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I thought I'd seen them all, Sixties comedy westerns that is!
This movie is a real gem. It has the quality of actors and the enjoyment of the of "The Sting" (with which you can compare it with), without the complication demanded of the Seventies.
To watch this film for the first time in 2002 was a real eye-opener, how did I manage to miss it!
With excellent actors (Henry Fonda, Joanne Wooodward, Jason Robards, Burgess Meredith and more) I found myself immersed in thoroughly enjoyable hokum.
The scenes involving Paul Ford (Colonel Hall of "Bilko" fame) are especially gratifying.
Sunday afternoon family viewing of the very highest quality, with a twist in the end to boot!
Until They Sail (1957)
In all respects unusual.
Unusual setting for an American wartime movie, New Zealand.
Unusual subject matter, four sisters and their relationships with American soldiers, from one bearing the illegitimate child of the dead son of a Senator, to another living with seven Marines (one at a time) before being murdered by her returning POW New Zealander husband.
Unusual to see Paul Newman deliver such a poor performance so soon after his unforgettable role as Rocky Graziano in the brilliant "Somebody Up There Loves Me".
Unusual for two fine "Stars" Joan Fontaine and Jean Simmons, to leave so little of themselves on a movie.
Unusual that I could be bothered to write a review of such a poor film, give it a miss!
Bargain Hunt (2000)
Amateur collectors try their luck.
Two teams (of two) have a limited budget and an hour at an antiques fair to acquire the best bargains. These are then sold at a real auction and the team with the greatest profit, or smallest loss as is often the case, wins the game.
Enjoyable afternoon viewing, with the host in fine form.
A pale imitation.
Having thoroughly enjoyed four seasons of "Robot Wars" on UK TV, I watched with some expectation "BattleBots" advertised as the US equivalent, I think not!
It was wandering, disjointed, full of irrelevancies and, get this, the episode I watched had only TWO fights. A normal "Wars" would have 4 battles each with 3 robots for openers, followed by 7 more 2 "bot" battles to deliver a show champion to progress to the semi-finals.
I really expected more!
Tiger Bay (1997)
The same location as the movie....but
But the plan to create an "Eastenders" transplanted to Cardiff was a failure. While the multi-ethnic and socio-economic variety portrayed was accurate and at times laudable, the storylines were unconvincing and ultimately boring. The initial 13 episode run was confidently predicted by all concerned to blossom into a full blown soap. but this was not to be. Good riddance! At this point I would like to comment on the plot summary by Martin Smith in which he states that "Tiger Bay" is set in a Welsh seaside town. Cardiff is the capital city of Wales with a population of 300,000+ hardly a town! To all Americans (you are more likely than any to read this) referring to Washington D.C. as a hamlet gives you the right idea. Anyway spleen vented and I can assure you that you will not be able to see this anywhere ever, no matter how many channels you end up with.