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Penny Points to Paradise (1951)

| Comedy, Crime | May 1951 (UK)
Harry Flakers is a pools winner who is targeted by a forger.

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Harry Secombe ...
Harry Flakers
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Edward Haynes
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The Major / Arnold Fringe
Vicky Page ...
Sheila Gilroy
Paddie O'Neil ...
Christine Russell (as Paddy O'Neil)
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Spike Donnelly
Bill Kerr ...
Digger Graves
Freddie Frinton ...
Drunk
Joe Linnane ...
Policeman
Sam Kydd ...
Porter / Taxi Driver
Hazel Jennings ...
Landlady
Patience Rentoul ...
Madame Moravia - Hypnotist
Diana Leslie
Bob Bradfield
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ...
Himself (as Felix Mendelssohn and His Hawaiian Serenaders)
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Harry Flakers is a pools winner who is targeted by a forger.

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Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

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I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside
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Written by John Glover Kind
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Reasonable early Goons film
6 May 2011 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

I was never a fan of the Goons, but I'm a sucker for anything that looks remotely obscure so thought I'd give this early effort of theirs a go. It's quite good, with some inspired moments to be found amongst the more mundane material. Secombe and Milligan play a couple of innocents, one of whom has won £100,000 on the pools, who return to their holiday boarding house in Brighton only to find themselves the target of gold-diggers and con-men. Highlights include the rather well-built Paddy O'Neill pulling off a clever Bette Davis impersonation, and Freddie Frinton as a drunk who angrily berates the person he's talking to for walking away from him without realising he is actually the one staggering backwards (well, I thought it was funny, anyway). Although he has a couple of parts, Peter Sellers does little other than announce to the world his insuperable skill at making a limited comic talent stretch an


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