W. P. Lipscomb


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Dunkirk (1958) - There's A Flap On! Tight opening with newsreels and comic shorts establishing late March, 1940, in Belgium British forces including John Mills as Corporal Binns, with Robert Urquhart as witty Mike, and privates Meredith Edwards and Ray Jackson, speculating about the folks back home, in Dunkirk, 1958, from Ealing studios, also starring Richard Attenborough.
Dunkirk (1958) - Be Like Dad -- Keep Mum! In London, March 1940, irritated with sketchy news from the Ministry Of Information, journalist Foreman (Bernard Lee) at his local, joined by his wife (Maxine Audley), tangling with machine shop owner Holden (Richard Attenborough), whom he considers a profiteer, a merchant seaman (Victor Maddern) joining in, early in Dunkirk, 1958.
Dunkirk (1958) - You're Under Orders Now Now in Sheerness, Kent, having sailed their commandeered boats from London, journalist Foreman (Bernard Lee) realizes British forces in France are being routed, tells the naval officer (Michael Gwynn) he’s willing to sail across himself, inspiring young Frankie (Sean Barrett) and previously timid Holden (Richard Attenborough) to volunteer as well, in Dunkirk, 1958.
Les Miserables (1935) - A Wonderful Effort Crucial scene nicely wrought by director Richard Boleslawski, Fredric March, whom we know is really the reformed criminal Valjean, now known as M. Madeleine, a prosperous business owner, performs a rescue, stirring the memory of the magistrate Javert (Charles Laughton), his one-time jailer, in 20th Century-Fox’s Les Miserables, 1935.
Les Miserables (1935) - The Good Priest Bishop Bienvenue (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) makes a big deposit in the karma bank, telling the cops that the plates Valjean (Fredric March) stole were in fact a gift, in the 1935 Fox production of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables.
Les Miserables (1935) - Opening, Ten Years In The Galleys Title sequence and first scene introducing Valjean (Fredric March) from director Richard Boleslawski's lavish but efficient 1935 production of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, from 20th Century Fox.
Les Miserables (1935) - Where's My Bread? Valjean (Fredric March) suffering and Javert (Charles Laughton) observing in director Richard Boleslawski's quick survey of Prisoner #2906's ordeal, from Fox's 1935 production of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, 1935.
Tale Of Two Cities, A (1935) - Best Of Times Famous opening from Charles Dickens, followed by Cruncher (Billy Bevan) delivering his obscure message to Lowry (Claude Gillingwater), in the David Selznick production of A Tale Of Two Cities, 1935, starring Ronald Colman.
Garden Of Allah, The (1936) - I Can Look After Myself Following a dust-up in an Algerian cafe, fugitive monk Antoine (Charles Boyer) makes up a name, when queried by Domini (Marlene Dietrich), the French traveler he rescued from the fray, meeting a street mystic (John Carradine) along the way, The Garden Of Allah, 1936.
Garden Of Allah, The (1936) - You May Find Yourself Staff and pupils (Helen Jerome Eddy, Marcia Mae Jones) at the convent are dazzled by beatifically framed Technicolor Marlene Dietrich as "Domini," greeted by Mother Superior (Lucile Watson), opening Richard Boleslawski's The Garden Of Allah, 1936, also starring Charles Boyer.
Garden Of Allah, The (1936) - Undoubtedly English From the monastery which Brother Antoine (Charles Boyer, introduced here) has inexplicably fled, joining Domini (Marlene Dietrich), a soul-seeking French tourist, attended by hustling Batouch (Joseph Schildkraut), crossing North Africa, in Richard Boleslawski's The Garden Of Allah, 1936.
Town Like Alice, A - Quick At Anything Aussie POW's in Japanese-occupied WWII Malaysia Ben (Vincent Ball) and Joe (Peter Finch) in their first scene, meet refugees from the British embassy, led by Jean (Virginia McKenna), in her flashback, in A Town Like Alice, 1958.

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