When you get to people like the lanky, squash-nosed Sam Kydd, you’re in vague territory. No-one’s quite sure exactly how many films the man appeared in (including the man himself when he was still with us). The better part of 200 is as impressive a conservative estimate as any, though. Soldiers and soppers figured large in the ex-big band MC’s oeuvre, with a side-order of criminal sidekicks and waistcoat-wearing shifties of no fixed abode thrown in for balance.
FINEST HOUR: In creaky yet oddly atmospheric Planet horror Island of Terror, as a copper discovering just what those crawling, bone-dissolving Sillicates can do.