Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man... See full summary »
Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man Carnoustie stay with the Hornetts on the eve of the wedding, though Emma makes sure the stag night is a brief one. Next day Albert fails to show up for the wedding. He eventually turns up at the house and confides in the vicar that if family life is anything like the Hornetts he wants no part of it. When the Hornetts are told this Emma declares that she sees that has been a "very wicked woman" and will mend her ways but, as the young couple eventually marry and move into their own house , one wonders how long her change of heart will last. Written by
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I don't usually give movies beyond the 1980's any time of day, but today I finished work early and just happened to catch this movie on channel 4.
The storyline isn't very deep, but I found the movie hilarious, which surprised me. I really enjoyed the performances of all the characters, especially the loud mouthed Emma (Peggy Mount).
It's a light weight comedy, not to be taken seriously, its just fun and perfect for an afternoons viewing. I actually now want to check out similar movies with Peggy and some of the other cast. Sad to learn most of the cast had passed away but real talent never really dies.
I recommend this to anyone with an open mind, and doesn't want a movie with too much going on, you'll be in stitches! Simple humour, classic!
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