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Arnie and Maud Cole are a very odd couple. She wanted a father for her unborn child, he needed the money middle-class Maud could provide. Together they negotiate the rough and tumble world of the silent movie business, with dreams of having their own production company. In the process, they become partners indeed. Written by
This delightful BBC comedy/melodrama series from 1980 about the early silent movie industry in Britain features excellent performances by leads Bob Hoskins (who earlier starred in the classic Dennis Potter series Pennies from Heaven) and Frances de la Tour (many will remember her as Madame Olympe Maxime in a couple of the Harry Potter films,) and a clever, intelligent, and often very funny script. Though unjustly neglected nowadays, I think this is a series that most viewers will find engaging and entertaining. The only flaw is that the scenes often have the "stagy" atmosphere characteristic of older TV drama, but one soon gets used to that. The 3 disc DVD set is of very good visual and audio quality; apparently it is out of print: as of this writing, the only copies offered on the internet are extremely expensive.
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