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Hide and Seek [DVD]

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Ian Carmichael, overdoing both comic and dramatic effects, makes an unprepossessing hero; most of the minor roles are dully overacted; and even Hugh Griffith, gleefully hamming it up as a modern Noah fleeing the nuclear deluge, fails to make his scenes seem anything other than tiresome irrelevancies designed to bolster a faltering plot. At least the denouement explains everything even if i wasn't exactly sure what was going on beforehand.

It was one of several British films released in 1964 after spending well over a year on the shelf - others included "The Leather Boys", "Ladies Who Do" and "The Comedy Man". Anthony Spencer identifies this as the Grand Union Canal with Grove Bridge in the background adding that the road over the bridge leads to The Grove, the former seat of the Earls of Clarendon. Maggie tells Garrett to meet her at the train station, where she convinces him to board the train with her. Directed by the BAFTA-nominated Cy Endfield, whose credits include Zulu and Hell Drivers, Hide and Seek also stars Oscar winner Hugh Griffith, Bond villain Curd Jürgens and Golden Globe-winning British actress Janet Munro; the film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.Marek has "sold" Garrett to the Russians for his knowledge and has arranged for a submarine to come before dawn to take him away. Ian Carmichael made a wonderful career from playing well-meaning, naive and gullible young gentlemen, so my interest was piqued when I saw that Hide and Seek was billed as a 'thriller'. G. Wodehouse’s genial upper-class bumbler Bertie Wooster – heads a strong cast in this comedy Cold War thriller. Sadly, the decidedly naff title did summarise and embody the film only too well, both as regards final product and as a description of the plot.

Needless to say it doesn't quite have the pizzazz of Hitchcock's masterpiece, but it does display Munro's willingness to disrobe on camera, something which I am sure The Master would have appreciated.

Not exactly the Ministry of Defence, this is the entrance to the Anatomy Building of University College London on Gower Street. The Radio Times Guide to Films gave the film 2/5 stars, writing: "After a decade top-lining some of the wittiest social satires ever made in the UK, lan Carmichael's fortunes were on the wane by the time he starred in this leaden comedy thriller. They head down to the shore, where Garrett finds that he cannot identify the correct key to unlock a small motorboat. They find the life jackets have been attached to trousers, and that Garrett and Maggie faked the attempt for the island. At that time I hadn’t seen many Endfield films, although I had a certain interest in the Blacklisted filmmakers.

Maggie seems to be avoiding committing to anything and Garrett resigns himself to continuing on the train for the time being. Ian Carmichael, Janet Munro and Curd Jürgens star in Cy Endfield’s thriller about a Cambridge professor who becomes involved in an dangerous game of cat and mouse while trying to track down an old friend. Alongside him is the lively Janet Munro, and the two make enjoyable company as the plot carries off rather well. Images submitted must be in Landscape orientation, as would be seen on the cinema screen, not Portrait.David enters the building for his interview where Major McPherson questions him about his association with Dr.

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