A little Gem of British Comedy!
Mandyjam from Australia
1 August 2005
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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