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A Touch of the Sun (1956)

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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William Darling
Ruby Murray ...
Ruby
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Digby Hatchard
Dorothy Bromiley ...
Rose Blake
Katherine Kath ...
Lucienne
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Sid
Reginald Beckwith ...
Herbert Hardcastle
Pierre Dudan ...
Louis
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Cecil Flick
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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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In Love
Written by Eric Spear
Sung by Ruby Murray
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Delightful British Farce!
16 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite somewhat low vote averages, this classic Frankie Howerd film is one of the better 1950s British farces. Howerd, playing a hotel concierge, inherits a sum of money, and decides to use it for a holiday in the south of France. All manner of hilarious debacles follow, leading Howerd to the conclusion that he was better off in the first place.

Among some of the better character parts are performed by Ruby Murray, one of Ireland's greatest pop singers of the 1950s, Dennis Price (The Pure Hell of St Trinians), Alfie Bass (Are You Being Served?), and John Vere (Hancock's Half Hour). Alfred Shaughnessy's script is sharp and witty, and most of the humor holds to the present.


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