Dick Barton details
|Starring:||George Ford, Tamara Desni, Don Stannard, Sebastian Cabot|
|Directors:||Alfred Gould, Godfrey Grayson|
|Genres:||Drama, Television - American|
Dick Barton - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Dick Barton - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
Dick Barton - Disc 3
|TBC Disc 3|
|Run time:||3 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Jan 2004|
Most helpful review
Old Fashioned British YarnBy a customer from Scotland , 07 Jun 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]This is an early adaptaion by the BBC from a very popular radio series to the silver screen. It's a good old fashioned romp, with Dick Barton Secret Agent beating the odds to win the day with seconds to spare. This could be the review of all three DVDs in the series. In this one an English Lord (re: Lord Haw Haw)sells his soul to the enemy (the old Soviet Union) for money, but must kill all the citizens first.
INGENIOUS, FLAWED, ENJOYABLE, DATED.
Rent for the nostalgia only.
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Dick BartonBy a customer from Stranraer , 03 Mar 2009An excursion into nostalgia, but this one is definitely for the kids. The acting is 'ham' and I think you would only watch it to remind yourself of the days of Saturday matinees and the ABC Minors!
Utterly superbBy keef27 (4 reviews) from London , 25 Jul 2008As soon as the theme tune kicks in, I'm a little bit in love with this film. By the end, as stiff upper lipped Dick Barton rushes to destroys a diabolical sonic weapon at the top of Blackpool Tower, I'm totally sold.
Seriously, what's not to like? An adaptation of the classic radio serial, some brilliant 1940s acting, a daft sci-fi premise, AND an ending in Blackpool! This is the kind of B-movie brilliance that Britain was capable of, and should be celebrated. It's not trendy, it was never critically loved, but this is a perfect reminder that the British film industry was (and still is) capable of greatness.