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About Patrick

a photographer, writer and blogger, a studio and press photographer since the mid 1960’s, first published writings in 1974

Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

The Bridal Path… 1959 You know, I’ve mentioned this film on PGC before, and I guess this time I just wanted to give this a new take. For me, this is a sit down romp around the Highlands with a bag … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 58… Rescue The ladder would just reach the window. He drove it hard against the wall and the ground. It felt secure. Within moments he had reached the window and beckoned Rebecca to first stand back then take his arm … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

Man from Tangier 1957 This is a cosy and yet intriguing drama from the stable of Butcher Films and features American actor Robert Hutton. It’s warming to know that so many of these entertaining supporting features from the days of … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

Underneath the Arches 1937 This is a film that I’ve never seen, yet its title song can revolve around in my head for all time. The song from Flanagan and Allen was most popular in its day. Although, what I do have in … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 57… Rebecca’s Acceptance Once more, Charles watchful look at the ruined house showed him nothing. No voice entered his mind. Nothing seemed to be out of order to his expectation, and once more, rain began to soak through those overhead clouds. ‘Come-on, lets go.’ He announced reluctantly. … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

Ok For Sound 1937 This movie held a fascination for me years ago when I was researching the life of Enid Stamp Taylor. Enid features along side the Crazy Gang headed by Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen. It’s another screwball comedy … Continue reading

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Lost and Forgotten Films of British Cinema…

A Fire Has Been Arranged 1935. I remember owning an old VHS copy of this movie some years ago. It’s a rather odd screwball type of plot for Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen, who are a couple of crooks that … Continue reading

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The Shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 56… A Change of Mind ‘I don’t know Charlie. I think you are playing with forces that you can’t understand and you are putting Esme in some danger.’ ‘Some danger Bill? Danger from what! Forces we don’t understand. Come-on, this … Continue reading

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Snap Around…

You know, getting out and about in an English Autumn is very special to me. I can almost taste those wild fruited berries and falling golden leaves. It’s a time to reflect on the warmth of past summer months and it’s a time to plan … Continue reading

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The shriving of Miss Esme Stamp…

Episode 55… Disappointment It was raining very heavily that following morning. Bill said he wanted to finish off a landscape and Margarita felt there was plenty to do in the kitchen, so donning raincoats and weather proof hats the two of … Continue reading

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