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Desmond Llewelyn

Discussion in 'A Night to Remember' started by Ryan Thompson, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Member

    Is that Desmond Llewelyn at 57:28 through 57:42, behind the metal according-style door blocking the stairway?
  2. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Member

    Nevermind. happy.gif I just saw it in his IMDB credits. He's not credited in th actual film, though.
  3. And Sean Connery, sporting a big mustache, is supposed to be one of the passengers going up the tilted poop deck near the scene where the priest shelters the little boy. Of course Honor Blackman has a big roll in ANTR. She was in Goldfinger! Robert H. Gibbons
  4. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Member

    I knew about Honor Blackman since she had a credit. I didnt notice the Sean Connery credit till i viewed the full credits on IMDB. happy.gif I'll have to look again.
  5. Paul Lee

    Paul Lee Member

    I recall seeing a picture of Sean in ANTR, and he had an unfeasibily large moustache!

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Sean appear in more than one, uncredited role in ANTR?
  6. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey Member

  7. Connery hadn't yet broken into the motion picture "big time" - and an actor's gotta eat, y'know. Truthfully, the first film I'm sure saw him in was Disney's "Darby O'Gill and the Little People." I don't recall much of film today, other than some of its optical trickery, but I do remember Connery as being a standout.

  8. Robert G.
    Wasn't that a Dining Room Steward instead of a priest. I remember the man earlier in the film as a Dinning Room Steward in the Dinning Room setting the tables and saying "It'll another Belfast trip because of a dropped propeller blade," to another Dinning Room Steward. Don't mean to be a nit'picker.​
  9. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Member

    Dropped propeller blade....hmm... I know this is a bit off topic but have there been one or two major liners that this happened to? I think one of them was at a recoverable depth. Anybody remember this?
  10. >>but have there been one or two major liners that this happened to?<<

    It was just a common enough problem that shipyards tended to keep spare wheels, or even just blades around just in case they were needed. I don't recall any other examples, but the Olympic had a run in with an obstruction which chewed up a blade and required a drydocking to make right.
  11. >>the Olympic had a run in with an obstruction which chewed up a blade and required a drydocking to make right.<<

    Have read (re: Will Rogers' famous quote :) that although Capt. Smith said he'd never had any trouble, this was just one of many accidents he had in his career before the Titanic disaster.
  12. Captain Smith was known to be something of a cowboy when entering port, but he rarely ever ran into any serious trouble because of it. The accidents he had were the sort of minor scrapes that a lot of ships had. Embarrassing, but nothing to write home about.
  13. Inger Sheil

    Inger Sheil Member

    The Oceanic had dropped a blade earlier in 1912 - it added a day to her crossing time.
  14. Mark Baber

    Mark Baber Moderator Member

    29 February 1912: A few hours after leaving Queenstown for New York,
    Oceanic II loses a blade from her port propeller. She will arrive in
    New York on 7 March, a day late as a result of averaging only 16.57
    knots for the trip. This trip is Capt. Herbert J. Haddock's final one
    as Oceanic's commander before he takes over Olympic from E. J. Smith,
    who is being transferred to Titanic. (Source: The New York Times, 1 and
    8 March 1912.)
  15. Ryan Thompson

    Ryan Thompson Member

    What obstruction did the Olympic hit?

    Wheel = the center part of a propeller, right? The blades could be unbolted and changed out, right? This makes me think of the engine pods being used on ships now. It would be BAD (and a lot more expensive, I bet) to loose an engine pod. When did cruise ship builders phase in the engine pods? The QM2 is the first one I'd heard of that had them but I imagine they've been around longer than that.
  16. >>What obstruction did the Olympic hit?<<

    Nobody knows for sure. There was something of a problem with flotsum, jetsum, and supposedly waterlogged wrecks or huge chunks of wood floating just below the surface which sometimes ruined propellors.
  17. Inger Sheil

    Inger Sheil Member

    That's the one, MAB! The incident contributed to what James Moody called a "rotten winter" on the North Atlantic for the Oceanic's crew.
  18. On the topic of the man sheltering the little boy on the poop deck, I don't think he was supposed to be a priest or a steward. He was wearing evening clothes, wasn't he? If I recall, in the book, Lord talked about an impeccably dressed gentleman spotted on the stern, taking care of an abandoned steerage child. I think he must have been first class. Upon further speculation, I was under the impression that this particular legend itself was associated with Arthur Ryerson. I don't remember where exactly I heard this though, and for all I know it could have been in Walter Lord's book as well. Anyone care to confirm/deny this?
  19. Bob Godfrey

    Bob Godfrey Member

    The actor with the lost child is Eddie Malin, a well-known face in British films and TV in the '50s and '60s. Always bit parts, but in ANTR he got lucky by landing one of the brief roles which everyone remembers. He was playing a 1st Class saloon steward (waiter), and always appears in his very smart uniform. In reality, by the way, apart from the Captain and the Chief Surgeon there were no crew members as old as Eddie. The waiters were mostly young men, with a few in their early 40s.
  20. Oh wow. Once again, thank you Bob. It's been a long time since I've seen A Night to Remember. While we're on the topic, could you confirm Arthur Ryerson's association with the story of the little boy for me? It's been ages, and most of my reference material is in storage right now. Thanks again!