Two Guys Abroad

Two Guys Abroad is a British film that was made in 1962 but was never released.[1]

Two Guys Abroad
Directed byDon Sharp
Produced byIan Warren
StarringGeorge Raft
Maxie Rosenbloom
Diana Decker
Diane Todd
Production
company
Summit Films
Release date
1962 (intended)
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

It was intended as a pilot for a TV series or as a B movie. Neither eventuated.[2]

Plot

A pair of Piccadilly Club owners continually get in trouble.

Cast

  • George Raft
  • Maxie Rosembloom
  • Diane Todd
  • Diana Decker
  • David Lawton
  • Barbara Lashbrook

Production

The film was shot at Shepperton Studios in March 1962.[3] George Raft and Maxie Rosembloom were old friends; Raft even once owned a share in Rosembloom when the latter was a boxer.[4]

Director Don Sharp later recalled "at the time there was a fashion for these 'products'. They were made for a double purpose: as a pilot episode for a TV series; if that failed, for release as a B movie supporting the main feature. Very few of them even made the grade."[2]

Sharp says he "got on very well with George - the complete Hollywood pro. He was amiable, always ribbing Maxie; constantly doing his coin-flipping act; and likely at any moment to break into a few dance steps - for no particular reason. There is a photo of me and my camera operator on the camera dolly with George doing the grip's job and pushing it because, he said, he always wanted a real job."[2]

References

  1. Two Guys Abroad at BFI
  2. Aaker, Everett (2013). The Films of George Raft. McFarland & Company. p. 183.
  3. https://www.pinewoodgroup.com/pinewood-today/credits/two-guys-abroad
  4. Share in Rosenbloom Bought by George Raft The Washington Post 7 Aug 1934: 13


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