The Time of His Life

The Time of His Life

Leslie S Hiscott (1955)

U Certificate


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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 Ellen Pollock
Edgar Richard Wattis
Humphrey Robert Moreton
Sir John Frederick Leister
Kane Peter Sinclair (1)
Simon John Downing
Penelope Anne Smith
Director Leslie S Hiscott
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Other Information

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