MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,375 this week

The Cricklewood Greats (2012)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy  -  5 February 2012 (UK)
8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 48 users  
Reviews: 3 user

The presenter recalls his boyhood heroes from the Cricklewood film studios,assisted by Tim Dempsey,founder of the Cricklewood Appreciation Society. The studio was established by failed ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

New
a list of 35 titles
created 16 Apr 2012
 
a list of 135 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
a list of 57 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Cricklewood Greats (TV Movie 2012)

The Cricklewood Greats (TV Movie 2012) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Cricklewood Greats.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Himself - presenter / Leslie Grangely
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Jenny Driscoll
...
Joe Hazelhurst
Cavan Clerkin ...
Alec Griffin
Hazel Douglas ...
Agnes Sand
...
Lionel Crisp
...
Himself
...
'Vince'
...
Paulo DeMarco
...
Tim Dempsey - Collector
...
Florrie Fontaine
...
Tommy
Philip Pope ...
Policeman
George Potts ...
Arthur Simm
Georgina Strawson ...
Continuity Announcer
Edit

Storyline

The presenter recalls his boyhood heroes from the Cricklewood film studios,assisted by Tim Dempsey,founder of the Cricklewood Appreciation Society. The studio was established by failed magician Arthur Sims,creator of silent comedy legend Harold the Hobo - alias the Little Drunk - before succumbing to a fatal gag involving a steam roller. In the 1930s chirpy Northern lass Florrie Fontaine became the country's highest paid home grown performer,starring in 'Clog Capers of 1932' and 'Florrie Drives a Lorry',as well as featuring in her own comic strip. In World War II she was the forces' sweetheart,the German forces,leading to a decline in popularity and exile to Benidorm to run a bier-keller.Post war Acton Films'series of horror movies with former Shakespearean lead Lionel Crisp revived studio fortunes whilst the 60s saw perky Cockney lass Jenny Driscoll decorate the cheeky 'Thumbs Up' series of farces (Thumbs Up,Marie Antoinette,Thumbs Up,Uranus) until scandal ended her career.Final ... Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 February 2012 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.25 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
From Hollywood to Cricklewood
29 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Mockumentaries are now more common but a lot of them are not very good, even when Christopher Guest is involved.

Oscar winner Peter Capaldi gets in the act with a film about Cricklewood Studios which made costume dramas to Ealing style comedies, Horror and then Carry on type films. You get to see clips of the various films they made in an affectionate parody style.

At one point you actually think Cricklewood existed but for the inclusion of one or two current actors who appear in popular dramas.

There are some very funny lines and scenarios, especially the mocking of Gracie Fields.

Capaldi who plays himself in the film very much gets into the act as the fan of Cricklewood and his face lights up when he gets the chance to visit the legendary studios which is now a giant DIY store.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Cricklewood Greats (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?