/19 10:13 PM Re: 1950s films [Re: Rob Thornton]
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For mid 50s sports cars, the film 'Checkpoint' is pretty good. For those not familiar with it, the film has a thin, thriller plot but the 'documentary' footage centres around a motor race, believed to be the 1955 Mille Miglia. Typical British cast of James Robertson Justice, Anthony Steel, Stanley Baker etc. Weakish plot but the stars are the cars and the Italian scenery with the focus on a team driving Aston Martin DB3s.
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#552466 - 07/01/19 10:22 PM Re: 1950s films [Re: Ray]
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Originally Posted By Ray
Genevieve, the 1953 film about two friends completing on the London to Brighton rally, has been showing on Sky channels recently. Great film with loads of period road shots of London at that time.


I now have the Larry Adler theme stuck in my head. It could be worse.
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#552467 - 07/01/19 10:25 PM Re: 1950s films [Re: Rob Thornton]
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Originally Posted By Rob Thornton
For mid 50s sports cars, the film 'Checkpoint' is pretty good. For those not familiar with it, the film has a thin, thriller plot but the 'documentary' footage centres around a motor race, believed to be the 1955 Mille Miglia. Typical British cast of James Robertson Justice, Anthony Steel, Stanley Baker etc. Weakish plot but the stars are the cars and the Italian scenery with the focus on a team driving Aston Martin DB3s.


Thanks for that.

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#552508 - 08/01/19 08:52 AM Re: 1950s films [Re: pandy]
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Originally Posted By pandy
I've always liked that film too, although Kenneth Moore (Ambrose Claverhouse)'s Spyker is actually a 1905 model, so wouldn't have been eligible......

The Spyker is now in the Louwman Museum.

The Darraq is a frequent competitor in the VCC run, which gives me an excuse to post these from last November!



The first, behind the grinning idiot, taken in Regent Street and the second unobstructed view on Madeira Drive Brighton the following afternoon.
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#552528 - 08/01/19 12:24 PM Re: 1950s films [Re: Burgundymog]
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Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Has anybody else noticed that "period" films made recently all seem to feature spotless period cars. Totally unrealistic, clearly supplied by fastidious owners. Shame we don't see many oily rag jobs ooo


I’ve met a few classic car owners that regularly lend their cars out to film companies for period work - there are agencies that specialise in this sort of thing

It’s quite good money and the owners get to stay on set and sometimes drive their cars although a few have said when you’ve done it once it gets a bit boring with a lot of waiting around

Mainly from the Ford classic owners club
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#552532 - 08/01/19 12:34 PM Re: 1950s films [Re: Burgundymog]
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Originally Posted By Burgundymog
Has anybody else noticed that "period" films made recently all seem to feature spotless period cars. Totally unrealistic, clearly supplied by fastidious owners. Shame we don't see many oily rag jobs ooo
. There could be a nice little sideline there, Get paid to throw buckets of dirty water over them as they drive on the set.


Edited by Ray (08/01/19 12:35 PM)
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