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A Weekend with Lulu (1961)

 |  Comedy  |  10 April 1961 (UK)
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Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Monkhouse ...
Fred Scrutton
Timothy Gray
Alfred Marks ...
Comte de Grenoble
Deirdre Proudfoot
Irene Handl ...
Florence Bell
Sidney James ...
Café Patron
British Tourist
Sydney Tafler ...
Eugene Deckers ...
Inspector Larue
Graham Stark ...
Tutte Lemkow ...
Postman Léon
Judith Furse ...
Mme. Bon-Bon
Denis Shaw ...
Bar Patron
Stuart Hillier ...
Flying Corsican
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Lodge Keeper


Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone.

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10 April 1961 (UK)  »

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Fim de Semana Complicado  »

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Florence Bell: Look, none of your filthy French tricks.
[the dog yaps]
Florence Bell: Be quiet, Gaylord! You just take us back to Folkestone
railway worker: [speaking French] Comment?
Florence Bell: It's you that's common! You take us back to Folkestone else I'll write to British Railways. It's coming to something... first they take you to where you don't want to go, then they keep putting the fares up!
railway worker: You've got to come with me, Madame
Florence Bell: I will not come with you. You'll have to learn control, you French. You won't catch me putting my nose outside this ...
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Amusing, Fun British Comedy
30 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Basically a story about Tim (Leslie Phillips), who wants to spend quality time with his girl Dierdre (the very pretty Shirley Eaton). He rents "Lulu", which is a trailer hitched to an ice cream truck driven by Fred (Bob Monkhouse). Tim's plans are hampered when Dierdre's mom Florence (Irene Handl) comes along for the ride, her being stuffy and wary of Tim. They head to the seashore but take a wrong turn and end up on a freight train, where they are soon in France. What follows is a screwball comedy about how they are looking to get home. They end up having to dodge the police, stealing to get petrol and being in the middle of situations (including interrupting the Tour de France!). This is a fun, non-offensive comedy with good acting from these comedy legends, especially Irene Handl. While not essential, it puts a smile on your face and keeps your interest. If you like vintage British comedy, this will be definitely worth your time.

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