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A Private Function (1984)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  11 March 1985 (USA)
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1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Forbes, Wormold's Landlady
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Preston Sutcliff (as Philip Wileman)
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1947 in a small town in England. The war has been won two years ago, but there's still rationing of meat. When princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party. They want to slaughter an illegally raised pig for this event. Unfortunately someone steals the pig. Written by Anonymous

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Vicious, Delicious and Tasteless.

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Función privada  »

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Debut produced movie screenplay of television writer Alan Bennett. See more »

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Morris Wormold the Meat Inspector: My experience has been, Mrs Forbes, that when people say they are only human, it's because they have been making beasts of themselves.
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Referenced in Comedy Connections: Ripping Yarns (2008) See more »

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Rose of England
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Played on piano by Maggie Smith
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Now restored to pristine glory on DVD
31 March 2003 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

Full anamorphic widescreen, DTS and Dolby sound plus an audio narration by Alan Bennett, Malcolm Mowbray (director) and Michael Palin. Gorgeous! It's taken many years for Anchor Bay to get this film on DVD, but now I can relegate my VHS to the bin. The sound is so clear not you can hear all those one-liners clearly again!


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