MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 58,620 this week

Aunt Clara (1954)

 |  Comedy  |  22 November 1954 (UK)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 54 users  
Reviews: 5 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 193 titles
created 04 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 76 titles
created 01 May 2012
 
list image
a list of 309 titles
created 06 Apr 2013
 
list image
a list of 48 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Aunt Clara" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Aunt Clara (1954)

Aunt Clara (1954) on IMDb 6.9/10

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 | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When a wealthy old man appears to have been "frightened to death" by a cat, Miss Marple suspects one of his four relatives, all heirs to his estate, of his murder.

Director: George Pollock
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley
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
On the Double (1961)
Adventure | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

American GI Ernie Williams, admittedly weak-kneed, has an uncanny resemblance to British Colonel MacKenzie. Williams, also a master of imitation and disguise, is asked to impersonate the ... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson
Stars: Danny Kaye, Dana Wynter, Wilfrid Hyde-White
Big Fella (1937)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In this musical comedy, Paul Robeson stars as Joe, a Marseilles docker hired by a wealthy English couple to find their missing son. When Joe finds him, he learns he escaped of his own will,... See full summary »

Director: J. Elder Wills
Stars: Paul Robeson, Elisabeth Welch, Roy Emerton
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When Miss Marple joins a theatrical company after a blackmailer is murdered, several members of the troupe are also dispatched by this mysterious killer.

Director: George Pollock
Stars: Margaret Rutherford, Ron Moody, Charles 'Bud' Tingwell
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
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A naive aristocrat in search of a career becomes caught up in the struggles between his profit-minded uncle and an aggressive labour union.

Director: John Boulting
Stars: Ian Carmichael, Terry-Thomas, Peter Sellers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Dr. Sparrow graduates and sets out into the world. Hilarious internships with a miserly doctor and his young wife, a country doctor paid in kind not cash, and a quack specializing in rich ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Thomas
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Muriel Pavlow, Donald Sinden
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young man makes his living in Paris in 1900 by fighting duels on behalf of other parties. He is hired to injure a leading politician and starts to get involved with a girl he uses to ... See full summary »

Directors: Peter Creswell, Thornton Freeland
Stars: William Eythe, Stanley Holloway, Hazel Court
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Barbara White, Ronald Squire, Brenda Bruce
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

While casing a bank he intends to rob, tough-gangster Leo discovers that Antonio, a meek, mild clerk in the bank is his exact double. Leo kidnaps Antonio and robs the bank. making certain ... See full summary »

Director: Mario Soldati
Stars: Jean Kent, Robert Beatty, Gordon Harker
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

Some promising comic ideas, but...
22 June 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A portmanteau film in thin disguise, the success of this comedy will depend largely on your enthusiasm for or against Ronald Shiner. After years of struggling to make himself heard in bit parts, Mr Shiner suddenly hit the top one or two years before this film was made. Believe it or not, he was voted by film exhibitors in the U.K. as the nation's number one box-office draw! I'm afraid this sudden success went to Mr Shiner's head. He became more and more aggressively hammy, less and less sympathetically funny. Here, he's at his worst. True, heavy-handed direction and banal dialogue doesn't help matters. I thought Margaret Rutherford sadly miscast. In fact, of the players only Fay Compton, A.E. Matthews and Raymond Huntley manage to shine. The rest are smothered by Mr Shiner and the script.


6 of 12 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:
?