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Your Past Is Showing (1957)
"The Naked Truth" (original title)

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A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lord Henry Mayley
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Sonny MacGregor
Peggy Mount ...
Flora Ransom
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Melissa Right
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Nigel Dennis
Georgina Cookson ...
Lady Lucy Mayley
Joan Sims ...
Ethel Ransom
Miles Malleson ...
Rev. Cedric Bastable
Kenneth Griffith ...
Porter
Moultrie Kelsall ...
Mactavish
Bill Edwards ...
Bill Murphy
Wally Patch ...
Fred - paunchy old man
Henry Hewitt ...
Gunsmith
John Stuart ...
Police Inspector
David Lodge ...
Constable Johnson
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Storyline

Nigel Dennis publishes a scandal magazine. But for each story he writes, he first approaches the person whose scandalous behavior is described (or rather implied, to avoid any libel suit) and says he will suppress the story in return for money. Several of his victims first decide individually to kill him instead of paying, but fail in amusing ways. Then they find that to protect their various secrets they must now join forces for a rather different purpose... Written by Anonymous

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The gayest, maddest mob of murderers this side of Lavender Hill! See more »

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18 December 1957 (France)  »

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Your Past Is Showing  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Terry Thomas,s character blinks twice as Joan Sims backs into him in spite of him being unconscious. See more »

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[first lines]
Minister: In reply to the honourable member's question, I can only say... Uhh...
[collapses]
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My brief review of the film
30 November 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

An interesting premise is worked on well in this delightful British comedy. It has a number of amusing moments, and Peter Sellers is as good as ever in it. Joan Sims, on the hand, has a tendency to overplay her role, but the performers generally do quite well with their roles. It is a bit slow in the build up, but it is great once it gets moving. Some of the shots are definitely too dark though, even if set at nighttime, in that it is hard to see what is happening. I am not sure what, but something in the lighting set up could have surely been changed. With the plot of foiling the plans of a blackmailer, the different unsuccessful attempts start to get repetitive, but they are still amusing. It is a good film overall, even if a bit of a silly one.


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