A Touch of the Sun

A Touch of the Sun

Gordon Parry (1956)

U Certificate


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.


A concierge struggles to adapt when he inherits a fortune, so returns to the hotel he used to work for to save it from closure. Comedy, starring Frankie Howerd and Ruby Murray.

Cast & Crew

William Darling Frankie Howerd
Ruby Ruby Murray
Digby Hatchard Dennis Price
Director Gordon Parry

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video