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Middle Twentieth Century British Mystery Flicks

Even if you're not as old as Methuselah and you don't watch all that much television, I recommend you try 1950s B&W British mystery films.

American films tend to be a lot of glitz, noise, and action. A lot of fluff and little diversion.

British films offer a change in location, interesting customs and accents, and a refreshing point of view. All of this without the Hollywood glitz, noise, and gratuitous action.

In short, a most pleasant change. At the moment, in fact, I've paused one I'm watching, The Delavine Affair (1955), starring actors mostly unfamiliar to me, with the exception of Honor Blackman.

You know, it can be refreshing to watch faces you know playing characters you don't know.

Why not try it? The most it can cost you is a bit more than an hour.

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lookatdesktop wrote on June 9, 2017, 10:15 PM

I will take a look at it Vince, and get back to you when I finish watching.

VinceSummers wrote on June 9, 2017, 10:32 PM

I meant to say faces you don't know playing characters you don't know, but left the "not" out. I'd fix the error via editing, but then the photo would be automatically deleted and I'd have to look that up again... Not something I relish.

lookatdesktop wrote on June 10, 2017, 11:28 AM

Rex Banner got his exclusive. Hey that was fun to watch. I also liked the old style car, was it a Cooper he was driving? Door hinged to open forward and steering wheel on the right. Those old fashioned telephone booths. Good thing his photographer had taken pictures of the fight and got to the press before the other guy stole the story.

Last Edited: June 10, 2017, 11:31 AM

MegL wrote on June 10, 2017, 12:18 PM

Ealing studios in England made many classic films.

VinceSummers wrote on June 10, 2017, 3:04 PM

Yes, I greatly enjoy Ealing Studios productions.