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  1. The Inheritance, which I saw in March at the Young Vic, has transferred to the West End. It opened a few days ago. Here are a couple of the reviews from the re-opened production, at the Noël Coward Theatre: "Stop the clocks; the race is won. Here is the play of this year and last year and quite possibly next year as well. Matthew Lopez's two-part, seven-hour epic takes EM Forster’s classic 1910 novel Howards End and transposes its ever-relevant themes of wealth, family and belonging to the lives and loves of a group of busy, chattering, cultured gay men in New York in the 21st century. This is a work of rare grace, truth and beauty and is undoubtedly this century’s answer to Angels in America — and then some." https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/the-inheritance-noel-coward-review-a3961826.html "It's as beautiful as it is harrowing, as searingly sad as it is rambunctiously funny, as intellectually rigorous as it is joyously accessible, and as thrillingly entertaining as it is deadly serious." https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/the-inheritance-noel-coward-theatre-west-end_47807.html
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    Double Feature

    Make Mine Mink (more Athene Seyler) Night of the Demon (still more Athene Seyler)
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "My Old Kentucky Home" sung by Ernest Whitman, Clarence Muse, Elzie Emanuel, and others (The Sun Shines Bright) Next: Sung while getting dressed
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "My Old Kentucky Home" (Harmony Lane) Next: Sung in a parade
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    British comedies

    I hope to be in London on that date but will set the DVR!
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    Supporting Ladies only please

    Mia Farrow was in Radio Days with Kitty Carlisle.
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    British comedies

    Topbilled mentioned George Formby. I haven't seen his films, but I've listened to his recordings for quite some time. I particularly like "He knew what to do with his gas mask" and the very politically incorrect "Mr. Wu's an air raid warden." "He'll flash his torch into the dark, and the girls all cover their laundry mark..." Regarding British comedies, I love most of them, particularly Make Mine Mink and the Carry On films. And I love the Gracie Fields films. TCM need to do a series of them, starting with Sally in Our Alley.
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    cry of the werewolf (1944)

    I sort of liked it. It hasn't got the action of some other horror films, but I found enough to enjoy. However, I thought it was going to be like She-Wolf of London, meaning I thought that Nina Foch was just being brainwashed by Blanche Yurka; and that Blanche Yurka would be the werewolf. But no.
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    The First Film That Comes to Mind...

    Anthony Adverse (Luis Alberni as Tony Guissseppi quits his job when he wins the lottery) Next: Doing laundry at the river
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    Double Feature

    The Matchmaker (another play/movie made into a '60s Broadway musical) Next: Blithe Spirit (another play/movie made into a '60s Broadway musical)
  11. Many odd horror films came out of Europe in the 1970s. I'm a fan of Graveyard of Horror (aka The Butcher of Binbrook, among many other titles), a 1971 Spanish film. It has a disjointed creepiness that I find unique and effective; and it has a great musical theme. Here's the trailer (dubbed in English) with the music: I like the Psychotronic Encyclopedia's description of the film: "A man cares for his hairy ghoul brother by tending his grave and feeding him fresh corpses. A strange feature best viewed at 5:30 am on television."
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    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "When This Lousy War Is Over" (Oh! What a Lovely War) Next: Song mentioning knives or guns
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    The Men Have It

    H.B. Warner was in Topper Returns with Eddie "Rochester" Anderson.
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    I Just Watched...

    I knew Graham Curnow. Lovely man. He was the partner of Victor Spinetti. I have an amusing story about Graham which I will PM you sometime, Lawrence.
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    The Men Have It

    Porter Hall was in Murder, He Says with Peter Whitney.

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