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« on: 11 Oct 2007 - 08:12 »

So, can anyone tell me about these recently release British thrillers?

Dilemma (1962)



http://www.odeonent.co.uk/details.asp?ProductID=34025

Don't Talk To Strange Men (1962)



http://www.odeonent.co.uk/details.asp?ProductID=34242
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« Reply #1 on: 11 Oct 2007 - 10:12 »

Yes, I already have both recorded from UK TV. I'll no doiubt be picking these up myself.

Both are what are known as "quota quickies" - low budget B movies which formed the tail end of a double bill at the cinema. They both run for around an hour, and I'd say they are well worth a watch.

I'm a bit of a fan of these old British films. They usually feature very taught storylines. Favourites of mine include The Man in the Back Seat and Cover Girl Killer. These two were produced by a company called Bryanston. Others were made by Butchers Films etc. In fact, an excellent book is available from amazon.co.uk (written by a friend of mine):

Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British "B" Film

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« Reply #2 on: 11 Oct 2007 - 17:32 »

A lot of 'Quota Quickies' were made around where I live - Merton Park Studios used to be based in a building called Long Lodge, about twwo minutes from my house.
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« Reply #3 on: 11 Oct 2007 - 18:01 »

A lot of 'Quota Quickies' were made around where I live - Merton Park Studios used to be based in a building called Long Lodge, about twwo minutes from my house.
I remember watching a few films on tv that were made at Merton Park,didn't it burn down at some point in the 70's?
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« Reply #4 on: 11 Oct 2007 - 20:14 »

You can read more about Merton Park Studios over at BritMovie:

Hollywood's Little Cousin in Merton
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« Reply #5 on: 22 Jun 2008 - 14:02 »

Did anyone catch the documentry on BBC 4 last night on British B-movies? They are screening THE BLACK RIDER and THE COVER GIRL KILLER tonight which I'm hoping to record.
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