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A Touch of the Sun

A Touch of the Sun

(1956)

77min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Try as he might, Frankie Howerd just couldn't crack movies. This was his fifth feature after he made his name on radio's Variety Bandbox, but the harder he mugged, the less amusing he became. He stars here as a bellboy who uses an unexpected inheritance to buy the hotel where he once worked. He then installs his workmates as satisfied guests in a bid to dupe a cabal of avaricious snobs. Part of the problem lies in the fact that humour was not director Gordon Parry's forte. But there's also too much situation and not enough comedy in the screenplay by future Upstairs, Downstairs scribe Alfred Shaughnessy.

Summary

Comedy. In London's swanky hotel the Royal Connaught, if you need anything ask for Mr. Darling (Frankie Howard) the ' Mr. Fix-it'. Stars: Ruby Murray, Alfie Bass & Denis Price.

Other Information

Language: English Black and White Available on: Available on video

Comedy

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