Top films at the Electric Cinema

28th August 1970, ‘Kensington Post’ page 35


ON WEDNESDAYS and Thursdays in September the Electric Cinema Club. Portobello Road will feature classic British films, ancient and modern.

The films to be shown:

September 2: OH MR. PORTER (1937) The classic Will Hay comedy.

September 9: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP 11943) directed by Michael Powell. Up to then the most expensive film made in Britain (it cost £1 million pounds).

September 4: THE LADY VANISHES (1938) The classic Hitchcock comedy thriller with Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in his first film role.

September 10: ACCIDENT (1967) directed by Joseph Losey, American. Starring Dirk Bogarde and Stanley Baker.

September 16: BRIGHTON ROCK 11947) directed by Roy Boulting. The violent world of petty crooks in post-war Brighton was powerfully hinted from a script by Grahame Greene and Terrence Rattigan. Richard Attenborough contributed a memorable study of perverted evil as Pinkie.

September 17: THE LADY KILLERS (1955) directed by Alexander Mackendrick. One of the last of the famous Ealing comedies, and one of the funniest. Starring Alec Guinness, Herbert Lom, Peter Sellers and Katie Johnson.

September 23: LONELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER (1962) directed by Tony Richardson, with Tom Courtenay and Michael Redgrave. One of the “new wave” British films of the early ‘sixties from the novel by Alan Sillitoe.

September 24: HOW I WON THE WAR (1967) directed by Richard Lester. Little shown anti-war satire by a very original director.