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For anyone who is wondering, this movie is an attractively photographed
film in still-crisp colour ("by Technicolor") that can be summed up as
England's answer to "Life with Father".
That is to say, stuffy-character actor Cecil Parker plays the lovably opinionated, semi-tyrannical head of a household. He has only one child, a son, but has also to deal with his extended family's black sheep Uncle Willie, played by Donald Wolfit (who steals the picture, such as it is).
The film (set in 1902) benefits from lavish production detail, period costumes and sets, but suffers from the "fourth wall" breaking narration of 10 year old Peter Asher (fashion model and actress Jane Asher's brother). He isn't especially engaging as a performer, sad to say.
Episodic and not very funny, but also short enough to be possibly worth a look on a rainy weekend at home.
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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