Reprobate photographer and part time private investigator (Terry Thomas) is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm managed by Eric Sykes, to investigate a suspicious...
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(1962) Terry-Thomas, Alex Nicol, Honor Blackman. A man's death of smallpox at London airport sends officials into a panic as they conduct a frantic search for the carrier. Nice performances and a good script. 35mm.
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Reprobate photographer and part time private investigator (Terry Thomas) is hired by a batty old woman to go undercover into a health farm managed by Eric Sykes, to investigate a suspicious death. Enter Lionel Jeffries as the Scotland yard Inspector aided by his Sergeant (a young Ronnie Barker) Written by
Kill or Cure rates amongst my "Top 10" films. The dialogue is Brit-hilarious, and Terry-Thomas must be one of the funniest men who ever graced a movie screen. The best part, however, for this Peke lover, is that the real star of the film is a Pekingese puppy named Horatio who charmingly plays a pivotal role. Every Peke addict should watch this film. The director did an outstanding job in catching the true Peke personality on film. Horatio is a gorgeous pup with all the Peke "get up and go" toughness that one would expect from a Lion Dog. This film pokes fun at the British police, British class system, British health farms, detectives, and everybody and everything else. It is full of great wit, charm, warmth and intelligence. In short, they don't make movies like this anymore, and the world's much sadder for it!
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