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The Blockhouse
(1973)

The great lost performance
This film could have been a masterpiece as the cast was great and the story was moving.Peter Sellers gives an excellent performance, in one of his most dramatic roles, but the film was hampered by the bad sound (mostly).What's more, its direction didn't help much and it is sad that great performances of most of the actors, remained, for many years,lost and forgotten.

I guess its grade should be 3 stars.

A Show Called Fred
(1956)

Goons On TV !!!
Well, this is a piece of history-and what history! Comedy would have never been the same, if it wasn't for the Goons! These "Fred" shows, were the attempts to pass the "Goonery" on TV and the result is hilarious! Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers, along with Graham Stark, Kenneth Connor, Valentine Dyall, Max Geldray and others, join forces with Dick Lester (the famous director, who did, amongst others the "Running, Jumping, Standing Still Film" and the Beatles' "A Hard day's Night")and create sheer magic! Sight gags, lines you wouldn't...believe, anarchy and chaotic humour of gigantic proportions! It's a shame TV in these days was at its first steps and even more shame these wonderful shows aren't available on VHS or DVD yet! I must also add here that "Python's" fans would adore "A Show Called Fred", which deeply inspired "Pythons" in creating " flying Circus" many years later. These shows were made for Associated Redifusion Television".

Mr. Topaze
(1961)

Peter Sellers' forgotten film
A few know that Peter Sellers once-apart from starring-directed a film! This was "Mr.Topaze" or "I Like money"(as it was screened by that name in the US). Actually, it is not a masterpiece, but not a poor film too, as the reviews of its time claimed. Peter plays a naive teacher, a man of spirit who is corrupted by money and power. What is very interesting is that the film has quite many "serious" moments and Peter depicts the teacher with accuracy. What's more, the film's finale isn't comic at all. Pity this film was never released on VHS on DVD(but it is never too late, is it?)!

The Blockhouse
(1973)

The great lost performance
This film could have been a masterpiece as the cast was great and the story was moving.Peter Sellers gives an excellent performance, in one of his most dramatic roles, but the film was hampered by the bad sound (mostly).What's more, its direction didn't help much and it is sad that great performances of most of the actors, remained, for many years,lost and forgotten.

I guess its grade should be 3 stars.

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