It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. ... See full summary »
It's time for the annual London to Brighton antique car rally, and Alan McKim and Ambrose Claverhouse are not going to let their friendship stop them from trying to humiliate each other. Along the way, some old jealousies are kindled to the point where the two men decide to have a "friendly" wager on who will be the first back to London. Once the competitive juices get all fired up, however, it quickly becomes a nasty, hotly-contested affair. Ambrose's companion must suffer through her "maiden voyage" on the rally, while Mrs. McKim, on the other hand, is a long-time sufferer of her husband's obsession. Written by
The film takes place between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th September (as shown on Tania's party invitation), indicating a year of 1953. See more »
The amount of ice cream between shots during the scene when Alan and Ambrose almost pulled off their bet changes. See more »
Ambrose only seems to think about two things. That silly old car - and the other thing.
What other thing? Oh. My husband only thinks about the car.
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At the end of the opening credits: For their patient cooperation the makers of this film express their thanks to the officers and members of the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. Any resemblance between the deportment of our characters and any club members is emphatically denied - - - by the club. See more »
A charming, bitter-sweet comedy about a couple of enthusiasts from a vintage car club on their annual London to Brighton rally. Their rivalry extends to the effervescent Dinah Sheridan who plays the long suffering wife of one of these car nuts. The movies gentle humor is under-cut with some pointed commentary on relationships and a few quite risque references. All in all very enjoyable. Kay Kendall puts in a star turn as Rosalind, the hard-drinking London model who goes along for the ride.
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