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DVD Review: UK Release Of “Two Left Feet” (1963) Starring Michael Crawford, Nyree Dawn Porter And David Hemmings From Network

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By Howard Hughes

(The following review is of the UK release of the film on Region 2 format.)

In Roy Ward Baker’s 1960s comedy-drama Two Left Feet, Michael Crawford plays Alan Crabbe, a clumsy and unlucky-in-love 19-year-old who begins dating ‘Eileen, the Teacup Queen’, a waitress at his local cafe. She lives in Camden Town and there are rumours that she’s married, but that doesn’t seem to alter her behavior. Alan and Eileen travel into London’s ‘Floride Club’, where the Storyville Jazzmen play trad for the groovers and shakers. Eileen turns out to be a ‘right little madam’, who is really just stringing Alan along. She’s the kind of girl who only dates to get into places and then starts chatting to randoms once inside. She takes up with ruffian Ronnie, while Alan meets a nice girl, Beth Crowley. But Eileen holds a strange hold over
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Ten Tigon Tales of Terror

Although Hammer Films will always be associated with British horror, the studio did have stiff competition. Amicus specialised in the successful horror anthologies and Us counterparts American International Pictures established a permanent UK base in the mid sixties. Other smaller independents took their own bite from the cherry tree of horror with some success, the best known being Tigon Films.

Tigon has received some belated recognition in recent years. Andy Boot’s book on British horror Fragments of Fear devotes a chapter to the company while John Hamilton’s excellent book Beast in the Cellar covers the varied career of Tigon’s charismatic founder Tony Tenser.

Like Hammer’s Sir James Carreras, Tenser was one of the British Film Industry’s great entrepreneurs. Born in London to poor Lithuanian immigrants and a movie fan since childhood, he was an ambitious man with a natural talent for showmanship. Combining shrewd business
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British Model and Actress Pamela Green is Dead

By Harris Lentz, III

British model Pamela Green was a blonde bombshell who appeared in little to nothing in magazines and short films from the mid-1950s. She is most notable for her role as a scantily-clad victim of a homicidal photographer in the controversial 1960 thriller Peeping Tom.  Director Michael Powell cast her as the ill-fated Milly, a model for psychopath Karl Boehm, who used his camera tripod as a murder weapon to capture his subjects terror as he impaled them.

Green was born in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England, on March 28, 1929.  She began posing as a model while in her teens, and performed as a chorus dancer in West End show.  She met theatrical photographer George Harrison Marks while working as a model in 1953.  They soon teamed professionally and personally, producing provocative postcards for sale in shops in Soho.  They published the racy magazine Kamera, which usually featured Green in various stages of undress.
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Pamela Green obituary

Pin-up of the 1950s best known for her cameo role in the film Peeping Tom

Although best-known for her cameo appearance in Peeping Tom, Michael Powell's classic 1959 film, Pamela Green, who has died aged 81, was the leading British pin-up of that period. For a generation of young men, her lithe figure, long blonde hair and photogenic features represented an unattainable ideal of feminine allure. Her role in Peeping Tom was the first appearance of a naked woman in a British feature film.

The only child of an English architect and his Dutch wife, Green spent her first decade in the Netherlands. On the eve of the second world war, she and her parents decamped to England. Always keen on painting and drawing, in 1947 she was accepted on to the fine art course at St Martin's, one of London's leading art schools. Between sessions in the painting studio and the life room,
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