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Edward Rigby ...
The Earl
Henry Mollison ...
Bembridge
Mercy Haystead ...
Lapis
Michael Ward ...
Gerald
Eleanor Hallam ...
Lady Mary
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Bill Fenton
Anne Valery ...
Elaine
Tonie MacMillan
Mollie Palmer
Harold Charlton ...
Perks
Alfred Harris ...
Bishop
George Bishop ...
The General
Norman Pitt ...
Policeman
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A British nobleman who has spent the majority of his life running a tropical island returns to England. He finds that an island princess has fallen in love with his butler. Finding that unseemly, he sets out to break up the budding romance and send the woman back where she came from. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Interesting idea...dull execution.
29 September 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The Earl (Edward Rigby) returns to his English manor after serving a decade abroad as the governor of a fictional British territory. However, it turns out that the jungle princess from this foreign land* has stolen inside one of the crates he's brought back. It seems that she's in love with the Earl's butler, Bembridge and has come to the UK to be with him! The stuffy daughter and grandson who live with him at the manor are NOT pleased and it's obvious that they are stuffy idiots. While the Earl is thrilled to have her visit, her disappearance leads to an international incident or even war! And how will the Earl cope with his dull old life in the English countryside?

While the setup for this film is very funny, the overall film came up short for me. Much of it is because too many of the characters seem like caricatures as opposed to believable people. Also, although there were some potentially funny situations, rarely was all that much made of it. As a result, the film is at best a time- passer and not much more. Sadly, it should have been better.

*These 'Cocoanut Isles' are an odd place indeed--in the South Seas and yet they have alligators, crocodiles and leopards!


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