Dry Rot

Dry Rot

Maurice Elvey (1956)

U Certificate


Our Score
Making his debut in 1913, Maurice Elvey was one of the longest-serving of all British directors, claiming to have shot over 300 films (although just over half that total is nearer the mark). This was his penultimate picture and, in keeping with many of the comedies that occupied his twilight years, it's not very good. Adapted by John Chapman from his own hit West End play, this tale of crooked bookies plods along more slowly than a doped horse, but there is the compensation of the polished performances of expert farceurs Ronald Shiner, Brian Rix and Sid James.

Cast & Crew

Alf Tubbs Ronald Shiner
Fred Phipps Brian Rix
Sgt Fire Peggy Mount
Danby Lee Patterson
Flash Harry Sidney James
Polignac Christian Duvaleix
Beth Joan Sims
Susan Heather Sears
Col Wagstaffe Michael Shepley
Mrs Wagstaffe Joan Haythorne
Yokel Miles Malleson
Raymond Glendenning Raymond Glendenning
Director Maurice Elvey
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Independent Film Dist Ltd