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The Girl on the Boat (1962)

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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5 August 1962 (UK)  »

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Iroiko koroido  »

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Peter Bull is dubbed by Ronald Fraser. See more »

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Featured in Richard Briers: A Tribute (2013) See more »

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Home Sweet Home
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British Period Comedy
17 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a period comedy based on the Wodehouse story. Although Norman is not in his typical character form he doesn't venture far from his tried and true. If you like Norman's other comedies you'll probably like this. The plot is fairly simple, Norman meets a woman on a ship and he quickly goes to any lengths to win her. That includes learning her joys in life and pretending they are his as well.

Like all of Wodehouse tales, this covers the society's upper crust and their rather strange behaviour. Did people actually act that way 100 years ago? A funny little diversion, no masterpiece but bright and breezy enough.


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