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Aunt Clara (1954)

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 »

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Cast

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

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22 November 1954 (UK)  »

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Die Erbschaft der Tante Clara  »

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1.37 : 1
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Good cast but not a great film
2 April 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I would agree with 2 of the previous reviewers who have highlighted a major problem with this film,Ronnie Shiner.The director seems content to let him bulldoze everyone else out of the way,overacting wildly.Alas it isn't that funny.Furthermore the main premise of the film is done to death by the end.Margaret Rutherford is likely to be so shocked by the investments of her late relative,A.E.Matthews,that she has to be shielded from them.However in each case she is worldly wise to know what is going on.This might be funny once or twice,but when constantly repeated it actually becomes a bit of a bore.There are a lot of well known character actors appearing in this film but unfortunately they are let down by a script which lacks humour and which ends up rather maudlin.Shiner was a big star in the 1950s but ill health curtailed his career.When you watch his films today you can only wonder why audiences found him so funny.I do remember going to watch him in Operation Bullshine and walking out half way through!


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