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Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop (1954)

Isn't Life Wonderful! (original title)
Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 10 November 1954 (USA)
Around the turn of the century, in England, alcoholic Uncle Willie is the bane of his family, of which his brother-in-law (Cecil Parker) is the family spokesman. It is decided to let Uncle ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cecil Parker ...
Father
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Mother
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Uncle Willie
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Charles
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Aunt Kate
Dianne Foster ...
Virginia van Stuyden
Robert Urquhart ...
Frank
Russell Waters ...
Green
Cecil Trouncer ...
Dr. Barsmith
Philip Stainton ...
Dr. Mason
Edwin Styles ...
Bamboula
Arthur Young ...
Sir George Probus
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Lady Probus
Alec Finter ...
Uncle Richard
Cicely Paget-Bowman ...
Aunt Theo
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Around the turn of the century, in England, alcoholic Uncle Willie is the bane of his family, of which his brother-in-law (Cecil Parker) is the family spokesman. It is decided to let Uncle Willie buy a bicycle shop in order to impress Virginia van Stuyden, an American heiress in love with Frank. This pleases Uncle Willie's young nephew, Charles, (who also serves as a commentator throughout the film.) Complications arise when stuffy lord, Sir George Probus, at whose home Virginia is staying, becomes stuffy-Brit shocked when she attends a carnival. Virginia is also irked because Frank isn't more manly. They nearly all turn up at a convalescent home, where Uncle Willie brings the young lovers together, and announces that milk will be his only beverage-of-choice in the future. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Flat Tires and Broken Romances! (original poster)

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Comedy | Romance

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10 November 1954 (USA)  »

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Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop  »

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10 years after making this movie the little red haired boy, played by Peter Asher, would knock The Beatles out of number 1 as half of Peter and Gordon, doing Paul McCartney's song "world Without Love". Paul was dating Peter's sister Jane Asher. See more »

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Isn't Life Wonderful!
Written by Phil Park
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Well produced Edwardian family comedy
17 April 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

Very well produced with nice three strip Technicolor scenes. Edwardian costumes and settings contribute to overall period look and feel of film. This was also a film which was a springboard for the neglected Dianne Foster who came to America under contract to Columbia soon after completing this film


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