A T.V. set given as a retirement present is sold on to different households causing misery each time.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Hollingsworth / Mr. Lucifer
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Kitty
Jack Watling ...
Jim
Barbara Murray ...
Patricia
Joseph Tomelty ...
Mr. Pedelty
Humphrey Lestocq ...
Arthur
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Hector
Jean Cadell ...
Mrs. Macdonald
Kay Kendall ...
Lonely Hearts Singer
Charles Victor ...
Mr. Elder
Olive Sloane ...
Mrs. Stannard
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Mr. Macdonald
Olga Gwynne ...
Principal Boy
Joan Sims ...
Fairy Queen
Ian Carmichael ...
Man Friday
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A T.V. set given as a retirement present is sold on to different households causing misery each time.

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30 November 1953 (UK)  »

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(Gaumont Kalee) (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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In one scene a shop window of television sets shows the Bush brand as part of the display. Bush was a subsidiary of the Rank Organisation, the distributors of the film. See more »

Quotes

Sam Hollingsworth: Looks like a broken marriage on the way...
Mr. Lucifer: Dear TV - so much more effective than the old-fashioned lodger.
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Soundtracks

My Picture on the Wall
(Don't Be Lonely) (uncredited)
Written by Eric Rogers
Performed by Kay Kendall (dubbed)
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Early T.V. Experience for most Brits.
5 March 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film resonated with me being born in 1946 whose family first had a Murphy t.v.set in 1954 with its single BBC channel.Previously, my father had to drive us to his sister's house she shared with my paternal grandmother whose family already had bought a TV in 1953 on which we all saw the Queen's coronation that year.In the early part of 1954 we too had a roomful of neighbours & friends who did not possess a t.v. but who wished to view the novelty of watching t.v.

London Live t.v. channel in the London area where I live are currently transmitting a collection of Ealing films mainly from the 40s & 50s and although I watch new ones whenever possible, "Meet Mr. Lucifer" had passed me by previously.This film had a galaxy of well known film stars which you can glean from the full cast list on IMDb.com.My favourite was seeing the late Kay Kendall playing "Miss Lonely Hearts Club" although I suspect it was not her voice that was dubbed onto the soundtrack.Very enjoyable I rated it 7/10.


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