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this British parody of an American western, an Englishman travels to
Canada to run the ranch he recently inherited from his grandfather,
a crusty old sheriff"
A brunette wig is no camouflage for Sabrina in scenes
from RAMSBOTTOM RIDES AGAIN (Jack Hylton Film Productions) '66'
With grateful thanks again to Richard Koper, we have our first still from Ramsbottom... Thanks, Richard! (7 Sept 07)
The picture comes from Maurice Speed’s “Film Review 1956-1957”.
The original text with this picture reads: “Waiter Arthur Askey tries to tempt guest Sabrina while her escort, Campbell Singer, visibly disapproves of his manner in this scene from the British Lion film Ramsbottom Rides Again.”
A review from Picturegoer, July 28, 1956
RAMSBOTTOM RIDES AGAIN ***
IT'S corny; it's rowdy; it's erratic; it's over-boisterous
and under-directed. If you asked me why I laughed so hard, I wouldn't
be able to tell you. But I did. And I think you will, too.
The basic gag stems from the idea of pint-sized Arthur Askey selling up the
home pub and dragging his family off to Canada to inherit the property left
by his illustrious grandfather, Wild Bill Ramsbottom.
Once there, he dons a Stetson two sizes too large for him and gets hopelessly
involved with a tough hombre (Sidney James), an Indian chief (Jerry Desmonde
- no less) and the local law (Frankie Vaughan). Mad? Of course. But so good-humoured.
Askey lords it cleverly over his partners in comedy: Shani Wallis (as his daughter),
Glenn Melvyn (as his gormless buddy) and Anthea Askey, as a tough Western gal.
Sabrina, too, wanders through, practically wordless, now and then. But you
barely notice her! [Absolute twaddle! Ed]
Bill Ramsbottom - ARTHUR ASKEY
Attractive Girl - SABRINA
Captain - DONALD STEWART
Charlie - GLENN MELVYN
Florrie - BETTY MARSDEN
Joan - SHANI WALLIS
Danny - DANNY ROSS
Susie - ANTHEA ASKEY
Black Jake - SIDNEY JAMES
Elmer - FRANKIE VAUGHAN
Bella - JUNE GRANT
Blue Eagle - JERRY DESMONDE
Release JULY 30, 1956
A publicity still, sans Sabrina.
WATCH THE MOVIE
(boring non-Sabrina bits carefully excised)
Enjoy Sabrina in Ramsbottom Rides Again, kindly supplied by Torquil, who will enjoy 12 months' of BOOBS access for his services to our Sabrina.
Everyone gets to enjoy the
web-sized, reasonable quality WMV Ramsbottom version (8M).
VIP full-screen-sized DivX Ramsbottom B.O.O.B.S. version - all 51 Megabytes' worth!
The quality of the video is mediocre, but considering that its very existence was long doubted, some Sabrina is better than no Sabrina. It has been recorded from TV onto VHS, dubbed to DVD and then converted to WMV and DivX. Don't expect HDMI quality!
And if ANYONE out there ever sees Ramsbottom Rides Again in their TV guide, run out and buy a High Definition Hard Disk Recorder, record the movie in HD mode and report to me AT ONCE!