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Comedy

A Vision of Albion
Flickers
Cecil Hepworth 1874-1953
Rescued By Rover (1905)
Through Ealing's Eyes. I
Sir Michael Balcon
Through Ealing's Eyes.II
"Just Room For One Inside Sir..."
Comedy
Other Eyes, Other Visions
British Film At War
A Canterbury Tale (1944)
The Post-War Years
Brighton Rock (1947)
London Belongs To Me (1948)
Scott of The Antarctic (1948)
Tiger Bay (1959)
Whistle down the Wind (1961)
Sir John Mills (1908 - 2005)

Funny Ha Ha, Funny Peculiar

Tony Hancock. (1924-1968)

Yes, Tony Hancock did make films,he was the star of two infact, very funny and vastly underated, both when they were originally released and up to this day. The two films are
The Rebel, made in 1960 and The Punch and Judy Man, made in 1962, he was also featured in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) and the Peter Cook and Dudley Moore comedy, The Wrong Box (1966). Hancock, of course was famous for his incredibly funny BBC radio series', (later transfered to television) Hancock's Half Hour, but he felt that needed to reach a wider audience, and film was the way to do it. The subsequent events are documented elsewhere, and lie outside of this website's mandate, but we will provide links, so you can read for yourself, the links once more courtesey of screenonline at the British Film Institute, the treasure trove of all things British film and television, visit them and visit them often.

Or, The Goose Steps Out

Will Hay 1888-1949

Will Hay comedian, actor and amateur astronomer, was born in
Stockton-on-Tees on the 6th December 1888. He was trained as an engineer and joined a firm of engineers but at the age of 21 he gave up that profession for acting.He had a relatively brief screen career: by the time he made his first film he was in his mid-40s and an established music hall artist, and his last role came less than a decade later. But between 1934 and 1943 he was a prolific and popular film comedian. He was credited on several films as a writer or co-ordinator, and was arguably the dominant 'author' of all the films in which he appeared, in that they were built around his persona and depended on the character and routines he had developed over years on the stage

the online home of the
Tony Hancock Appreciation Society

Tony Hancock stars in a tragi-comedy
set in a small English seaside resort

Tony Hancock's big-screen
debut stars him as a talentless
but ambitious artist

comic genius

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