Films with longest runs in Sheffield in SHEFFIELD CINEMAS, THEATRES & MUSIC HALLS Posted June 20, 2010 Cliff APPEARED, with Billy Graham in his next film, a social-dramatic piece, "Two a Penny" although there doesn't seem to be a scene with both in simultaneously. Once Billy Graham realised that a big name like Cliff was "in the fold", he wasted no time in getting him to further the cause. "Two a Penny" was financed by Graham's organisation - World Wide Pictures, and featured extensive footage of his 1967 London Crusade at Earl's Court. It turned up in Sheffield at Studio 7 (of all places!), and was really quite good. I had been to see "The Taming of the Shrew" the week before (Sept, 68), and was intrigued by the trailer for "Two a Penny"....so I went. Cliff wasn't over convincing as a drug pushing thug (how could he be?), but....full marks for effort. Dora Bryan was excellent as his mother though. It was all about Cliff getting dragged along to one of Billy Graham's meetings by his girlfriend and, eventually "seeing the light". When I was doing my data base for Sheffield cinemas, I didn't keep a full record for The Wicker / Studio 7 as most of the films shown there were cheapo sex, or horror movies. However, there was a period in the late 60's when they started to get first runs of some prestige movies..... due mostly to the tying up of the Odeon for nearly 18 months by "The Sound of Music". Things like "A Man for all Seasons", "The Taming of the Shrew", "The Thomas Crown Affair", "Romeo & Juliet" and "Paint Your Wagon" all had good runs there. I don't have the exact dates, so I didn't include them in my longest running list. I really should do, I guess, because "Taming of the Shrew" ran for 6 weeks and "Man for all Seasons" for 7 weeks. I must do an update. The LP from the film. The girl involved was Ann Holloway.