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Long Haul, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) Right Back Among The Pigs At a trucker's (or lorry-driver's?) tavern near Glasgow, American Army vet Harry (Victor Mature), who wasn't supposed to get the load of contraband whiskey he's driving, is confronted by racketeer Joe Easy (Patrick Allen), not a friend, who means to intercept it, then his girlfriend (Diana Dors as Lynn) gets impatient, in The Long Haul, 1957, from writer-director Ken Hughes.
Long Haul, The (1957) -- (Movie Clip) I Should've Stayed In The Army Persuaded by his English wife to leave the military and stay in England, U.S. Army truck driver Harry (Victor Mature) has taken a job with her brother (George Mills), a Liverpool trucking (or lorry-ing?) kingpin, and on the first day meets colleague Casey (Liam Redmond), who's not altogether upright, Ken Hughes directing, in the English-made Columbia release The Long Haul, 1957, co-starring Diana Dors.
Crown V. Stevens (1936) -- (Movie Clip) No Harm In Saying Hello Director Michael Powell's opening, leading man Patric Knowles as "Chris," Mabel Poulton as "Mamie" and Billy Watts as leering "Joe," from one of what the director called his "quota quickies" made for the Warner Bros' subsidiary Teddington Studios, Crown V. Stevens, 1936.
Crown V. Stevens (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Char Woman Found Him Innocent Chris (Patric Knowles) is about to seek mercy from a Notting Hill money lender whom he is surprised to find dead, as-yet nameless Doris (Beatrix Thomson) hefting the smoking gun, police (Bernard Miles supporting Allan Jeayes) investigating afterward, in director Michael Powell's Crown V. Stevens, 1936.
Crown V. Stevens (1936) -- (Movie Clip) Any Man You Wanted Some noteworthy choices by director Michael Powell, as unhappy wife Doris (Beatrix Thomson), whom we know has committed a maybe-justified murder, receives old chorus-line pal Ella (Googie Withers), Davina Craig and Frederick Piper her maid and husband, in the low-budget Crown V. Stevens, 1936.
Prime Minister, The (1942) -- (Movie Clip) Foppish Young Novelist Most of the prologue and the opening scene with John Gielgud, as advertised, in a most uncharacteristic prissy tone, as the young-ish Benjamin Disraeli, meeting the unsuspecting widow Wyndham Lewis (Diana Wynyard), in director Thorold Dickinson's The Prime Minister, 1942.
Prime Minister, The (1942) -- (Movie Clip) You Will Hear Me! Observed by his smitten sponsor, the widow Wyndham Lewis (Diana Wynyard), the snobby yet radical Disraeli (John Gielgud) rises for his first speech in Parliament, 1837, rival Gladstone (Stephen Murray) smirking, early in director Thorold Dickinson's The Prime Minister, 1942.
Prime Minister, The (1942) -- (Movie Clip) This Silly Dance The widow Mrs. Wyndham Lewis (Diana Wynyard), received by host Count D'Orsay (Anthony Ireland), hopes to end her brief estrangement from her pet politician Disraeli (John Gielgud), who is surrendered by the understanding Lady Blessington (Vera Bogetti), in The Prime Minister, 1942.
I Was Monty's Double -- (Movie Clip) Very Special Visitor Tracking ex-flame Peggy (Maureen Connell) to a dance hall, intelligence officer Harvey (John Mills) sees an impersonator and gets an idea, in I Was Monty's Double, (a.k.a. Heaven, Hell Or Hoboken, 1958.
I Was Monty's Double -- (Movie Clip) By Way Of Tibet Intelligence officer Harvey (John Mills) reports to Colonel Logan (Cecil Parker), for a briefing on a D-Day deception scheme, early in I Was Monty's Double, (a.k.a Heaven, Hell or Hoboken), 1958.