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A Day to Remember (1953)

A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team outing to Boulogne. Various members of the party have different reasons for going and get involved in various adventures.

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Charley Porter
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Jim Carver
Joan Rice ...
Vera Mitchell
Odile Versois ...
Martine Berthier
James Hayter ...
Fred Collins
Harry Fowler ...
Stan Harvey
Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Robinson
Peter Jones ...
Percy Goodall
Bill Owen ...
Shorty Sharpe
Meredith Edwards ...
Bert Tripp
George Coulouris ...
Foreign Legion Captain.
Vernon Gray ...
Marvin
Thora Hird ...
Mrs. Trott
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Henri Dubot
Brenda de Banzie ...
Mrs. Collins
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A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team outing to Boulogne. Various members of the party have different reasons for going and get involved in various adventures.

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A Nice Little Film
10 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film has to been seen for what it is, a nice little film from 1953, and not try to compare it to today's films or the classics of yesteryear from the big studios.

There are some wonderful little touches in the film, if you really want to see them. Stanley Holloway as Charley Porter and how he says "'night Charlie!" while wiping the beer froth from his mouth as he leaves the pub. Donald Sinden who plays Jim Carver shows a young man that still holds memories of his past in the war (this film was done only 8 years after the end of WW2). A lovely touch is when he's back in France, with the sound of the tanks and then the tractor. Jim Carver was a tank sergeant. When you see the film, you'll see what I mean.

This film was done in a very innocent time, and yet not long after a violent nasty war. It deals with the past well and Odile Versois's character Martine Berthier, is wonderful to see. How she views things is a delight.

Look out also for Shirley Eaton (later to be a James Bond Girl), she's not credited in the film, yet is seen several times ... Train Station, and the Ferry.


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