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The Hornet's Nest (1955)

 |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  May 1955 (UK)
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In this comedy adventure, a jewel theif hides his latest goods in a deserted barge, but ends up in jail. Two young models then buy the barge, and with the help of two little old ladies, find them and claim the reward.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Carpenter ...
June Thorburn ...
Pat
Marla Landi ...
Terry Savarese
Alexander Gauge ...
Mr. Arnold
Charles Farrell ...
Posh Peterson
Larry Burns ...
Alfie
Christine Silver ...
Becky Crumb
Nora Nicholson ...
Rachael Crumb
Christopher Steele ...
Vicar
Jan Holden ...
Miss Wentworth
Ronnie Stevens ...
Bill, the Photographer
Max Brimmell ...
Staines
Colin Douglas ...
Martin
Wilfred Fletcher ...
Woolgar
Trevor Reid ...
Detective Sergeant Filson
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In this comedy adventure, a jewel theif hides his latest goods in a deserted barge, but ends up in jail. Two young models then buy the barge, and with the help of two little old ladies, find them and claim the reward.

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The "SOS" logo painted on the back of Bob's jacket changes from worn to solid to worn again at various points in the film. See more »

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Posh Peterson: Did you ever see any of the fights I won?
Bob Bartlett: Look, I'm only thirty.
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Pleasant Way To Pass the Time
23 May 2007 | by (Virginia, U.S.) – See all my reviews

"The Hornet's Nest" is the name of the barge, but it also refers to the trouble these young people inadvertently get themselves into. Coming in at just over an hour, this Brit flick can't be blamed if its charms are principally on the surface. There's an "Arsenic and Old Lace" vibe with the lovely elderly ladies watching everything from their windows, and just a hint of that kooky, beatnik ethos of the 50s in the dialog and in those Les Paul guitar licks commenting on the action. Some threads get introduced but never seem to go anywhere (I kept waiting for one of the girls to trot out a nice dinner), but mostly the plot runs fairly linearly from one end to the other. Pleasant writing of not quite memorable lines, competent if not earth-shaking, as repartee goes. You won't hate yourself in the morning for watching this, but it ain't no ten.


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