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Inn for Trouble

  • Comedy
  • 1960
  • C M Pennington-Richards
  • 86 mins
  • U

Summary

A suburban couple devise a series of bizarre publicity stunts in an effort to pull the punters into their failing country pub. Based on popular comedy The Larkins, starring Peggy Mount, David Kossoff, Leslie Phillips and Charles Hawtrey.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

This movie spin-off from The Larkins, the popular sitcom of the late 1950s, moved the family away from 66 Sycamore Street and into a country pub, and that's where the problems begin. One of the series' great strengths was its portrayal of a typical urban neighbourhood, populated by familiar characters. A whole new world had to be created here, however, with only Pa and Ma (David Kossoff and Peggy Mount) and Eddie (Shaun O'Riordan) providing continuity. Even the presence of Leslie Phillips and Charles Hawtrey can't make up for the general lifelessness of the characterisations.

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Credits

Cast

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Ada LarkinsPeggy Mount
Alf LarkinsDavid Kossoff
John BelcherLeslie Phillips
Lord Bill OsborneGlyn Owen
YvetteYvonne Monlaur
SilasCharles Hawtrey
Sir Hector Gore-BlandishA E Matthews
Eddie LarkinsShaun O'Riordan
Jeff RogersRonan O'Casey
Harold GaskinAlan Wheatley
Jumbo GudgeGraham Moffatt
LilyIrene Handl

Crew

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DirectorC M Pennington-Richards

Details

Theatrical distributor
Film Locations
Language
English
Guidance
Contains some swearing.
Formats
Black and white
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