Penny Points to Paradise

  • U
  • Tony Young (1951)
  • UK
  • 68 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

This cheap and cheerful curio stars The Goon Show's Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. Although down-to-earth Harry Flakers (Secombe) has had a big win on the pools, he still takes his annual holiday at his favourite Brighton boarding house. While at the seaside he must contend with several individuals who want to get their hands on his fortune. The plot, such as it is, is merely an excuse for the trio to each do their comic turns, while the acting is mannered and the slapstick humour weak, making this one for Goons fans only.

Plot Summary

Crime comedy starring Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers. When Harry Flakers wins £100,000 on the football pools, he's targeted by two gold-diggers, a forger and a conman during his holiday in Brighton.

Cast and crew


Harry Flakers
Harry Secombe
Alfred Haynes
Alfred Marks
The Major/ Arnold Fringe
Peter Sellers
Christine Russell
Paddie O'Neil
Spike Donnelly
Spike Milligan
Digger Graves
Bill Kerr
Sheila Gilroy
Vicki Page


Tony Young

Other Information

Black and White
Available on DVD and BluRay
Certificate U
BFI Video