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A film to watch with the grandchildren

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fran23 Mon 09-May-11 08:49:16

May I recommend a lovely (almost forgotten) Peter Sellers film - The Optimists of Nine Elms - which he made in the early 1970s. It's an absolutely charming film, with Peter Sellers as a down-on-his-luck music hall star who befriends two young children in the back streets of London. It's the sort of genuinely heartwarming film they don't make these days, and it makes a change from these awful American computer drawn films.

The only people who seem to have it on dvd are, although you can get it on old vhs tapes. Well worth a watch however you do it, it's little gem!


crimson Thu 12-May-11 18:41:18

Oh, that sounds lovely. I've been hoping to get hold of the Box of Delights and The Children of Green Knowe [remember the tv series from way back].

Dordor Fri 13-May-11 12:06:13

Fran23 you are absolutely right about The Optimists of Nine Elms. I adore it, but only have a very old VHS pirate copy which I picked up many years ago in a chemist's! Can you really get it on DVD from Amazon? I'll be checking in a moment. I have tried to find out as much as I can about the film, but that doesn't amount to much, sadly. It's a pity it's not known more widely, but it's wonderful to find someone else who likes it. I think it's one of Peter Seller's truest performances.
Happy watching and re-watching.