Angus Macphail


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Haunted Honeymoon (1940) - Rather Like Getting Off Dope Opening the feature made at MGM-British studios, Americans Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings as about-to-be-wed Lord Peter Wimsey and novelist Harriet Vane, who played the same roles on Broadway (in the only play by the novelist Dorothy L. Sayers), swearing off amateur sleuthing, in Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) - We're Not Quite Joyous Enough At choir practice in the town where the leads (Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings) will soon arrive, organist Aggie (Joan Kemp-Welch) rages as her fiancé Frank (Robert Newton) kanoodles with Polly (Googie Withers), as the reverend (Aubrey Mallalieu) conducts Puffett (Frank Pettingell) et al, in the Lord Peter Wimsey yarn Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) - A Trifle Uncharitable Headed back to London to escape the brewing murder mystery in the village where they’re honeymooning, Lord Peter and Harriet (Robert Montgomery, Constance Cummings), trying to break their amateur crime-solving habit, get entangled with London friend Inspector Kirk (Leslie Banks) and loyal butler Bunter (Sir Seymour Hicks), in Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Haunted Honeymoon (1940) - Been Up To London? Introducing several characters, Eliot Makeham as estate agent Simpson, back from London, greeted by Frank Pettingwell as Puffett, then Robert Newton and Joan Kemp-Welch as fiancés Frank and Aggie, then Roy Emerton as her uncle Noakes (soon the murder victim!), in MGM’s Lord Peter Wimsey mystery, with Robert Montgomery and Constance Cummings, Haunted Honeymoon, 1940.
Let George Do It! (1940) - Good Evening, Herr Hitler Late in the feature and maybe a spoiler, George Formby (as accidental hero-spy Hepplewhite) has been drugged by under-cover Nazis (Garry Marsh, Romney Brent), and dreams of thwarting their schemes, rescuing pretty colleague Mary (Phyllis Calvert) and finally slugging der Führer, in the Formby vehicle Let George Do It!, 1940.
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Let George Do It! (1940) - Have You Anything To Declare? Thinking he’s arriving in Blackpool (not Bergen, Norway!) singer George (Formby) discovers he’s further-accidentally bunked with the wife (Helena Pickard) of mysterious traveling magician Oscar (Bernard Lee), and is helped by a steward (Johnnie Schofield) and a baffled customs official, in the spy-comedy Let George Do It!, 1940.
Let George Do It! (1940) - Grandad's Flannelette Nightshirt Bumbling at the port, George Formby (as traveling banjo-lele player Hepplewhite) vamps (song by Formby, Harry Gifford and Fred E. Cliffe) while bandmate Alf (Hal Gordon) hustles, early in the wartime Formby vehicle Let George Do It!, 1940, also released as To Hell With Hitler (U.S.A.) and DInky-Doo (U.S.S.R.!).
Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956) - Que Sera, Sera Now in Marakesh, the deliberately incidental introduction of Doris Day’s hit song (a Jay Livingston/Ray Evans original), as mom Jo, Christopher Olsen her son Hank, James Stewart as dad, doctor Ben, Daniel Gelin their mysterious new French friend, in Alfred Hitchcock’s hit re-make, The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956.
Spellbound (1945) - Steadier Hands Two scenes introducing Dr. Edwardes (Gregory Peck) to his new staff at the mental hospital, first with outgoing Dr. Murchison (Leo G. Carroll) then with perplexed Dr. Peterson (Ingrid Bergman), in Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound, 1946.
Man Who Knew Too Much, The (1956) - Assassinated, In London! Visiting American doctor Ben (James Stewart) gains the crucial guilty knowledge from what appears to be an expiring Arab (Daniel Gelin), who is really their mysterious French friend, at the bazaar in Marakesh, Doris Day his wife, in Alfred Hitchcock's second version of The Man Who Knew Too Much, 1956.
Wrong Man, The (1956) - This Is A True Story The director addresses the audience, setting the distinct tone of his non-fiction mystery, followed by credits and the introduction of protagonist Manny Balestrero (Henry Fonda), in Hitchcock's The Wrong Man, 1956.

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