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The Girl on the Boat (1961)

 -  Comedy  -  January 1961 (UK)
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The zany Wisdom, put in charge of his aunt's cottage during an English summer in the roaring twenties, decides to invite several of his friends to his posh new digs. Among the invitees is ... See full summary »

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The zany Wisdom, put in charge of his aunt's cottage during an English summer in the roaring twenties, decides to invite several of his friends to his posh new digs. Among the invitees is the title character, played by the delightful comedienne Millicent Martin. All sorts of slapstick chaos ensues, but Wisdom manages to save the day before things get hopelessly out of hand. Like Jerry Lewis, Norman Wisdom is an acquired taste, but he's worth sampling at least once. Written by ATOM

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Ride of the Valkyries
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Music by Richard Wagner
Arranged by Kenneth V. Jones
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Wodehouse deserves better than Wisdom
7 September 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Although this was not one of PG Wodehouse's better novels, it still deserves better than the terminally irritating, never funny, ridiculously overrated comedy pygmy that is Norman Wisdom.

Wodehouse was a genius, a description that has often been applied to Wisdom, the difference being that Wisdom is anything but.


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