Harry H. Corbett
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Harry H. Corbett OBE (28 February 1925 – 21 March 1982) was an English actor.
Corbett was best known for his starring role in the popular and long-running BBC Television sitcom Steptoe and Son in the 1960s and 70s. Early in his career he was dubbed "the English Marlon Brando" by some sections of the British press.
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David Essex stars as Nick Freeman, a motorcycle racer who, following the death of his brother, inherits a revolutionary prototype motorcycle, and is determined to race it at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Runtime: 111 min.
Directed by: David Wickes
As: Amourous Van Driver
Classic short British comedy, full of stars, about two workmen delivering planks to a building site. This is done with music and a sort of "wordless dialogue" which consists of a few mumbled sounds to convey the appropriate emotion. TV remake of the 1967 short.
Runtime: 28 min.
Directed by: Eric Sykes
A medieval tale with Pythonesque humour: After the death of his father the young Dennis Cooper goes to town where he has to pass several adventures. The town and the whole kingdom is threatened by a terrible monster called 'Jabberwocky'. Will Dennis make his fortune? Is anyone brave enough to defeat the monster?
Runtime: 105 min.
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Christopher Neil stars in the second of the saucy Adventures...comedy series. The Adventures of a Private Eye is a 1977 British sex comedy film starring Christopher Neil, Suzy Kendall, Harry H. Corbett and Liz Fraser. It was the second in the trilogy of 'Adventures' films after the 1976 film Adventures of a Taxi Driver. It was followed the next year by Adventures of a Plumber's Mate, the final film in the ...
Runtime: 96 min.
Directed by: Stanley A. Long
As: Prime Minister
Percy, the man with the world's first penis transplant, discovers that there is a chemical in the city's water that makes men impotent.
Runtime: 90 min.
Directed by: Ralph Thomas
As: Son / Harold
Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. Always on the lookout for ways to improve his lot, Harold invests his father's life savings in a greyhound who is almost blind and can't see the hare. When the dog loses a race and Harold has to pay off the debt, he comes up with another bright idea. ...
Runtime: 99 min.
Directed by: Peter Sykes
As: Harold Kitchener Steptoe
Albert Steptoe and his son Harold are junk dealers, complete with horse and cart to tour the neighbourhood. They also live amicably together at the junk yard. But Harold, who likes the bright lights in the West End of London, meets a stripper, marries her and takes her home. Albert, of course, is furious and tries every trick he knows to drive the new bride from his household.
Runtime: 98 min.
Directed by: Cliff Owen
The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins is a 1971 British comedy film directed and produced by Graham Stark. Its title is a conflation of The Magnificent Seven and the seven deadly sins. It comprises a sequence of seven sketches, each representing a sin and written by an array of British comedy-writing talent. The sketches are linked by animation sequences. The music score is by British jazz musician Roy Budd, ...
Runtime: 107 min.
Directed by: Graham Stark
As: Frank Finley
Two crooks are hired to rob an eccentric old lady's estate, but once they get to know her, they can't bring themselves to do it.
Runtime: 106 min.
Directed by: Jim O'Connolly
As: Sidney Bung
The sinister Dr Watt has an evil scheme going. He's kidnapping beautiful young women and turning them into mannequins to sell to local stores. Fortunately for Dr Watt, Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, and he doesn't have a clue! In this send up of the Hammer Horror movies, there are send-ups of all the horror greats from Frankenstein to Dr Jekyl and Mr Hyde.
Runtime: 97 min.
Directed by: Gerald Thomas
As: Joey Boy Thompson
While posters urge austerity and vigilance in wartime Britain, 'Joey Boy' Thompson has never had it better. In a cellar beneath his East London fish shop, a gambling club thrives – and austerity provides a nice black-market sideline. But the dolce vita crumbles when police arrive in a lightning raid, and offer Joey and his fellow reprobates a stark choice: sign up for active service, or ...
Runtime: 91 min.
Directed by: Frank Launder
As: Percy Winthram
Percy Winthram is a naive young man who still lives at home with his mum. In London for the Cup Final with his friends, he finds himself in a Soho strip club, where he meets blonde hostess Cyrenne. Accepting a bet from friend Ginger, he accompanies Cyrenne back to her flat, and a boast-worthy night of lust seems to be on the cards; however, drained of beer and bravado, Percy's innocence and vulnerability ...
Runtime: 96 min.
Directed by: Muriel Box
As: Hemel Pike
After a lock-keeper entrusts his daughter to a canal Casanova, he is shocked to learn that she is pregnant. He then refuses to open his locks - causing barges to pile up in every direction until the guilty party confesses.
Runtime: 102 min.
Directed by: Duncan Wood
As: James Ryder
The "Ladies Who Do" are office cleaners. One of them discovers some hot stock tips and they make a fortune. They then make good use of it to save their old neighbourhoods from the wicked developer.
Runtime: 85 min.
Directed by: C.M. Pennington-Richards
Unemployed East End lad Alf Hitchens has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend Marilyn and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. Cheerful pop musical with a working-class background which uses a number of genuine London locations.
Runtime: 88 min.
Directed by: Michael Carreras
After he is orphaned by an air raid on Port Said during the Suez Crisis, a young boy attempts to go by himself from the Suez Canal to Durban in South Africa where his nearest relative, Aunt Jane, lives. On the way he meets a variety of different people who help or hinder his journey - including an ageing diamond smuggler.
Runtime: 128 min.
Directed by: Alexander Mackendrick
A gang of jewel thieves rob a house which has just become empty following the recent death of it's rich lady owner. The robbery is not a complete success and one of the gang hides the jewels in the house as he's about to be captured. Later the house is put up for sale and events lead the estate agent to conclude that the jewels may still be there.
Runtime: 58 min.
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Mitchell is a rich American businessman whose son is kidnapped in England. Naturally, there's a huge ransom demand, but Scotland Yard tells Mitchell to butt out.
Runtime: 68 min.
Directed by: Terry Bishop
Augie comes out of prison and finds his old vice racket has been taken over by the sinister Harry H Corbett (Gollar). So he dreams up a new scam
Runtime: 92 min.
Directed by: John Lemont
As: Inspector Bruce
A young woman going to her wedding is waiting for her fiancée, a hood in custody, who is allowed by the police to go to his wedding.
Runtime: 58 min.
Directed by: Clive Donner
As: The Man
A madman is on the loose... killing fashion models that appear on the cover of magazines. The police start a manhunt in an attempt to capture the killer.
Runtime: 61 min.
Directed by: Terry Bishop