The Silken Affair

The Silken Affair

Roy Kellino (1956)

95min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
David Niven is the accountant who goes off the rails when he decides to indulge in a spot of creative book-keeping in this frivolous romantic comedy, shot in Britain but produced by Americans (one of whom was Douglas Fairbanks Jr). His ill-gotten gains are used to fund a romantic spree with French girl Genevieve Page (appearing in her first British film), but all good things must come to an end. There are lots of well-known faces in the supporting cast but the theme was exploited much more effectively 20 years later in Jonathan Demme's Something Wild.

Cast & Crew

Roger Tweakham / New accountant David Niven
Genevieve Gerard Genevieve Page
Marberry Ronald Squire
Theora Beatrice Straight
Sir Horace Hogg Wilfrid Hyde White
Baggott Howard Marion-Crawford
Mrs Tweakham Dorothy Alison
Mr Blucher Miles Malleson
Worthington Richard Wattis
Lady Barber Joan Sims
Receptionist Irene Handl
Director Roy Kellino
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: R.K.O. Radio Pictures Ltd