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 Posted:   Oct 14, 2020 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Dink from Goldfinger, and the golden girl in the title credits.

 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

IN A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, Margaret Nolan played the woman who is found in the company of Paul's grandfather (Wilfred Brambell) at a casino.

Margaret Nolan and Wilfred Brambell in A HARD DAY'S NIGHT

Richard Lester directed this 1964 film, the first starring The Beatles. George Martin was the musical director, and providing incidental background music around the group's songs.

 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 1:25 PM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

Best looking body in the Bond franchise to date.


 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

While on the trail of “Auric GOLDFINGER” (Gert Fröbe), one of the wealthiest and most evil men in the world, “James Bond” (Sean Connery) meets Goldfinger at a Miami hotel and learns Goldfinger's method of cheating in high stake card games. Margaret Nolan played the role of “Dink,” Bond's masseuse, in the film.

Margaret Nolan and Sean Connery in GOLDFINGER

Nolan was also painted gold and wore a gold bikini for Robert Brownjohn's title-sequence, advertisements, and soundtrack cover for the film, not Shirley Eaton as in the narrative of the film. This led to photographs in Playboy magazine's “James Bond's Girls” edition of November 1965.

During the opening titles sequence, all excerpts are scenes from GOLDFINGER except some footage from the FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963) helicopter chase sequence and the Crab Key explosion from DR. NO (1962). All of these scenes in the opening titles are projected onto the gilded body of Nolan. The title design was inspired by seeing light projecting on people's bodies as they got up and left a theater. Nolan’s appearance in this sequence is longer than Shirley Eaton appears in the film, and she wears a blue bikini (also featured on the soundtrack cover) which Eaton does not wear in her scenes.

In 2012, Nolan gave her first interview concerning her experiences as the model. Asked if the imagery liberates or celebrates womanhood, Nolan responded that:

“It does celebrate the physical form. If I'd been nude it might have been about liberation because up to that point you wouldn't have seen a nude woman in a publicly visible thing like that. I could have been very pretentious and said this is liberating. But because I was dressed-up anyway I didn't get that sense.”

Guy Hamilton directed this third James Bond feature. John Barry’s score was released on a United Artists LP, which was first re-issued on CD by EMI in 1988. An expanded version was released by Capitol/EMI in 2003.

 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 3:50 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY, Margaret Nolan had a small role as “Norah.” Jeremy Summers directed the 1964 film, which was one of the first of the British band films to follow in the wake of A HARD DAY’S NIGHT.

In this case, the band was Gerry & the Pacemakers. As with The Beatles’ film, George Martin acted as music director and scored the film around the band’s songs. But only songs appeared on the United Artists soundtrack LP, which has never been re-issued on CD.

 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Margaret Nolan made her first appearance in the “Carry On” series of films with 1965’s CARRY ON COWBOY. She had a small role as “Miss Jones” in the film.

Gerald Thomas directed this rare attempt at a British western, let alone a comic one. (The film is set in the American West.) Eric Rogers provided the score.

 Posted:   Oct 15, 2020 - 11:47 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

For producer Ray Stark and Seven Arts Productions, Arthur Hiller directed the 1965 romantic comedy PROMISE HER ANYTHING. As the film opens, widowed "Michele O'Brien" (Leslie Caron) moves into a Greenwich Village apartment with her infant son, "John Thomas" (Michael Bradley). Her neighbor is "Harley Rummel" (Warren Beatty), who wants to make art films but supports himself by making burlesque movies.

Though set in Greenwich Village, except for some second unit shots, the picture was filmed at Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. Margaret Nolan had a small part as a “Mail-Order Film Girl.”

John Barry's score for the film was rejected, and replaced by one by Lyn Murray. Murray's score was released on a Kapp Records LP, but it has never been re-issued on CD.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 1:18 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Margaret Nolan had a bit part as a “Girl at an Inn” in 1968’s WITCHFINDER GENERAL. In the film, a young soldier (Ian Ogilvy) seeks to put an end to the evils caused by a vicious witch-hunter (Vincent Price) when the latter terrorizes his fiancée (Hilary Heath) and kills her uncle.

Michael Reeves directed the film, his last before his untimely death in 1969 at the age of 25. American International Pictures co-produced the film with Tony Tenser’s Tigon British Film Productions. Paul Ferris’ score was released by De Wolfe Music in 2013.

When AIP released the film in the U.S., they decided to hedge their bets and market the Vincent Price film in a manner that had proved successful for them in the past. They appended some quotes to the beginning and ending of the film from a poem that otherwise had nothing to do with the film’s story, and with a quick title change, the film became “Edgar Allan Poe’s THE CONQUEROR WORM”.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Rameau   (Member)

That fight scene with Barbara Windsor & Margaret Nolan in Carry On Girls, with Barbara trying to pull off Margaret's bra, is one of the great moments of cinema smile

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Walter Shenson, who had produced A HARD DAY’S NIGHT, hired Margaret Nolan again for a supporting role in DON’T RAISE THE BRIDGE, LOWER THE RIVER. In the film, an American (Jerry Lewis) plans to bilk the British out of some considerable money with the help of an English con artist (Terry-Thomas). Michael Bates played dentist “Dr. Spink” in the film, and Margaret Nolan played Spink’s nurse.

Jerry Paris directed this 1968 comedy, which was shot on location in London. David Whitaker’s score has not had a release.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In his 1969 film CAN HEIRONYMOUS MERKIN EVER FORGET MERCY HUMPPE AND FIND TRUE HAPPINESS?, Anthony Newley played the autobiographical title role of Merkin, an internationally successful singer approaching middle age who retells his life story in a series of production numbers on a seashore in front of his two toddlers (played by Newley's actual children Tara and Alexander) and aged mother. Merkin focuses on his promiscuous relationships with women, particularly "Polyester Poontang" (played by Newley's wife Joan Collins) and the adolescent "Mercy Humppe" (Playboy centerfold Connie Kreski).

Merkin is constantly surrounded by a Satan-like procurer, "Goodtime Eddie Filth" (Milton Berle), and an angelic "Presence" (George Jessel) who interrupts Merkin's biography with cryptic Borscht Belt-level jokes to denote births and deaths in Merkin's life. Newley periodically steps out of character to complain about his 'Merkin' role with an unseen director (voiced by Newley), two screenwriters, the film's producers and a trio of blasé movie critics who are turned off by the story's eroticism and lack of plot.

Margaret Nolan had a small role in the film as “Little Assistance.” At one point in the film Eddie Filth hosts a Satanic ceremony, dressed in a red cloak and hovering over one of the film’s many naked blondes. Berle materializes Nolan and various men’s magazines. “She has a very small mind,” Berle admits, and as the camera focuses on her breasts, he adds, “but the rest of her is very intelligent.”

In 1970, Newley and his co-writer Herman Raucher won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best British Original Screenplay. The film's original music was written by Newley with lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer (“Les Misérables”). The film was controversial because it was X-rated in its original release, meaning many newspapers in the U.S. would not take advertising for it. Joan Collins later cited the film as contributing to her divorce from Newley.

The film's soundtrack was released on a Kapp LP, but it has not been reissued on CD, and the film has not been legitimately made available on any home video format.

In 1983, the film was edited and re-released with an [R] rating.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 12:41 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In the 1969 television movie RUN A CROOKED MILE, "Richard Stuart" (Louis Jourdan) is a tutor who stumbles onto a murder in a remote English mansion. When he comes back with the law, the body is gone and he is ridiculed. Certain he isn’t mad, he returns to London and hires a private detective, Stanley Holloway. Shortly after that he discovers a key to a room in the mansion, and is knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, he finds he is on the Cote d’Azur, and his name is "Tony Sutton," a wealthy playboy who took a blow to the head while playing polo. He’s married to the beautiful American heiress "Elizabeth Sutton" (Mary Tyler Moore) and he has lost five years of his life.

Margaret Nolan had a bit part in the film as a secretary. Gene Levitt directed this thriller, which was filmed in London and Switzerland. The unreleased score was by Mike Leander.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The Carry On gang took on the House of Tudor in 1971’s CARRY ON HENRY. King Henry VIII (Sidney James) has a rough and ready encounter in a barn with a “Buxom Lass” (Margaret Nolan) in a scene that is often cut for television showings of the film.

Margaret Nolan in CARRY ON HENRY

Gerald Thomas directed the 1971 film. Eric Rogers provided the score.

When American International Pictures brought the film to the U.S. in 1972, they added “VIII” to the advertised title, so that American audiences would know what “Henry” was being referred to in the title.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

CARRY ON AT YOUR CONVENIENCE takes place at a lavatory factory owned by “W.C. Boggs” (Kenneth Williams), assisted by “Sid Plummer” (Sid James). The factory is having problems with workers constantly calling strikes, most started by “Vic Spanner” (Kenneth Cope). His co-workers, including “Chloë Moore” (Joan Sims) and “Bernie Hulke” (Bernard Bresslaw), are getting fed up with him. Meanwhile “Charles Coote” (Charles Hawtrey) is keeping up work and has invented a bidet, and W.C.'s son “Lewis” (Richard O'Callaghan) has secured large orders for it, but of course Vic is going to cause another strike out of this. Margaret Nolan has a supporting role as “Popsy.”

Bernard Bresslaw and Margaret Nolan in CARRY ON AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

Gerald Thomas directed the 1971 film, which did not get a U.S. theatrical release. Eric Rogers provided the score.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 3:55 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In CARRY ON MATRON, a gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but everything doesn't go according to plan.

Margaret Nolan appears in a single scene in which she tells Terry Scott as “Dr. Prodd” that despite her concerns about her 88-year-old husband's ability to conceive, she is now pregnant. Nolan had written a letter to director Gerald Thomas stating that she would be happy to work with him again in a Carry On film and was offered the part in a response two weeks later.

Margaret Nolan in CARRY ON MATRON

Eric Rogers provided the score for the 1972 film, which did not receive a U.S. theatrical release.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 3:57 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

before her feature film career she appeared nude in a few black and white short films directed by Harrison Marks, as did Molly Peters.

 Posted:   Oct 16, 2020 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Based on the play by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott, NO SEX PLEASE – WE’RE BRITISH is about a parcel of pornography intended for adult bookstore owner “Pete” (John Bindon) being delivered by mistake by his supplier to the local Barclays Bank. His supplier “Nico” (Stephen Greif) has mixed up the two addresses. The bank’s assistant manager “David Hunter” (Ian Ogilvy) and “Penny Hunter” (Susan Penhaligon) are shocked when photos, films and then two girls (Valerie Leon and Margaret Nolan) are sent to them in the bank’s flat. David, Penny, and David’s friend “Brian” (Ronnie Corbett) have trouble getting rid of the porn without letting their boss “Mr. Bromley” (Arthur Lowe), “Inspector Paul” (David Swift), and David’s mother “Bertha” (Beryl Reid) know what’s up.

Michael Bates, Valerie Leon, and Margaret Nolan in NO SEX PLEASE – WE’RE BRITISH

Cliff Owen directed the 1973 film, which was not released in the U.S. until 1979. Eric Rogers provided the unreleased score.

 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The seaside town of Fircombe is not doing well, and Councilor “Sidney Fiddler” (Sid James) wants to stage a beauty contest in order to bring in more visitors, in CARRY ON GIRLS. The trouble is that Councilor “Augusta Prodworthy” (June Whitfield) is in opposition, and so Fiddler has to resort to underhand methods to get his way, something his longtime girlfriend “Connie Philpotts” (Joan Sims) is less than thrilled at because she doesn't trust Fiddler with a bevy of beauties. But when Prodworthy learns of what Fiddler is up to, she does everything she can to ruin things for him.

Margaret Nolan plays one of the contestants, “Dawn Brakes.” Four policemen were used to protect the shooting of Nolan's nude scene with Robin Askwith on Brighton beach, which was the first scene on location. Nolan was reportedly paid £600 for her work in this film.

Margaret Nolan in CARRY ON GIRLS

The film marked a slightly more risqué turn for the Carry On films with more nudity and openly sexual jokes than previous films. Discreet cuts by the BBFC (mainly to saucy dialogue and the hotel fight sequence between bikini-clad contestants played by Barbara Windsor and Margaret Nolan) enabled the film to gain the more commercially acceptable A certificate (open to families) than the more restrictive AA certificate, barring entry to those under fourteen.

Gerald Thomas and Eric Rogers did their usual directing and scoring chores, respectively. The film did not get a U.S. theatrical release.

 Posted:   Oct 17, 2020 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

In CARRY ON DICK, legendary robber Dick Turpin (Sidney James) is terrorizing the countryside around Upper Dencher. “Captain Fancey” (Kenneth Williams) and “Sergeant Jock Strapp” (Jack Douglas) plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the “Reverend Flasher” (also Sidney James). Little do they know that the priest leads a double life. Then “Madame Desiree” (Joan Sims) and her "Birds of Paradise" arrive in the village...

Bernard Bresslaw insisted on a closed set for the scene where his character, “Sir Roger Daley”, is stripped of his clothes and possessions. In the script, it was necessary for Sir Roger and “Lady Daley,” played by Margaret Nolan, to be naked, apart from a hat covering their private parts. Other cast members took photographs of Bresslaw as a practical joke in order to poke fun at his insistence on the set being closed to most crew.

Bernard Bresslaw and Margaret Nolan in CARRY ON DICK

Gerald Thomas and Eric Rogers did their usual directing and scoring chores, respectively. It’s unclear as to whether the film got a U.S. theatrical release.

 Posted:   Oct 18, 2020 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

CARRY ON DICK was the sixth and last Carry On film for Margaret Nolan. It was also her last theatrical feature for a dozen years until she appeared as a waitress in 1986’s SKY BANDITS. Following that, she retired from film acting, until returning in 2011 for one last featured role in the small independent British film THE POWER OF THREE.

Margaret Nolan’s film roles may have been small ones, but she always made an impression on audiences. Farewell, Margaret.

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