Poet's Pub (July 5, 1949)

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Rona Anderson and Derek Bond in Poet's Pub
 

Released on July 5, 1949: A struggling poet from Oxford takes over a failing inn and pub in the English countryside.

Produced by Donald B. Wilson

Directed by Frederick Wilson

The Actors: Derek Bond (Saturday Keith), Rona Anderson (Joanna Benbow), James Robertson Justice (Professor Benbow), John McLaren (Elmer Van Buren), Barbara Murray (Nelly Bly), Peter Croft (Quentin Cotton), Leslie Dwyer (Holly), Joyce Grenfell (Miss Horsefell-Hughes), Fabia Drake (Lady Mercy Cotton), Maurice Denham (PC Windle), Kay Cavendish (Jean Forbes), Andrew Osborn (Williams), Iris Hoey (Lady Keith, Staruday's mother), Vincent Ball (Stacey), Ernest Berk (dancer), Elizabeth Blake (dancer), Dennis Brian (member Oxford crew), Derek Briggs (cyclist), Olwen Brookes (bridge player), Ann Codrington (bridge player), Deidre Doyle (Mrs. Arnott), Geoffrey Dunn (Mr. Sedgwick), Alexander Field (waiter), Dorothy Green (bridge player), Pat Hagen (dancer), Monica K. Harrison (bridge player), Patricia Hayes (Mrs. Lott), Walter Horsbrugh (curate), Roddy Hughes (Truscott the desk clerk), Peter Illing (Charles), Jennifer Jayne (cyclist), Sam Kydd (George), Arthur Lowe (coach guide), Michael McKeag (cyclist), Mike Oxley (cyclist), Dermot Palmer (Harris), John Singer (Cox), Philip Stainton (Mr. Lott), Anthony Steel (Compton), Joan Sterndale-Bennett (unknown), Dennis Vance (Scriven), Leslie Weston (Higgins), Mela White (cyclist)

 

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The Best of Britain . . . Maybe

Okay . . . I will give you that my mind doesn't work like most folk . . . I've been asked often if I might have been dropped on my head as a baby and I never disagree with the thought . . . But this movie is personal for me, and I would really, really appreciate it if you would send me a note after you watch it and tell me if you loved it or hated it and why. When this movie hit the British movie theaters in July of 1949 it lost a great deal of money as movie fans stayed away in droves, and quickly became a rarely seen movie. I have watched many hundreds of movies with a keen eye as I built this web site, and I have just gotta tell you . . . . Without any hesitation . . . This is my all-time favorite British motion picture, and definitely in my top ten of all time from anywhere in the world. Is it just me? Am I so far off the beam from everyone else that watched this movie in the theaters and thought it stunk? I am speechless in awe of it's horrible reputation and my compete joy after watching it today . . . And as well as becoming my favorite British story without peer, I found my all-time best British character-actor in James Robertson Justice. I was introduced to him in the movie Stop Press Girl, and I enjoyed his performance as a country dentist, but his personality and great verbal wit in this story just blew me away - and honest, although I am jealous of his marvelous beard, it isn't just beard-envy driving my enjoyment of his talents. Now, I didn't like him much in his first scene, but like many fine things, he grew on me as his personality bloomed. This enchanting story kept a smile on my spirit from beginning to end, and I conclude that for my probably twisted mind, it is as close to what I would define as a 'perfect' movie as I have ever seen. To classify it on the index pages I will call it a feel-good romantic comedy, but it is so much more. It is a jewel thief drama with a beautiful red-headed maid who is not really a maid searching for a priceless gem from the Earl of Essex . . . There is the kidnapping of the leading lady including a wild, madcap auto chase through the English countryside . . . But it can also stand on it's own as a comedy adventure, with more richly developed characters that will have the meanest among us chortling happily . . . And the romance . . . Pardon me, Romances . . . that will have us all in tender-hearted happiness before the final kiss. I just cannot understand why good Britons in 1949 did not flock to this movie many times . . . But alas, they did not like this movie even one little bit . . . Seriously . . . . Please . . . if you watch this movie, take a minute and let me know if I am just off-center a bit or if this isn't a really great motion picture . . . I promise to respond courteously whether you hate the story or love it. But first pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and see if you don't enjoy the heck out of this story.

Andrew Osborn
Andrew Osborn
Andrew Osborn kidnaps Rona Anderson
Andrew Osborn kidnaps Rona Anderson
Andre Osborn
Andre Osborn
Barbara Murray
Barbara Murray
Barbara Murray and Peter Croft
Barbara Murray and Peter Croft
Barbara Murray
Barbara Murray
Derek Bond and Alexander Field
Derek Bond and Alexander Field
Derek Bond and James Robertson Justice
Derek Bond and James Robertson Justice
Derek Bond and Leslie Dwyer
Derek Bond and Leslie Dwyer
Derek Bond and Leslie Weston
Derek Bond and Leslie Weston
Derek Bond and Patricia Hayes
Derek Bond and Patricia Hayes
Derek Bond and Philip Stainton
Derek Bond and Philip Stainton
Derek Bond, Rona ANderson and John McLaren
Derek Bond, Rona ANderson and John McLaren
Derek Bond and Rona Anderson
Derek Bond and Rona Anderson
Derek Bond
Derek Bond
Fabia Drake and Derek Bond
Fabia Drake and Derek Bond
Fabia Drake, Philip Stainton and Derek Bond
Fabia Drake, Philip Stainton and Derek Bond
Geoffrey Dunn and Joyce Grenfell
Geoffrey Dunn and Joyce Grenfell
Iris Hoey and Leslie Dwyer
Iris Hoey and Leslie Dwyer
Iris Hoey
Iris Hoey
James Robertson Justice and Geoffrey Dunn
James Robertson Justice and Geoffrey Dunn
James Robertson Justice and Leslie Weston
James Robertson Justice and Leslie Weston
James Robertson Justice and Derek Bond
James Robertson Justice and Derek Bond
James Robertson Justice
James Robertson Justice
John McLaren, Derek Bond and Iris Hoey
John McLaren, Derek Bond and Iris Hoey
John McLaren and Leslie Dwyer
John McLaren and Leslie Dwyer
John McLaren
John McLaren
Joyce Grenfell and Geoffrey Dunn
Joyce Grenfell and Geoffrey Dunn
Joyce Grenfell and Iris Hoey
Joyce Grenfell and Iris Hoey
Joyce Grenfell
Joyce Grenfell
Leslie Dwyer
Leslie Dwyer
Maurice Denham and Leslie Weston
Maurice Denham and Leslie Weston
Peter Croft and Barbara Murray
Peter Croft and Barbara Murray
Peter Croft and Barbara Murray
Peter Croft and Barbara Murray
Peter Croft and Fabia Drake
Peter Croft and Fabia Drake
Peter Croft meets Barbara Murray
Peter Croft meets Barbara Murray
Peter Croft
Peter Croft
Philip Stainton and Patricia Hayes
Philip Stainton and Patricia Hayes
Roddy Hughes and Andrew Osborn
Roddy Hughes and Andrew Osborn
Roddy Hughes
Roddy Hughes
Rona Anderson and Andrew Osborn
Rona Anderson and Andrew Osborn
Rona Anderson and Derek Bond
Rona Anderson and Derek Bond
Rona Anderson and James Robertson Justice
Rona Anderson and James Robertson Justice
Rona Anderson
Rona Anderson