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Your Past Is Showing (1957)

The Naked Truth (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 18 December 1957 (France)
A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lord Mayley
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Sonny Macgregor
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Flora Ransom
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Melissa Right
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Nigel Dennis
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Lady Mayley
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Ethel Ransom
Miles Malleson ...
Rev. Bastable
Kenneth Griffith ...
Porter
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Mactavish (scenes deleted)
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Bill Murphy
Wally Patch ...
Paunchy Old Man
Henry Hewitt ...
Gunsmith
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Police Inspector
David Lodge ...
Policeman
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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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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Trivia

Sonny Macgregor quotes from Henry VI, Part III, Act III Scene ii: "I'll play the orator as well as Nestor, Deceive more slyly than Ulysses could, And, like a Sinon, take another Troy." See more »

Goofs

When Sonny is in disguise at the barges, the shadow of the boom microphone can be seen in some shots. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Minister: In reply to the honourable member's question, I can only say... Uhh...
[collapses]
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Crazy Credits

Ends with "The End . . . OR IS IT?" See more »

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Funny British Comedy with Good Cast
10 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Stars Terry-Thomas, Peggy Mount, and Peter Sellers are all quite good in this black comedy about blackmail and murder. There's a good remake in this material. Joan Sims is funny as Ethel and Georgina Cookson is gracious as Lady Mayley. Dennis Price seems an odd and bland choice for the blackmailer. Miles Malleson plays another vague vicar. Despite many disguises for Peter Sellers, Peggy Mount (in a role that seems to have be written for Margaret Rutherford), Terry-Thomas, and Joan Sims steal the show. And there is a surprise ending in a zeppelin! A must for fans of British Comedy and the great British eccentrics on 1950s films.


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