Somewhere in England on DVD
First-ever UK DVD Release! No of discs: 1. Black and White. Year: 1940. Comedy. Running Time: approx 75 mins.
Director: John E. Blakeley.
Cast: Frank Randle, Harry Korris, Winki Turner, Dan Young, Harry Kemble, Robbie Vincent, John Singer, Sydney Moncton, Stanley King, The 8 Master Singers and Percival Mackey & His Orchestra.
Extra: Funny Up North – a history of Northern Comedy with Mike Blakely.
The first in the ‘Somewhere’ series staring northern entertainer Frank Randle. In a North of England training camp, lovestruck Corporal Kenyon (Harry Kemble) is framed and demoted in rank by a rival in love for the affections of the Adjutant’s daughter. Four friends rally round to help clear the Corporal’s name. Frank Randle was a Lancastrian comedian who toured the north of England. On the outbreak of World War II, having failed his medical, Randle joined the Home Guard and began a career in film. Playing the underdog and flouting authority, he was popular with the wartime audience. Harry Korris was an Isle of Man born comedian and actor. He lived and performed in Blackpool, appearing in film and on the radio, becoming a nationally known figure. Percival Mackey, whose orchestra appears in both films, played for Jack Hylton before forming his own ensemble, later becoming one of Britain’s foremost dance band leaders.
£15 with free UK Postage.