This was my introduction to Ronald Fraser. What a lovely actor! I watched this short movie with my mother in the 1960s and thought it the best of the series in which it was screened. It makes a funny yet poignant comment on the expectations of people who nowadays search the Internet to meet their special someone - overweight sixty-year-olds who advertise for partners who are beautiful, slim, under 35, with house car job and no kids.. Arnold is a coal man, with a broken nose and as plain as a coal scuttle. But somehow he must win the love of his pen friend, the glamorous Michelle.
All I can say is, we loved this movie so much that we named our second-hand Morris Oxford after Fraser's character, Arnold, and we have quoted lines from it for the last 40 years.
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