The Naked Truth

The Naked Truth

Mario Zampi (1957)

88min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This black comedy supplied Peter Sellers with some of his funniest, and finest, pre-Hollywood material. It's based - as the best British humour often is - on class and sex, with Sellers as a crowd-pleasing TV personality who's being blackmailed by smarmy Dennis Price, in Kind Hearts and Coronets mode as the editor of a muck-raking magazine. Terry-Thomas (who had worked with Sellers on Tom Thumb) is the peer who encourages the victims (among them Peggy Mount) to gang up against their persecutor. Mario Zampi directs the gags in Michael Pertwee's satisfying script with superb timing.

Summary

A group of celebrities bands together to stop a ruthless blackmailer blackmailing publisher. Comedy, starring Peter Sellers, Terry-Thomas and Peggy Mount.

Cast & Crew

Sonny MacGregor Peter Sellers
Lord Mayley Terry-Thomas
Flora Ransom Peggy Mount
Michael Dennis Dennis Price
Belinda Wright Shirley Eaton
Lady Mayley Georgina Cookson
Ethel Ransom Joan Sims
Rev Bastable Miles Malleson
Porter Kenneth Griffith
Mactavish Moultrie Kelsall
Director Mario Zampi
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy