MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 32,007 this week

Aunt Clara (1954)

 -  Comedy  -  22 November 1954 (UK)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 49 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings--including a brothel and a gambling den, racing greyhounds and a sleazy bar--to his eccentric Aunt Clara. Clara vows to "clean up" her new ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1166 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 176 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 79 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 309 titles
created 06 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Aunt Clara" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Aunt Clara (1954)

Aunt Clara (1954) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Aunt Clara.

Photos

1 photo »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Jack Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff are two men that are both pretending to be someone they are not.

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Richard Wattis, Michael Denison
Joan of Paris (1942)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An RAF squadron is brought down over occupied France. The flyers get to Paris in spite of the fact that the youngest, Baby, is injured. He must be hidden and his wounds cared for. The Gestapo has already issued orders for their arrest.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Michèle Morgan, Paul Henreid, Thomas Mitchell
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

When Miss Marple reports witnessing a murder through the window of a passing train, the police dismiss her as a dotty spinster when no trace of the crime can be found.

Director: George Pollock
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Arthur Kennedy, Muriel Pavlow
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A pair of friends robs from a jewelry shop, and buries their loot in a field out in the country before they get caught. They spend ten years in prison, and when they're let out they go back... See full summary »

Director: Leslie S. Hiscott
Stars: Chesney Allen, The Buddy Bradley Rhythm Girls, Bud Flanagan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A naval captain has to deal with dodgy dealings by his crew.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: David Tomlinson, Frankie Howerd, Shirley Eaton
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A tiny country persuades the Americans and Soviets that they're starting a space program, when they really just want some money for new plumbing.

Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Bernard Cribbins
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A documentary-style tv programme made by NBC where Margaret Rutherford and her husband Stringer Davis visit three so-called haunted mansions.

Director: Frank De Felitta
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Roy Kellino
Stars: James Mason, Viki Dobson, Eddie Pola
Yellow Canary (1943)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1940 Sally Maitland is forced to leave England, ostracised as a Nazi sympathiser by everyone including her well-to-do family. On the ship to Halifax, Canada, she is courted by Polish ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Nova Pilbeam
Farewell, Farewell, Eugene (TV Movie 1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: William Chappell
Stars: Beryl Andrews, Avril Elgar, Frances Guthrie
Red Light (1949)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Nick Cherney, in prison for embezzling from Torno Freight Co., sees a chance to get back at Johnny Torno through his young priest brother Jess. He pays fellow prisoner Rocky, who gets out a... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: George Raft, Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart
Quiet Wedding (1941)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr, Marjorie Fielding
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald Shiner ...
Henry Martin
Margaret Rutherford ...
Clara Hilton
A.E. Matthews ...
Simon Hilton
Fay Compton ...
Gladys Smith
...
Charles Willis
Jill Bennett ...
Julie Mason
Reginald Beckwith ...
Alfie Pearce
Raymond Huntley ...
Rev. Maurice Hilton
Eddie Byrne ...
Fosdick
Sidney James ...
Honest Sid
...
Dorrie
Garry Marsh ...
Arthur Cole
Gillian Lind ...
Doris Hilton
Ronald Ward ...
Cyril Mason
Eileen Way ...
Maggie Mason
Edit

Storyline

A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings--including a brothel and a gambling den, racing greyhounds and a sleazy bar--to his eccentric Aunt Clara. Clara vows to "clean up" her new establishments, but complications ensue when she visits the crooked gambling den--just as it's being raided by the police. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 November 1954 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Die Erbschaft der Tante Clara  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Wonderful British Satirical Comedy of the 1950s
28 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Margaret Rutherford was amazingly endearing. Despite her tiny stature and her lack of physical attributes to recommend her, indeed despite the largest flabby chin ever possessed by a woman in the history of the cinema, her ponderous physique, her wobbly face, and countless other handicaps to elegance, she had a magic which transcended all these limitations and made her loved by the public. She specialized in a subtle, under-stated form of self-deprecation, on the strict understanding (a kind of conspiracy between her and the audience) that she didn't really necessarily mean it, and that she might be very much cleverer than she appeared on the surface. And in this film, she had the opportunity really to 'let her rip' and do all that business as an integral part of the story. Rutherford was not a 'Ha! Ha! Ha!' comedienne, she was a subliminal comedienne who mixed gentle wit with profound satire, as effortlessly as drinking one of her customary cups of tea. She was made for this story and this story was made for her, which may be why the producers chose to film it with her, of course. In the film, she is the elderly inattentive aunt of a rich rogue who owns some questionable businesses connected with gambling, prostitution, risqué parties, and other things which once appeared shocking but which are now routinely indulged in by ten year-olds. (In other words, this film was made in 'The Innocent Fifties'.) The nephew dies and leaves it all to her because she is the only relative who is not a grasping sycophant after his money. So enter Margaret Rutherford, who quietly sets about setting all things to rights, enabling the four prostitutes to retire in comfort and give up their trade, rectifying the situation regarding her nephew's illegitimate daughter (played by a pert and cheerful young Jill Bennett), rewarding the worthy, cleansing the Augean Stables, and generally getting everything ship-shape. The film is peppered with numerous famous character actors of the time, such as Ronald Shiner, A. E. Matthews, Fay Compton, and Nigel Stock. Everybody's favourite barrow boy, Sid James, is terribly funny as an East End bookie at a greyhound race track who is driven to hysterical exasperation by Rutherford. Matthews is excellent as the rascally nephew. Shiner somewhat over-clowns as a butler, and relies too much on grimaces. It is all very good fun indeed, for those of a gentle disposition who do not require comedies to be full of side-splitting laughter and pratfalls. As always with these movies, they are of considerable interest to social historians, if there are any out there who are genuinely interested in human history rather than in statistics and data. Calling all humans interested in human history! Do you view me, over?


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Okay rjd0309
Discuss Aunt Clara (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?