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 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 2:54 AM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 5:37 AM   
 By:   Angelillo   (Member)

Never sign any official document in a rush...

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

If he had a moustache I'd call him Adam.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2014 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

"When he came to her room at night was it to kiss or kill?"
.....and could he even FIND her room at night in the dense fog?

smile

 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2014 - 4:12 AM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

Footsteps In The Fog. 1955. Stewart Granger & Jean Simmons.

Excellent Victorian murder mystery I saw just last year on DVD

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2014 - 5:01 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Well, thats stuffed that one.
It waz on the tip of my tongue...!

 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 3:28 AM   
 By:   Chickenhearted   (Member)

Never sign any official document in a rush...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 3:52 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

It's a film I'd like to see should I ever catch it in the TV schedules ...

I have two themes, by composer/conductor Benjamin Frankel, from the score, performed by Wally Stott (Angela Morley) from 1956: A Kid for Two Farthings and The Lily Watkins Melody but have no idea how accurate a representation they are. This was a 45rpm single release.

From the compilation album Spellbound ... the album includes another track with this film's title which is an amusing piece but I doubt it has anything to do with the film (composer: Bert Weedon).

Mitch

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 27, 2014 - 8:19 AM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)


.....I have two themes, by composer/conductor Benjamin Frankel, from the score, performed by Wally Stott (Angela Morley) from 1956: A Kid for Two Farthings and The Lily Watkins Melody but have no idea how accurate a representation they are. This was a 45rpm single release.....

Interesting. I've never seen this 45 disc.

I assume the "Kid for Two Farthings" side is from Frankel's score for A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS in 1955, however.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

.....I have two themes, by composer/conductor Benjamin Frankel, from the score, performed by Wally Stott (Angela Morley) from 1956: A Kid for Two Farthings and The Lily Watkins Melody but have no idea how accurate a representation they are. This was a 45rpm single release.....

Interesting. I've never seen this 45 disc.

I assume the "Kid for Two Farthings" side is from Frankel's score for A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS in 1955, however.


Ah, thank you! I don't know why I made the assumption that the first title was from the same score ... other than that I've never heard of the film.

My database is now corrected - thanks again.

Mitch

Edit: it looks as if it was a 78rpm release - e.g.: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALLY-STOTT-A-KID-FOR-TWO-FARTHINGS-THE-LILY-WATKINS-MELODY-EX-/370955303416 so sorry for that inaccurate statement, too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2014 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

.....Edit: it looks as if it was a 78rpm release - e.g.: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALLY-STOTT-A-KID-FOR-TWO-FARTHINGS-THE-LILY-WATKINS-MELODY-EX-/370955303416 so sorry for that inaccurate statement, too.....


Mitch.....I don't know how the releases went in England in this period, but in the US, during the changeover period from 78's to 45's in the early-mid '50s, it was often possible to have the same recording released in both formats. I assume this was done to expand the possibilities for sales whatever format the customer had.

I can't recall ever having seen this recording in the US at all, however, and I think A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS, though it was a major English film in Technicolor, directed by Carol Reed, starring Celia Johnson and Diana Dors---never had much of an extensive US release, so very few people knew it here at that time. FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG was far more known, considering that it was released by Columbia and starred performers like Granger and Simmons who were very popular in the US at that time. Still, by this time, costume dramas were becoming a more difficult "sell" and I don't think FOG (or KID) did topflight business in the US.

It's always nice to hear about a recording rarity, however, and now I'll have to start looking for a copy of this for my collection! (.....Veteran collectors are sick puppies!smile )

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 31, 2014 - 2:07 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

.....Edit: it looks as if it was a 78rpm release - e.g.: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WALLY-STOTT-A-KID-FOR-TWO-FARTHINGS-THE-LILY-WATKINS-MELODY-EX-/370955303416 so sorry for that inaccurate statement, too.....


Mitch.....I don't know how the releases went in England in this period, but in the US, during the changeover period from 78's to 45's in the early-mid '50s, it was often possible to have the same recording released in both formats. I assume this was done to expand the possibilities for sales whatever format the customer had.

I can't recall ever having seen this recording in the US at all, however, and I think A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS, though it was a major English film in Technicolor, directed by Carol Reed, starring Celia Johnson and Diana Dors---never had much of an extensive US release, so very few people knew it here at that time. FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG was far more known, considering that it was released by Columbia and starred performers like Granger and Simmons who were very popular in the US at that time. Still, by this time, costume dramas were becoming a more difficult "sell" and I don't think FOG (or KID) did topflight business in the US.

It's always nice to hear about a recording rarity, however, and now I'll have to start looking for a copy of this for my collection! (.....Veteran collectors are sick puppies!smile )


Ha! I take it that the CD compilation to which I refer would not suffice ... smile

Growing up in the 1960's I do recall a few 78rpms. Our first - maybe second, too - record player (i.e. Turntable) had that speed but I don't think my family ever owned any. I probably got to handle a few 78rpms at relatives' houses and maybe the odd junk fair.

As for the two films under discussion, my parents had no taste for British films generally and I grew up on a diet of Hollywood. I think that I looked up the film Footsteps ... when I got the Wally Stott CD because of the other (non-related) melody by Bert Weedon and with its neighbouring track having the same composer (Frankel) I jumped - wrongly - to the conclusion that both themes were from this film.

Thank you for the info.

Mitch

 
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