Posted by: offmotorway | November 16, 2011

London on Film – ‘Saloon Bar’

'Saloon Bar'

‘Saloon Bar’ is screening as a Christmas treat at the BFI Southbank.  It is a 1940 comedy whodunnit from Ealing Studios, set entirely inside a pub.  It’s Christmas, but the regulars have other things on their minds: can they save an innocent man – another of the regulars, from the gallows in the morning.  It’s a lot to achieve before closing time!

There’s smart dialogue and excellent performances from a selection of wonderful character actors (Gordon Harker, Mervyn Johns, Elizabeth Allan, Joyce Barbour), all directed by Walter Forde.  Watch out for a young Roddy McDowall amongst a troupe of carol singers!

‘Saloon Bar’
6.30pm, Weds 21st December
BFI Southbank

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