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    • square bear
    • By square bear 7th Oct 17, 1:15 PM
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    Will Hay
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    Will Hay 7th Oct 17 at 1:15 PM
    Does anyone on here enjoy watching the films of the 1930's actor Will Hay?

    Around the early 80's BBC2 used to show a lot of classic 30's and 40's films and so I got to know of him from then.
    Also, they would show films of Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy too.
    Apart from the Talking Pictures channel on Freeview there's not much of these sorts of films on TV anymore.Unless you buy DVD's of course.
    Last edited by square bear; 08-10-2017 at 8:50 AM.
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    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 7th Oct 17, 2:36 PM
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    • Mista_C
    • By Mista_C 7th Oct 17, 3:43 PM
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    Does anyone on here enjoy watching the films of the 1930's actor Will Hay?

    Around the early 80's BBC2 used to show a lot of classic 30's and 40's films and so I got to know of him at from then.
    Also, they would show films of Harold Lloyd, Laurel and Hardy too.
    Apart from the Talking Pictures channel on Freeview there's not much of these sorts of films on TV anymore.Unless you buy DVD's of course.
    Originally posted by square bear
    I spent a block of time off school due to an illness when I was younger. My Dad introduced me to Will Hay, Harold Lloyd and Laurel & Hardy on BBC2. My favourite was Harold Lloyd back then.

    I recently introduced my autistic Daughter to L&H via some DVDs being sold off cheap at a local store and she loves them.

    The best part is a lot of these old films have reached an age where their copyrights have expired and are available to watch legally online. I found some on archive.org a while back.
    • Fruitcake
    • By Fruitcake 7th Oct 17, 4:10 PM
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    Originally posted by jack_pott
    That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the OP.

    That and the scene on the windmill.
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    • Jackmydad
    • By Jackmydad 7th Oct 17, 4:40 PM
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    I haven't seen them for years. They had a run of them on TV in the late 60s or early 70s. I thought they were quite funny then.
    I liked his two sidekicks too.
    Graham Moffatt, the round faced younger one, and Moore Marriott the "old man". ( I had to look their names up)
    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 8th Oct 17, 12:12 AM
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    That's the first thing I thought of when I saw the OP.

    That and the scene on the windmill.
    Originally posted by Fruitcake
    And the one where he picks the crushed pocket watch off the rail: "It's stopped!"
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    • square bear
    • By square bear 8th Oct 17, 8:43 AM
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    I haven't seen them for years. They had a run of them on TV in the late 60s or early 70s. I thought they were quite funny then.
    I liked his two sidekicks too.
    Graham Moffatt, the round faced younger one, and Moore Marriott the "old man". ( I had to look their names up)
    Originally posted by Jackmydad

    Here you go, 'Ask a Policeman'. My personal favourite:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZEn1OrQI7Q
    Last edited by square bear; 08-10-2017 at 8:57 AM.
    • Biker*Chick
    • By Biker*Chick 9th Oct 17, 12:04 AM
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    Yes!

    One of my all-time favourite film clips was from Will Hay's fabulous Ask A Policeman



    Like posters above, Harold Lloyd, Laurel & Hardy, the Basil Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films, and the wonderful Margaret Rutherford as Miss Marple were part of the fondest childhood memories I had from the 1970's-80's.
    Contessa Biker*Chick of the Alphabetty thread

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    • square bear
    • By square bear 9th Oct 17, 8:21 AM
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    Thank you Biker *Chick.
    That's probably one of the best scenes of all his films.

    There are lots of facts about Will and his life which is relatively unknown unless you are a fan.
    For example, in real life he had a full head of hair and would sometimes shave the bald patch for the part.
    Also, he gave Amy Johnson flying lessons.
    For more about Will, his life and films take a look at the Facebook page
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/willhay/
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