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Before My Time

What’s Your Favourite Movie That Was Made Before You Were Born?

To name 1 is pretty difficult so I’m afraid I’m going to have to name 2. I know, I know it’s against the rules but Ha to the rules.

The first film I like is called Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines which was released in 1965 and boasted a brilliant cast including Robert Morley, Eric Sykes and Terry Thomas as Sir Percy Ware-Armitage. The story takes place in the early 20th century where a British newspaper offers a £10,000 cash prize to the 1st person who can fly across the English Channel. The film has excellent comic timing and certainly shows typical Brits of that era. The film contains the typical good guy bad guy and several people trying to get the girl. I’d certainly say that there’s hardly a dull minute for viewers of any age and with a star-studded cast that simply makes you laugh out loud then there’s no reason not to watch this film.

The second film that I love is, well I believe it to be anyway the follow-up to Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines and it’s called Monte-Carlo or Bust which was released in 1969 and is based around the Monte Carlo Rally

Set in the 1920s, it kicks off when the dashing Chester Schofield (the ever so suave Tony Curtis) wins a card game that entitles him to half of the car factory owned by scheming cad Sir Cuthbert Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas). They then both agree to a winner-takes-all car race across Europe. Again the film had many great stars in it such as the much-loved Dudley Moore who I always remember as Patch in Santa Claus the movie. Again the film boast a stat studded cast and will not go without a dull moment. A must watch film.

 

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