Five comedy vignettes: 1) Churchill, 2) Swinging London, 3) Tailors, 4) Stately Homes, 5) Tailors.

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Five comedy vignettes: 1) Churchill, 2) Swinging London, 3) Tailors, 4) Stately Homes, 5) Tailors.

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As funny as Monty Python
16 November 2003 | by (Erlangen, Germany) – See all my reviews

Despite his funny performance in "Catch-22", I never quite considered Orson Welles a comedian. "London", which consists of five segments, changed my mind. It opens with a compilation of quotes by Winston Churchill. Very funny, but nothing compared to the rest, as the other episodes would make Monty Python go green with envy. The funniest segment is 'Swinging London'. Can you imagine Orson Welles as a dancing bobby, a one-man-band or the Chinese owner of a strip club? Well, 'Swinging London' has him not only in these three roles, but also in drag: as a disgruntled housewife and as a woman selling violets - and filthy postcards. It's just plain hilarious. Too bad that the sound of the middle segment ('Four Clubmen', all played by Welles, of course) is lost, but that one looks funny, too.


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