Bees in Paradise

Bees in Paradise

Val Guest (1943)

PG Certificate


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Co-scripted by director Val Guest and gagsmith Marriott Edgar, who wrote for Will Hay and the Crazy Gang and penned some of Stanley Holloway's famous monologues, this is one of Arthur Askey's lesser-known vehicles. This may be because there's a sauciness to the dialogue and lyrics that makes it rather risqué for its time. As one of four pilots stranded on a South Sea island, Askey revels in the attentions of the local maidens, only to discover that it's traditional for husbands to kill themselves once the honeymoon is over. Max Bacon and Ronald Shiner do the stooging, while Jean Kent provides the glamour.


Four airmen crash land on an island populated by beautiful women, but find their idyll has its problems. Comedy, starring Arthur Askey.

Cast & Crew

Arthur Tucker Arthur Askey
Rouana Anne Shelton
Peter Lovell Peter Graves (1)
Max Holer Max Bacon
Jani Jean Kent
Ronald Wild Ronald Shiner
Queen Antoinette Cellier
Almura Joy Shelton
Moagga Beatrice Varley
Director Val Guest
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD