Episode 5

Kino Quickies 05 - Say it With Flowers (1934) with Gary Yershon

Published on: 11th May, 2022

The fifth film in the Kino Quickies season, screened on May 8th 2022, was Say it With Flowers from 1934.

Directed by John Baxter, it's the simple story of a group of market traders who mount a benefit concert for their sick colleague. The film features performances from three of the biggest music hall stars of the Edwardian era, Charles Coburn, Marie Kendall and Florrie Forde.

Our guest for the Q&A was the Oscar nominated film composer and all round nice chap, Gary Yershon.

Gary talked about some really interesting stuff including a bit about this woman, who appalled by music hall.

There are three musical themes in title sequence to Say it With Flowers - this is one of them....

....and another is "Won't You Buy My Pretty Flowers" which is the song we all joined Gary in singing. If you too would like to have a little warble along to the podcast, you will find the lyrics HERE.

Your hosts are Dom Delargy and Dr Lawrence Napper

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On April 7th, our very own Lawrence Napper gave an online talk for Westminster Libraries called, Quota Quickies: the worst films ever made? If you missed it, all is not lost as it will soon be posted to YouTube. Watch this space for more details.

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Here's a very good article explaining what Quota Quickies are from the Cinema History Blog

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Our sound engineer for this one was Neva Missirian.

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You can hear the trailer preview episode of the Kino Quickies HERE.

The next Kino Quickies screening will be our last of this season. Brief Ecstasy (1937) will screen on May 22nd our special guest will be author and Ealing Studios expert, Charles Barr. Don’t forget to BOOK!

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Kino Quickies
Screenings of 1930s "quota quickie" films plus Q&As with expert guests at the Kino Cinema in Bermondsey, South London. Come along, watch a film, have a drink and join in the discussion. Two days later it appears as a podcast.
The Kino was unexpectedly shut down in January so season three of Kino Quickies has been postponed. We will be hosting a one-off SOLD OUT screening of "The Gaunt Stranger" at The Garden Cinema, WC2 on October 8th.
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