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Films not been on the telly for long time,and would you like to see?

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infoman Fri 22-Jan-21 07:43:01

Village of the Damned the orgional version 1960
Death in Venice with Dirk Bogarde 1971?
The sun downers with Robert Mitchum 1960

janeainsworth Fri 22-Jan-21 07:49:14

Recently watched Saturday Night and Sunday Morning on Amazon Prime & it was amazing.
It’s quite different watching a film made 60 years ago about those times, from watching a film made now and set 60 years ago IYSWIM.

NanKate Fri 22-Jan-21 07:49:16

Deadly Pursuit with Sidney Poitier
The Greengage Summer with Kenneth Moore

vampirequeen Fri 22-Jan-21 08:14:02

The Addams Family
Addams Family Values
Boat Trip

Niobe Fri 22-Jan-21 08:24:12

Until recently I would have said ‘In the Heat of the Night’ but it was on a few weeks ago and it is as powerful and relevant today as it’s always been.

I love the Sony Movies Classic and the Talking Pictures channels. Both Freeview.

Dorsetcupcake61 Fri 22-Jan-21 08:24:52

A Coal Miners Daughter. Rarely on tv but very good.

BigBertha1 Fri 22-Jan-21 08:42:23

Gone with the Wind

Out of Africa


Ferris Bueller's Day Out


Anniebach Fri 22-Jan-21 10:12:07

12 Angry Men

Gone With The Wind

Night Of The Hunter

Hitchcock films

infoman Sat 23-Jan-21 05:24:57

Any more films not been on telly for a long time,
and don't get me started of why the Norman Wisdom
"There was crooked man" has not been on the Telly since the 1960's.

threexnanny Sat 23-Jan-21 15:53:22

Any Fred and Ginger films please.

JenniferEccles Sat 23-Jan-21 15:56:40

Ryan’s Daughter.
Maybe I’ve missed it but I’ve never seen it listed in the TV guide.

Ohmother Sat 23-Jan-21 16:28:35

How green was my valley.

EllanVannin Sat 23-Jan-21 16:37:34

Ohmother that would be one of mine too, along with the original version of Rebecca.

The Spiral Staircase.
Bette Davis films.
Ethel Barrymore films.
Martita Hunt films.

I know they've all got whiskers on them but I love old films.

Ohmother Sat 23-Jan-21 16:53:16

Love Brief Encounters with the posh Queen’s English v the grating working class screeching in the railway cafe. Wonderful!!! 😂🤣😂

Ailidh Sat 23-Jan-21 17:46:20

Death goes to school. A whodunnit set in a girls' school, with a young Gordon Jackson as the detective.

It's so wonderfully stiff lipped! Right at the beginning and ne of the pupils finds one of the teachers dead in the school grounds. She runs into the headmistress's office. The head and the senior mistress agree that she should stay with the head (after they've previously left her to go and check that there Is a body) *because they don't want her spreading an alarming tale around the school* - no concern for her trauma! Wonderful!

merlotgran Sat 23-Jan-21 17:56:20

Inn of the Sixth Happiness - Ingrid Bergman

Charade - Audrey Hepburn

Boy on a Dolphin - Sophia Loren

The Night of the Hunter - Robert Mitchum. A really scary film in its day.

Father Goose - Cary Grant

Kim19 Sat 23-Jan-21 18:07:23

Jack and Sarah
Young at Heart
Sweet charity
Goodbye Mr Chips (Petula Clarke, Peter o'Toole)

Calendargirl Sat 23-Jan-21 18:13:09


Mildred Pierce.


Twisted Nerve.

Yes, agree about The Greengage Summer.

NotAGran55 Sat 23-Jan-21 19:03:14

Whistle Down The Wind

EllanVannin Sat 23-Jan-21 19:06:34

Goodbye Mr Chips was on not long ago with Goodnight Mr Tom. I was a wreck !

GagaJo Sat 23-Jan-21 19:15:33

Oh Greengage Summer! One of my favourite books. Great film too.

Likewise, The Peacock Spring.

A few of these will be on I am catching up with a lot of old TV on there.

3dognight Sat 23-Jan-21 19:20:14

I would love to see again " The Three Lives Of Thomasina"
About a cat.

I was enraptured by it as a child.

I think it was a Disney production.

Kim19 Sat 23-Jan-21 19:23:15

EV that was a more recent Mr Chips. Not a patch on the PC/PoT version in my opinion.

Kalu Sat 23-Jan-21 19:25:14

Death in Venice. Beautiful film although it is such a sad tale.

Out of Africa is still my all time favourite. True story of Karen Blixen, cinematography and the music.

Sabrina./Sabrina Fair

An Affair to Remember - More sobbing



LaRia44 Sat 23-Jan-21 19:30:21

The African Queen

River of no return

84 Charring Cross Road