The pilot episode featured Freddie Jones as Jeremiah Unsworth ( Ivy's husband). He died in that episode and Ivy took over when the series proper began. The early series were excellent but the later ones became weaker particularly after Billy got married. The location filming practically disappeared at this point and was studio bound, which caused the series to lose a lot of its appeal and charm.
It was filmed in the village of Luddenden near Halifax in West Yorkshire.
Roy Scheider plays the head of an elite group of detectives, known as the "Seven Ups"
One of their men is discovered during an undercover op and is killed.
Scheider and his team must find his killers. They become involved in a battle with the mob.
The highlight of the film has to be the car chase, obviously included to cash in on the success of Bullit. However, this car chase outshines Bullitt due to its length, speed and sheer excitement.It's a breathtaking roller-coaster ride that ends rather unexpectedly and spectacularly. Don't miss this little gem !!
Particularly, John Cazale ( Fredo) and Richard Castellano ( Clemenza) give wonderfully understated performances. You just have to believe that Castellano WAS Clemenza, he brings a real touch to his role.
John Cazale brings the troubled Fredo to life, and you can see the weak Fredo desperately trying to live up to the family reputation but knowing that he can never be what his father wants.
The story of one man's reluctance to be drawn into the murky family business,and his gradual change through circumstance, paints a vivid picture of this violent period of US history.
Do not miss this film!
Two resistance men are deliberately captured and sent to a labour camp so that they can spy on the scientific experiments.
They stand out from the rest of the inmates like two sore thumbs, always wearing their suits even when "breaking rocks!"
They use clumsy methods of communicating with the resistance and by some miracle the German guards don't suspect a thing.
The V1 rocket is being made and tested at this camp and our two spays successfully send information back to base resulting in the works being bombed out of existence.
This film is of interest only for two things.
Firstly, Christopher Lee appears as the Camp Commandant.
Secondly, and perhaps most interesting, It features an uncredited early appearance of Rod Steiger as a bespectacled German officer.
However, despite his best efforts, he can't get any rest and decides to go back to the hotel. He then has to save the hotel from closing by persuading three "ey up, reet grand" northern businessmen to invest in the hotel. Of course he succeeds and gets the girl.
A cheerful British comedy helped along with able support from, Denis Price, Gordon Harker, Richard Wattis, Alfie Bas and Colin Gordon. Just enough laughs to cheer you up on a wet weekend!
Dennis Price plays Inspector Lawson who enlists the help of his best friend to help unravel the case.
His friend, Edward King, played by Phillip Saville, comes up with a theory that the murderer is using the initials from various nightclubs to spell out the name of his next club.
After following numerous red herrings, including suspecting the inspectors closest friend, the murderer turns out to be his friends long lost twin brother!
A cheap and cheerful quickie spoilt by the overuse of organ music that belongs to the silent era.
The professor, with help from Harry Fowler, alert the police to Sydney Tafler's drug dealing. Tafler escapes with the pen, and whilst driving away he switches on the car radio. When the news comes on the chimes of big Ben set off the pen, blowing up the car and taking Mr Hunter with it.
A likable film mainly due to the comic cockney barrow boy, 'aving a larf Harry Fowler!
Tom Walls plays Simeon Crowther who owns Bankdam Mill.
His two sons, Joshua, played by Dennis Price, and Zebediah, played by Stephen Murray, clash over the running of the mill. Zebediah's reckless attitude causes the death of his brother in an accident at the mill. Joshua's son, played by Jimmy Hanley, sets out to prove his father was killed by his Uncle Zebediah.
As you would expect, he triumphs and gets to run the mill his way.
A potboiler of a story with a lot of mutton chop whiskers and thee and thy dialogue. Likable all the same. Look out for a young Nicholas Parsons in a minor role.