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Noticed a great favourite of mine turned up Friday afternoon on Talking Pictures TV, didn't see it, but it's on again 6pm Sunday.

"Treasure Hunt", with JImmy Edwards and Martita Hunt, it may well have been on at some point over the years, but I'm sure I haven't seen it since those rainy Sunday Afternoons, a lifetime ago.

Are there any others that seemed to have vanished without trace..?, I can think of the Arthur Askey film "Ramsbottom Rides Again", which I would like to see, and another AWOL feature that springs to mind is "Where's That Fire".
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Quiet Wedding (1941) seems to have vanished without a trace.

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"Where's that Fire" is on DVD.

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DavidAbsalom wrote:Quiet Wedding (1941) seems to have vanished without a trace.
Seems to be available, as is Ramsbottom?
Although I may be looking at bootlegs here, sometimes it's hard to tell, but I wouldn't pay money for that.
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Spiny Norman wrote:
DavidAbsalom wrote:Quiet Wedding (1941) seems to have vanished without a trace.
Seems to be available, as is Ramsbottom?
Although I may be looking at bootlegs here, sometimes it's hard to tell, but I wouldn't pay money for that.
Both bootlegs, I'm afraid, wouldn't want to touch them myself.

Would love a "Treasure Hunt" DVD release, and also "Never Mind The Quality Feel The Width", which can't have been seen since the 80's, I would think.
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"Never Mind The Quality Feel The Width" is available from, I think, Network.
I certainly have a copy. Some missing, I believe.

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Yes, I have that set of the TV episodes, but It was the feature film I was referring to, which is also very good.

One of the few Film adaptations of a TV comedy series yet to be released, would go very nicely with the TV series set.
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DavidAbsalom wrote:Quiet Wedding (1941) seems to have vanished without a trace.
Glad I'm not the only one who has noticed that. It's a really well regarded movie. Halliwell lists it as one of the 1000 Greatest Movies Ever. But,I don't recall seeing it on television since the 1980s. Likewise,it doesn't appear to have had a commercial release of any sort. Interestingly,Network have released the sequel Quiet Weekend and the remake Happy is the Bride. But,no sign of the superior original.

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Mark wrote:Yes, I have that set of the TV episodes, but It was the feature film I was referring to, which is also very good.

One of the few Film adaptations of a TV comedy series yet to be released, would go very nicely with the TV series set.
Can't imagine a Film adaptation being 'very good'. Something to look out for.

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brigham wrote:
Mark wrote:Yes, I have that set of the TV episodes, but It was the feature film I was referring to, which is also very good.

One of the few Film adaptations of a TV comedy series yet to be released, would go very nicely with the TV series set.
Can't imagine a Film adaptation being 'very good'. Something to look out for.
Well, they did vary in quality, I suppose they could never reach the dizzy heights of the originals, but some were better than others.

My personal favourite was "Please Sir!", which I think really did do justice to the TV series, and at the other end "Rising Damp", still good, but lacked the atmosphere of the TV version.

"Never Mind" Is a good one, with a great cast including Yootha Joyce and Wendy King.
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The main trouble with some of these spin off films is that they take the action out of the studio and loose the more intimate feeling of the series and the need for an expanded story-line. My favourite is "The Lovers".

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Yes, "The Lovers" is another one that works very well.

I may be in a minority, but I have always enjoyed the "Are You Being Served" film, based on the stage play, and one of the rare occasions a film version was almost entirely confined to the studios, I agree it does make a difference.
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