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Please Turn Over (1959)

The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based ... See full summary »

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Ted Ray ...
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Janet Halliday
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Dr. Henry Manners
Joan Sims ...
Beryl
Julia Lockwood ...
Tim Seely ...
Robert Hughes
Charles Hawtrey ...
Jeweler
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Millicent Jones
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Ian Howard
June Jago ...
Gladys Worth
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Maurice
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Mr. Appleton
Cyril Chamberlain ...
Mr. Jones
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The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population. They begin to see themselves and their neighbours in a surprising new light. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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You'll flip...over the fun in PLEASE TURN OVER...from the producers of "Carry On Nurse" See more »

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December 1959 (UK)  »

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Den kære leg  »

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Leigh Madison replaced Anne Sharp. See more »

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When stickler for punctuality Edward (played by Ted Ray) arrives at his office building, a huge outdoor clock clearly gives the time as 9.30. He then walks into the office, where an equally huge clock shows the time as 9am exactly. See more »

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Home! Sweet Home!
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Music by H.R. Bishop
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A voice of dissent.
1 December 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

A 17 year-old girl writes a tell-all best-selling book. Unfortunately, the folks in the town recognize that she's talking about them and soon chaos erupts throughout this small English town.

I was very surprised to see such fantastically high ratings for this comedy. While the three other reviews now listed give it scores ranging from 9 to 10, I really hated the film and cannot understand the praise. After all, a score this high would place it among the elite British comedies of the era--but I'd never consider this to be in the same league as the charming Ealing Comedies being made around the time when "Please Turn Over" debuted. Ealing's films are subtle--and subtle is NEVER a term I'd use to describe "Please Turn Over". In this film, the acting is VERY broad as is the writing--like a cheap sit-com. Overacting and overdoing it is definitely what I noticed immediately after the film began. Not as broad as "Benny Hill" but certainly very broad.


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