Tuesday 28 July 2020

On Free to Air TV - 9 Gem’s Saturday Cinephile Bonanza (with countless advertisements) - 1 August 2020

Standards somewhat lower than last week’s bonanza of, inter alia, Powell & Pressburger, Fritz Lang, Anthony Minghella, Terence Fisher and more.

11.00 am– Take Me High (David Askey, UK, 1974) Stars Cliff Richard. Whoever heard of this. Was it ever released here? Did Cliff Richard’s fame last this long. "Hear Cliff Sing 12 Great New Hits." Did Cliff really have 12 hits..ever..?

12.55 pm - Cairo Road  (David McDonald, UK, 1950) Eric Portman, Laurence Harvey

2.50 pm – Crossplot (Alvin Rakoff, UK, 1969) Roger Moore's very first British theatrical film made after his TV series The Saint.

4.50 pm – Geronimo (Arnold Laven, USA, 1962)

7.00 pm – Shane (George Stevens, USA, 1953) – The best of the day)

9.20 pm – The Mechanic  (Michael Winner, USA, 1972, script by Lewis John Carlino) Charles Bronson

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