Interesting Movies From The Past…

One of the warmest and lovable films in my collection is THE BARGEE made in 1964. Whenever I watch this I just fall in love with the colour and nostalgia of it. Beautifully filmed and set along Britain’s canals it stars Harry H. Corbett of Steptoe fame, as Hemel Pike, a romantic barge owner with a girl at every Lock, and when one of his girlfriends falls pregnant he is chased to the alter by her angry and hot headed father. It’s a lovely and clever comedy that just blows me away. Featured are: Hugh Griffith as the father, Ronnie Barker as Hemel’s cousin and workmate, Eric Sykes as a canal traveler, and Julia Foster as the expectant female. It was wonderfully written by the famous team of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

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