Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up for a while he returns to his old hotel which is in financial difficulties.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ...
William Darling
Ruby Murray ...
Ruby
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Digby Hatchard
Dorothy Bromiley ...
Rose Blake
Katherine Kath ...
Lucienne
Gordon Harker ...
Sid
Reginald Beckwith ...
Herbert Hardcastle
Pierre Dudan ...
Louis
Colin Gordon ...
Cecil Flick
Richard Wattis ...
Purchase
Alfie Bass ...
May
Miriam Karlin ...
Alice Cann
Willoughby Goddard ...
Golightly
Aïché Nana ...
Belly Dancer
George Margo ...
Howard Cann
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Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up for a while he returns to his old hotel which is in financial difficulties.

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October 1956 (UK)  »

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Auringon kosketus  »

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O'Malley's Tango
Written by Eric Spear
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A touch of Howerd
5 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Frankie Howerd takes the leading role in this standard British farce that was so common in the late fifties and doesn't do a bad job either. Usually more familiar in a supporting role,he takes centre stage here and all the action revolves around him.

The basic plot is the grass isn't always greener on the other side as Frankie finds out when his desired dream to retire to the French Rivera is a complete disaster. Returning to the UK he buys his old employment hotel and has to convince three businessmen it's worth investing in. Cue lots of rushing about farce proceedings as Frankie makes the hotel look busy with his small staff putting on numerous disguises.

Still quite amusing and watchable for it's short running time but it's the little things that kept me interested. Most of all Frankie's strange 'Eraserhead' hairstyle, Alfie Bass,the atypical Jewish performer,playing a Yorkshireman! And Ruby Murray's appalling attempt at acting, thank goodness she has a nice singing voice that's all I can say....


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