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As well as producing the best actors, Manchester has also been the location for some of the best vintage cinema to be made in the UK. Even big Hollywood productions have used the back drop of the city to emulate the mean streets of New York. Pride of Manchester brings you the legacy of Manchester movies and the men who filmed the.

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Two Little Drummer Boys Boots! Boots! Off the Dole starring George Formby Dodging the Dole

TWO LITTLE DRUMMER BOYS

BOOTS! BOOTS!

OFF THE DOLE

DODGING THE DOLE

1928
1934
1935
1936
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second frank randle film directed by john e blakeley the first movie by george formby, who plays the boot-boy in a large hotel who, naturally, gets into all sorts of scrapes directed by john e blakeley directed by john e blakeley
The Penny Pool Calling All Crooks Somewhere in England Love On The Dole

THE PENNY POOL

CALLING ALL CROOKS

SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND

LOVE ON THE DOLE

1937
1938
1940
1941
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starring luanne shaw and tommy Fields as a couple who try to win the pools, filmed in manchester     a tale of depression, poverty and industrial unrest in Lancashire, directed by john baxter
Somewhere on Leave Somewhere in Camp Home Sweet Home Under New Managament

SOMEWHERE ON LEAVE

SOMEWHERE IN CAMP

HOME SWEET HOME

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

1942
1942
1945
1946
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a frank randle classic, directed by john e blakeley about a group of soldiers second frank randle film directed by john e blakeley frank randle acts as mr fixit for a pair of lovers in this cut-price musical comedy starring norman evans, nat jackley, and dan young
Demobbed Holidays With Pay International Circus Revue Cup Tie Honeymoon

DEMOBBED

HOLIDAYS WITH PAY

INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS REVUE

CUP-TIE HONEYMOON

1946
1948
1948
1948
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another comedy by john e blakeley produced by john e blakeley made using footage from a documentary shot by mancunian called the showground of the north based around the theme of football with scenes shot at maine road stadium and released to coincide with the beginning of the 1948 football season
International Circus Revue Somewhere In Politics School for Randle Over The Wall

WHAT A CARRY ON

SOMEWHERE IN POLITICS
SCHOOL FOR RANDLE
OVER THE GARDEN WALL
1949
1949
1949
1950
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Let's Have Murder Never Look Back Love's a Luxury Somewhere In Politics
LET'S HAVE MURDER
NEVER LOOK BACK
LOVE'S A LUXURY
THOSE PEOPLE NEXT DOOR
1950
195?
1952
1952
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      directed by john e blakeley  directed by john e blakeley 
Mandy The Man in a White Suit Lonely Weekend It's a Grand Life
MANDY (CRASH OF SILENCE
A MAN IN A WHITE SUIT
LONELY WEEKEND
IT'S A GRAND LIFE
1952
1952
1953
1953
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  alec guiness stars as a man who invents cloth that doesn't get dirty directed by john e blakeley frank randle is an accident-prone soldier playing cupid for diana dors in this ropey mix of comedy and music which was blakeley’s 22nd and final feature film at the age of 64

Hobson's Choice Hell is a City A Taste of Honey
A kind of Loving with Dame Thora Hird
HOBSONS CHOICE
HELL IS A CITY
A TASTE OF HONEY
A KIND OF LOVING
1954
1960
1961
1963
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charles laughton in one of the few good roles of his later career as the domestic tyrant tamed by his eldest daughter stanley baxter is a police man who aims to clean up the mean streets of manchester    
Buy Billy Liar The White Bus
Charlie Bubbles
Soccer as Never Before
BILLY LIAR
THE WHITE BUS
CHARLIE BUBBLES
SOCCER AS NEVER BEFORE
1963
1966
1968
1970
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The Lovers Buy The Living Dead at Te Manchester Morgue Buy Yanks  Reds with Warren Beatty
THE LOVERS
THE LIVING DEAD AT THE MANCHESTER MORGUE
YANKS
REDS
1972
1974
1979
1981
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richard beckensale stars in this comedy a poor night of the living dead rip-off with 10 minutes of the film set in manchester    
Buy No Surrender Mother's Day The Frontline Raining Stones
NO SURRENDER
MOTHER'S DAY
THE FRONTLINE
RAINING STONES
1985
1992
1993
1994
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a scheduling mixup means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night while waiting for the bulldozers to come and knock down her council house, an old woman thinks back to her two very different sons
  this Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion
A Breed of Heros Manchester Opera House - Slappers & Slapheads Buy Velvet Goldmine Buy Girl's Night
A BREED OF HEROES BUTTERFLY KISS
VELVET GOLDMINE
GIRLS' NIGHT
1994
1995
1998
1998
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movie about the british army's initial occupation of belfast in the early 1970's
love story between two disturbed women - one clearly insane and the other at least amoral and probably equally mentally unbalanced, directed by michael winterbottom
the story of the rise and fall of a glam rock star, filmed in manchester
julie walters stars in the story of two friends, located outside manchester
Heart Buy Ressurection Man on dvd Buy East is East Buy Best
HEART
RESSURECTION MAN
EAST IS EAST
BEST
1999
1998
1999
2000
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a woman, plastered in blood, is arrested by a grave, and a tale of loss, lust and jealousy slowly unfolds, featuring chirstopher eccleston belfast, in 1970's and victor kelly is a young protestant man who hates the Catholics so much that one night he begins to brutally murder them comedy movie about a manchester family's rebellion against their devout musilm father the story of george best, filmed on location in manchester
Buy There's Only One Jimmy Grimble Buy The Parole Officer 24 Hour Party People Alfie with Jude Law
THERE'S ONLY ONEW JIMMY GRIMBLE THE PAROLE OFFICER 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE
ALFIE
2000
2003
2004
2004
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robert carlisle film about a young boy and his passion for manchester city comedy starring steve coogan, filmed in manchester michael winterbottom film about anthony h wilson and his madchester legacy nothing to do with manchester but filmed in the northern quarter of the city to emulate new york
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