Here is the scene in which Dirk appears in "We Joined the Navy!" It's only about a 2 minute long scene, and he only appears in the last 30 seconds, but it's fantastic nonetheless! I'll have screencaps coming up later today, too :)
FANTASTIC news! I finally tracked down a copy of that elusive "We Joined the Navy" (1963)! Dirk Bogarde's cameo is very brief, only about one minute tops, but it's great and if you're as big a fan as I am, it's quite exciting! :D
I just got it in the mail this afternoon & checked to make sure it was the right movie (I've been searching fruitlessly for so long that I wasn't sure I really had it until I saw it with my own eyes!) but tomorrow I'll get some screen caps to share here!
If you're interested in getting a copy yourself, I've added it here!
This means the only remaining films I've yet to find are Upon This Rock, Blackmailed, Power Without Glory and Rope. And I'd also love to track down the "This is Your Life" episode starring Kenneth More, which Dirk made an appearance on. I'm so excited to finally have We Joined the Navy, though.. I've been searching for almost two years now, so I had almost given up hope that I'd ever find it! :)
Libel (1959) - Available now through Warner Archive! $19.99
Simba (1955) Release date: March 14, 2011
The Gentle Gunman (1952) Release date: March 7, 2011
The Singer Not the Song (1961) Release date: March 14, 2011
Victim (1961) Available now as part of the box-set
The Spanish Gardener (1956) Release date: February 14, 2011
So Long at the Fair (1950) Release date: February 14, 2011
Esther Waters (1948) Release date: February 14, 2011
Once a Jolly Swagman (1948) Available now through Amazon UK
This is BY FAR my favorite Dirk Bogarde find. About a week ago I was perusing ebay listings and came across a late-1950's magazine that had only a photo of the cover, and said "Dirk Bogarde cover and feature -- his life story in pictures and also in comic strip." Comic strip??? I had to see this. And it's about 100 times better than anything I could have hoped!! It is seriously a comic strip. It's 22 pages long and -- with a few white lies and exaggerations -- really is his life story in comic strip form, up until about 1958. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!! :)
Susannah York passed away today at the age of 72 after a battle with bone marrow cancer. Dirk Bogarde's co-star in Sebastian and Oh! What a Lovely War, Susannah York was an amazing actress, and from the interviews I've seen, and articles I've read, she seemed like an incredibly lovely person. As The Guardian put it, she was a "gentle star of 1960's cinema." She'll be deeply missed.
I signed up for Netflix tonight, and BOY was I thrilled to see how many Dirk Bogarde movies are available on instant play! When I used to have Netflix months ago I think the only one available to watch online was Justine, so this is a huge improvement. Here's the list of films available to watch instantaneously, on a whim, any time night or day! Whee!!
Penny Princess (1952)
Doctor in the House (1954)
Doctor at Sea (1955)
Doctor at Large (1957)
I Could Go On Singing (1963)
Modesty Blaise (1966)