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Penny Points to Paradise (1951)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  May 1951 (UK)
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Credited cast:
Harry Secombe ...
Harry Flakers
Alfred Marks ...
Edward Haynes
The Major / Arnold Fringe
Paddie O'Neil ...
Christine Russell (as Paddy O'Neil)
Spike Donnelly
Bill Kerr ...
Digger Graves
Freddie Frinton ...
Vicki Page ...
Sheila Gilroy
Joe Linnane ...
Sam Kydd ...
Porter / Taxi Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hazel Jennings
Patience Rentoul


Harry Flakers is a pools winner who is targeted by a forger.

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Inspired madness from the goons.
14 April 2002 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film represents Peter Sellars first screen role and is some inspired, if amateurish, madness from 'the Goons'. (for those who don't know, the Goon show was an hilarious radio show broadcast in England in the 50's, it featured Peter Sellars, Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe, who all feature in this film) The plot is a vague story about counterfeiting but it is mainly a framework on which to hang the off kilter jokes and wordplays that are the goons trademarks. Harry (Harry Secombe) wins some money in the pools and decides to go on holiday to bristol with his friend Spike (Spike Milligan). However some dastardly counterfeiters try to relieve him of his winnings. Meanwhile Peter Sellars plays 3 different comic roles foreshadowing his multiple roles in films of the future. This film is simple and low-budget, however it has genuine laughs. I recommend it for any fan of any of the three Goons. (Although prints seems to be extremely rare as I am the only person I have encountered who has seen it!)

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