The Time of His Life

The Time of His Life

Leslie S Hiscott (1955)

U Certificate


Our Score
Richard Hearne's enduring creation Mr Pastry delighted audiences for over 25 years. The youthful Hearne's impersonation of an incident-prone old man was popular not just in the UK and the US, but all across Europe. The character made a record number of appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and was a favourite of comedy superstar Buster Keaton. In this film, Mr Pastry is an ex-con paying an unwanted visit to his daughter, who has made something of herself in society. Though not a patch on Pastry's many TV shows, it's still a nostalgic treat.


An aristocrat panics when her ex-convict father turns up on her doorstep, and tries to find a way to keep his presence a secret. Comedy, starring Richard Hearne and Ellen Pollock.

Cast & Crew

Charles Pastry Richard Hearne
Lady Florence Carter-Wilson Ellen Pollock
John Edgar Richard Wattis
Director Leslie S Hiscott

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Renown Picture CorpAvailable on: DVD