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A Weekend with Lulu (1961)

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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Fred Scrutton
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Timothy Gray
Alfred Marks ...
Comte de Grenoble
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Deirdre Proudfoot
Irene Handl ...
Florence Bell
Sidney James ...
Café Patron
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British Tourist
Sydney Tafler ...
Stationmaster
Eugene Deckers ...
Inspector Larue
Graham Stark ...
Chiron
Tutte Lemkow ...
Postman Léon
Judith Furse ...
Mme. Bon-Bon
Denis Shaw ...
Bar Patron
Stuart Hillier ...
Flying Corsican
Andreas Malandrinos ...
Lodge Keeper
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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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You'll Flip Over This "Lulu" of a Comedy! See more »

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10 April 1961 (UK)  »

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Fim de Semana Complicado  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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The last film of Edie Martin. See more »

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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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Hilarious comedy in the "Carry On" tradition
29 April 2007 | by (New Jersey, Earth) – See all my reviews

Nothing funnier than four Brits (two blokes, a bird, and a matron) heading off for a weekend in the English countryside and mistakenly ending up in France, a country which they manage to turn on its head during the Tour de France. The ad executive and his fiancé hoped for a quiet weekend at the seashore in Lulu the caravan (that's a camper for the American reader), towed by his unscrupulous friend driving an ice cream truck (he has 200 wt of ice cream he hopes to sell down at the shore for some side money). Of course, the future mum-in-law invites herself along and her stodginess provides some of the best comedic moments.

Very well crafted film and still funny after all these years. Great cast including Sid James in a small role. Many other faces you'll recognize from the Carry On films, as well.

Shown on TCM on American cable television.


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