Meet Mr Lucifer

Meet Mr Lucifer

Anthony Pelissier (1953)

U Certificate


Our Score
The Ealing comedies are held among the treasures of British cinema. But for every gem there is at least one poor imitation, packed with cosy caricatures and devoid of the usual satirical bite. This tepid assault on television is from the lower reaches of the latter category. Loosely based on the play Beggar My Neighbour by Arnold Ridley (who starred in Dad's Army as Godfrey), it has Stanley Holloway as a pantomime demon who is sent as an emissary from hell to ensure that TV sets throughout the nation bring nothing but misery. Thanks to any station that chooses to air this sorry offering in the future, his mission is close to being accomplished.


An actor playing the Devil in a low-rent pantomime is in fact genuinely Lucifer's representative on Earth. He watches over his master's latest evil scheme, as an enchanted TV set passes through the hands of several owners, bringing them all misery. Fantasy comedy based on a stage play by Arnold Ridley, starring Stanley Holloway and Peggy Cummins.

Cast & Crew

Sam Hollingsworth / Mr Lucifer Stanley Holloway
Kitty Norton Peggy Cummins
Jim Norton Jack Watling
Patricia Pedelty Barbara Murray
Mr Pedelty Joseph Tomelty
Lonely hearts singer Kay Kendall
Hector McPhee Gordon Jackson
Mr Elder Charles Victor
Arthur Simmonds Humphrey Lestocq
Mr Macdonald Ernest Thesiger
Mrs Macdonald Jean Cadell
Fairy Queen Joan Sims
Man Friday Ian Carmichael
Lady with dog Irene Handl
Director Anthony Pelissier
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD
Drama Comedy