We Joined the Navy cameo (video clip)

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 :)

We Joined the Navy

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! :)


TCM Programming Alert!

So Long at the Fair is playing at 12:00PM EST on Turner Classic Movies! Don't miss it!


More information on new and upcoming DVD releases

Olivia de Havilland, Robert Morley and Dirk Bogarde in Libel

Dirk Bogarde and Eral Cameron in Simba

Simba (1955) Release date: March 14, 2011

Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Tomelty and John Mills in The Gentle Gunman

The Gentle Gunman (1952) Release date: March 7, 2011

Dirk Bogarde in The Singer Not the Song

The Singer Not the Song (1961) Release date: March 14, 2011

Dirk Bogarde in Victim

Victim (1961) Available now as part of the box-set

Dirk Bogarde & John Whiteley (The Spanish Gardener)

The Spanish Gardener (1956) Release date: February 14, 2011

Jean Simmons and Dirk Bogarde in So Long at the Fair

So Long at the Fair (1950) Release date: February 14, 2011

Dirk Bogarde, Lelage Lewis and Kathleen Ryan in Esther Waters

Esther Waters (1948) Release date: February 14, 2011

Dirk Bogarde and Dudley Jones in Once a Jolly Swagman

Once a Jolly Swagman (1948) Available now through Amazon UK


Dirk Bogarde's life story -- in comic book form!

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!! :)

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Rest in Peace, Susannah York

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.


Instant Play

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!!

Quartet (1948)
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)
Justine (1969)


new scans

Some new scans to share! The one above is from The Password is Courage, and the ones below are from a set of French Justine lobby cards I got last month -- mainly for the first one, but the rest are really nice too!

I'm a bit behind in adding the new scans to the photo section of the site, but hopefully I'll have that finished this week. I hope everyone had a lovely holiday season & best wishes for the new year! :)