Tag: Comedy

Blithe Spirit | 1945 | Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings

In this adaptation of the Noel Coward play Blithe Spirit, Rex Harrison is Charles Condomine, a novelist happily married to his second wife, Ruth. Happy, that is, until a seance meant to find material for his next book causes the ghost of his first...

Turned Out Nice Again | 1941 | George Formby, Peggy Bryan

Comedy starring George Formby as a textile buyer who is landed with a revolutionary new yarn for the manufacture of underwear with unexpected results. cast George Formby as George Pearson Peggy Bryan as Lydia Elliott Mason as Mrs. Pearson Edward...

Next to No Time | 1958 | Kenneth More, Betsy Drake

Charming, whimsical comedy starring Kenneth More as a hapless inventor who has to try and persuade a wealthy industrialist, Roland Culver, to invest in his scheme while on board the Queen Elizabeth, which is sailing for America. A superstition about...

The Anniversary | Hammer 1968 | Bette Davis, Sheila Hancock

A widowed mother summons her three sons to celebrate her ruby wedding anniversary. The passive boys and their partners have to put up with a vitriolic diatribe from the monster that created them. Adapted from a play by Bill MacIlwraith, this is...

Under Milk Wood | 1972 | Richard Burton Elizabeth Taylor

Unwise physical materialisation of a play for voices. Made corporeal – and what’s more, tarted up in vulgar Technicolor – Bible black nights don’t possess the leathery lustre they had on the radio, and Polly Garter is...

My Learned Friend | Ealing 1943 | Will Hay, Claude Hulbert

Will Hay’s final film (he actually died six years later but was plagued by ill health during this time), this darkly funny Ealing comedy has him as a lawyer who is one of the many targets of an escaped murderer seeking revenge on the folks who...

The Green Man | 1956 | Alastair Sim, George Cole

Sparkling black comedy starring Alastair Sim as an assassin whose plot to murder a politician becomes more complicated than expected when a travelling vacuum cleaner salesman (George Cole) uncovers his plans. cast Alastair Sim as Hawkins George Cole...

Loot | 1970 | Richard Attenborough, Lee Remick

A bowdlerized version of Joe Orton’s stage play about hidden treasure, dead bodies and sexual ambiguity. Two robbers hide their ill-gotten gains in a coffin in the funeral home where one of them works. However, they then have to repossess the...

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