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Poppa John
08-07-2009, 09:44 PM
This one is aimed at Terry Porrit.

I was talking to a Cousin in the UK on MSM, earlier today. I said something naughty to him & he said...Oooh you are awful..but I do like you.

To which I replied..Dick Emery.

Which got us talking about Old Comedians & films in which they appeared.

So my question is..Do you have freeware links to such viewing?. Thanks. PJ

Terry Porritt
08-07-2009, 10:07 PM
I wish I did John, old films, especially old British films are hard to find.

The first port of call I make is SurfTheChannel, http://www.surfthechannel.com/cat/61397.html, lots of movies and docos links there.

Then there is Veoh.com and VeohTV, Megavideo, Google.video, DailyMotion, Guba, all worth a look, and an online video guide at http://www.ovguide.com/.

You really need to be able to capture .tmp files too, I use Unlocker and then save as .flv files

Edit:but you find things are changing all the time as the Copyright Ghouls get to work, even on 1920s and 30s stuff, and especially on YouTube. Time Warner is bad at axing old films, film clips and music from the 30s they still claim to have copyright on.

Trev
08-07-2009, 10:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Dick+Emery&search_type=&aq=f
:)

SurferJoe46
09-07-2009, 03:10 PM
If you want olde Brit flicks, move to the US. We get them ALL, all the time!

Just some that are listed, but I may not have watched:

Sherlock Holmes
The Third Man
The Thirty Nine Steps
Kind Hearts and Coronets
Brighton Rock
Whisky Galore!
The Flambards
The Lady Vanishes
Black Narcissus

...and that was just this week!

Metla
09-07-2009, 03:17 PM
http://www.archive.org/index.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/

Poppa John
09-07-2009, 09:26 PM
Thanks All...Links noted & bookmarked. Will send them to the UK. PJ

Sue
09-07-2009, 10:50 PM
I now have "The Plank" starring Eric Sykes and Arthur Lowe and most of the others including Doris Day, in three parts from uTube. (60s fun search)
:D

Laura
10-07-2009, 03:59 AM
Anyone who downloaded "the Plank" is honour-bound to give the reference ... surely?

I'd no idea Arthur Lowe was in that.
I interviewed him - heavy weather - might've helped if I'd known...

And Sue, I also loved Doris Day once apon-a-time, but where on earth does she fit into this Pom lot of movies - great though they may be?

Sweep
10-07-2009, 05:50 AM
Doris Day was not in "the Plank"

Link for Laura.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=The+Plank&search_type=&aq=f

I do have it on VHS BTW.

R2x1
10-07-2009, 09:23 AM
Was it another well known DD, Diana Dors?

Cicero
10-07-2009, 12:06 PM
I now have "The Plank" starring Eric Sykes and Arthur Lowe and most of the others including Doris Day, in three parts from uTube. (60s fun search)
:D

Arthur Lowe was from my village,his parents had the paper shop.

Terry Porritt
10-07-2009, 12:21 PM
I read a biography of Arthur Lowe, apparently in real life his Captain Mannering character was pretty much for real, that was how he was. This would explain Laura's hard going when she interviewed him.

Edit: Incidently I just had a problem with a YouTube url using Firefox and tried it with IE 6, there was a message that they are phasing out support for IE6 shortly. Presumably they mean IE6 may not work on that site ?

Sweep
10-07-2009, 12:42 PM
Was it another well known DD, Diana Dors?

The VHS I have contains The Plank and Rhubarb.
Diana Dors is in "The Plank" in the credits but was not listed when I looked at Wikipedia.

Cicero
10-07-2009, 12:52 PM
I read a biography of Arthur Lowe, apparently in real life his Captain Mannering character was pretty much for real, that was how he was. This would explain Laura's hard going when she interviewed him.

Edit: Incidently I just had a problem with a YouTube url using Firefox and tried it with IE 6, there was a message that they are phasing out support for IE6 shortly. Presumably they mean IE6 may not work on that site ?http://www.nndb.com/people/671/000101368/

http://www.nndb.com/people/671/000101368/
He used to put up a team for Hayfields cricket club,with dads army crew.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOma3UfHOzE

Terry Porritt
10-07-2009, 03:05 PM
http://www.nndb.com/people/671/000101368/

http://www.nndb.com/people/671/000101368/
He used to put up a team for Hayfields cricket club,with dads army crew.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOma3UfHOzE

I should have spelt his name as Mainwaring..............

I can't see the connection with the twit Goodwin on YouTube?????????? Never heard of him.

Any how, I hate comedians who endlessly laugh inanely at their own feebleness. They do it in an attempt to make themselves sound funnier :yuck:

Cicero
10-07-2009, 03:58 PM
I should have spelt his name as Mainwaring..............

I can't see the connection with the twit Goodwin on YouTube?????????? Never heard of him.

Any how, I hate comedians who endlessly laugh inanely at their own feebleness. They do it in an attempt to make themselves sound funnier :yuck:

The connection with Goodwin was with "the commedians."

Terry Porritt
10-07-2009, 05:15 PM
The connection with Goodwin was with "the commedians."

I prefer The Comedian Harmonists, :thumbs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr-PIRgD06s

Even knowing German wont help much in translating all the lyrics of this song :)

A great singing group from the 1930s, a fine film about them was made in 1997, can be bought on DVD.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0128133/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedian_Harmonists

http://www.comedian-harmonists.com/?lang=en

SurferJoe46
10-07-2009, 05:18 PM
Arthur Lowe was from my village,his parents had the paper shop.

"Paper"? C'mon, Cic!

Stone tablets, maybe - but paper: No way!

Was that a Druid Village? :D

Cicero
10-07-2009, 05:27 PM
"Paper"? C'mon, Cic!

Stone tablets, maybe - but paper: No way!

Was that a Druid Village? :D
I have been found out,it was indeed a stone tablet shop:rolleyes:.

I knew Terry wasn't a true northener,we have a different sense of humour to the rest of England.

Poppa John
10-07-2009, 09:47 PM
I wish I did John, old films, especially old British films are hard to find.

The first port of call I make is SurfTheChannel, http://www.surfthechannel.com/cat/61397.html, lots of movies and docos links there.

Then there is Veoh.com and VeohTV, Megavideo, Google.video, DailyMotion, Guba, all worth a look, and an online video guide at http://www.ovguide.com/.

You really need to be able to capture .tmp files too, I use Unlocker and then save as .flv files

Edit:but you find things are changing all the time as the Copyright Ghouls get to work, even on 1920s and 30s stuff, and especially on YouTube. Time Warner is bad at axing old films, film clips and music from the 30s they still claim to have copyright on.

Argg.. I tried to put an Icon on the desktop for "Ovguide" expecting to get a small couloured Icon like all the rest.

Instead I got a thumbnail page of it up at the top right corner. How can I get rid of this. Thanks. PJ

Metla
10-07-2009, 09:52 PM
As bizarre as it sounds, You have maybe set the icon as desktop background/wallpaper?

If so you will have to right click the desktop,properties>desktop>web. See if there is anything in there, otherwise select a new desktop background.

Poppa John
10-07-2009, 10:19 PM
As bizarre as it sounds, You have maybe set the icon as desktop background/wallpaper?

If so you will have to right click the desktop,properties>desktop>web. See if there is anything in there, otherwise select a new desktop background.

Don't thinkso. It is not a full screen thing.. it is about 50mm sq. If I click on it It opens the link into a full page.

I did this a long time ago & there is a way ro remove it, Can't remember. Naturally. PJ

Had a look in Desktop backgrounds & there is nothing untoward there. pj

Poppa John
11-07-2009, 07:04 PM
Don't thinkso. It is not a full screen thing.. it is about 50mm sq. If I click on it It opens the link into a full page.

I did this a long time ago & there is a way ro remove it, Can't remember. Naturally. PJ

Had a look in Desktop backgrounds & there is nothing untoward there. pj


Bump.

Poppa John
12-07-2009, 06:29 PM
Bump.

Done it. Click on desktop..properties..Desktop...untick it..apply..ok. PJ