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The Home-Made Car (1963)

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins. See more awards »


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Complete credited cast:
Ronald Chudley Ronald Chudley ... Arthur
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The car that Arthur rebuilt was a blue 1923 Morris Oxford, registration XO 3871. Its real-life owner also supplied the chassis that Arthur brought home on a handcart from the scrapyard, although this was from a different car, a 1916 Perry, because he did not want to dismantle the Morris for filming. See more »

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Trade Test Transmission Film
29 May 2005 | by donnyjohnmamSee all my reviews

Saw this film years ago when first aired as a BBC2 trade test transmission. Managed to obtain copy of film 35 years later and was still as good,funny and British as I had remembered it all those years before. A credit to the British Film Makers. Greatly enjoyed.Tells story of man rebuilding car obtained from scrapyard. Lovingly restoring the car to its former glory. Much to the delight of all who are involved.Charming little girl helps in the rebuild ( What ever happened to her no names in credits )After Lots of laughs and even tender moments the car is complete. The man then then wins the attentions of the girl next door with good old fashioned manners. A brill film, with a happy ending. They don't make them like that anymore, more is the pity.

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June 1963 (West Germany) See more »

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British Petroleum (BP) See more »
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