Never Say Die (1988)

In this New Zealand action comedy, Temuera Morrison plays a journalist who fears for his life and goes on the run, together with his wife. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It (1941)

The third and final film in the Hornleigh series might also be its weakest. Like a number of similar British films from the era, it tries to mix its previous core elements with a plot about German spies; which could potentially be done successfully, but in this case does not really work. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

The second film in the Inspector Hornleigh franchise sees our hero enjoying a miserable rainy holiday in Brighton, which luckily is interrupted by a mysterious death. This film feels slightly more entertaining than the first one, but again it is the two main actors, Gordon Harker and Alastair Sim, who have to carry this film. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Inspector Hornleigh (1939)

The first of the three Inspector Hornleigh films is mildly entertaining, but nothing special. It lives almost exclusively off the actors in the two central roles: Gordon Harker and Alastair Sim. +++ +++ +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Carry On Constable (1960)

The fourth film in the Carry On franchise is closer to Carry on Sergeant than the other two early films. Just as Erik Barker’s character in that first film had his work cut out trying to teach a bunch of National Service recruits a bit of halfway decent soldiering, Sidney James’s character in Carry On Constable has to try and police his district with only a handful of police academy volunteers. And all this with a gang of robbers on the run. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Topper Returns (1941)

Cosmo Topper is back, and so is his uncanny propensity to attract ghosts.
This third and final film gets away from the original books and takes the franchise genre-wise in an entirely new direction: a haunted house murder-mystery case. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Country Gentlemen (1936)

A minor outing for comedy duo Olsen & Johnson, produced by Republic Pictures. It is a con-men story featuring very few convincing cons, and even less convincing con-men. While at times charming and mildly entertaining, this is a film you can easily skip. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

The Out-of-Towners (1970)

Considering this film stars Jack Lemmon and is highly-rated, I found The Out-of-Towners to be a disappointment. Nothing clicks here, at least not for me. +++ +++ [but you are free to click on the title to read my review]

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