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Friday, June 10, 2011

Arthur Askey in Back-Room Boy

OK....beating this a little to death now, but....
Arthur Askey in a tale of circumventing Nazis in a lighthouse in Scotland. Perfect for trapped in the air-conditioning viewing. Featuring Graham Moffatt (he actually was mo' fat) and Moore Marriott a typecast comedy sidekick team, that together and individually worked with Will Hay and Askey, as well as the perennially is-she-good-looking-or-what? Googie Withers  from the awesome Ealing studios horror vignette film, Dead of Night. Loads of laffs, quirky sets and characters - for the life of me I cannot understand why these never got released here. Probably like everything else - accountant and lawyers disguised as artists..... interfering. Conversely my experience in the UK was that these types of films while aired by the BBC out of obligation probably, were under appreciated. It great stuff - it's embedded below and links to two different downloadable versions at versions are
HERE (divx)
HERE (mp4)

annnnnd ....... here's a version for your blind pals: part 1 part 2