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French Dressing (1964)

A drab little English seaside town tries to improve its image - and increase its revenues - by holding a film festival. When a famous continental star agrees to attend, things get out of hand.

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Henry Liggott
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Françoise Fayol
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A drab little English seaside town tries to improve its image - and increase its revenues - by holding a film festival. When a famous continental star agrees to attend, things get out of hand.

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Ken Russell had a miserable time making the film, later saying that the title was "just about the dirtiest word in the business" and fully expecting that he would never be asked to direct for the cinema again. He admitted that it wasn't very funny, but said that it did have a quality of poetic melancholy which he was quite pleased with. See more »

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Featured in Sunday Night: Don't Shoot the Composer (1966) See more »

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Colonel Bogey
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Music by Kenneth Alford
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All at sea
9 October 2016 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This presumed comedy starts off reasonably well and has a few entertaining moments but they are few and far between.One can see the embryo talent of Ken Russell at work with lots of quirky moments.However one of the basic problems is the script.When you see numerous credited writers you know that there were problems with the film..Additionally the film has essentially non acting leading lady in Alita Naughton.It is little surprise that she had a very short acting career.Surprising that they couldn't get an experienced actress to play the part.In the acting stakes Marisa Nell is quite good at.buying her image.Roy Kinnear gives good support to leading actor James Booth.Associated British who released this film didn't have much luck with seaside comedies.The Punch and Judy Man wad also a box office disappointment for them despite the fact that it starred Tony Hancock.


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