Millionaire's son James Burn III (Bob Sherman) just wants to live a life free from responsibility (and work) and the film opens with him taking part in a mass sleep-in outside Windsor ... See full summary »

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Nancy
Bob Sherman ...
James Burn III
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Appleby
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Dobson
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Mr. Lal
Patrick Cargill ...
Dr. Harrison
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James Burn II
Arthur Blake ...
Dan Haydock
Jack Hulbert ...
Sir Hugh Fawcett
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Mrs. Trulove
Fiona Curzon ...
Maureen
Henry McGee ...
Pilkington
Julia Sutton
Bruce Boa ...
Dr. Softman
Barry Wilsher ...
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Millionaire's son James Burn III (Bob Sherman) just wants to live a life free from responsibility (and work) and the film opens with him taking part in a mass sleep-in outside Windsor Castle. His father is not happy with this and hires Nancy (Lulu) to dupe him into leaving his hippy friends and entering the world of work, which she does, bringing him into contact with her own elderly father Dobson played by Wilfrid Hyde-White and a variety of other English eccentrics all played by well-known comic actors. But while doing so Nancy falls for James and they get married. The marriage is quickly on the rocks, though, due to the couple's very different attitudes to life, and James embarks on a series of affairs with, among others, his father's mistress Maureen (Fiona Curzon) who becomes his surrogate wife, Lulu's character having vanished from the film by that stage. A new-look Lulu returns at the end to take James back and renew her efforts to get him to adopt the life of duty and ... Written by Mygon

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James Burn III: How about me buying you a drink? Come on.
Appleby: Fine
James Burn III: [sitting at the bar] What'll you have, beer?
Appleby: What? Beer?
[scoffs]
Appleby: Not beer. No, no no. What, not when I'm off duty. Anything but not beer. Whisky, gin, rum, anything, even something else non alcoholic. Is that whisky? Well, that'll do fine. Cheers!
Appleby: Oh, that's better. Oh that really is more like it. Here, how would you like to drink thousands of gallons of sludge and pretend you like it? It's horrible. It was alright when I started off but then I hate...
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More Than Missing You
Music by Jim Neves
Lyrics by Rowena
Sung by Fiona Curzon
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Typical half decent early '70's British Comedy ?
26 February 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

American V.I.P James burn II finds his son James Burn III (Bob Sherman) leading a giant "sleep-in" that has taken over Windsor Castle. He hires Nancy (Lulu) to get him out of the castle and into work. With the help of her crazy eccentric father, (Wilfred Hyde-White) who believes in working day and night and producing nothing and uses a fantastic astro-telescope for casual bird watching, she does just that ! But James junior believes in "Desire not Fire"..."Sex not Slavery" and soon opts out. From then on, it's a battle: she to get him back to work and the marriage bed... he to avoid work and find as many other beds as possible. These include his father's mistress (fiona Curzon), the aptly named Mrs Truelove (Priscilla Morgan) who gives him bed and board at the local pub, and a nymph's-maniac who can't stop talking (Julia Sutton).

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Lulu, Bob Sherman, Terry Thomas, Wilfred Hyde-White, Spike Milligan, Patrick Cargill, Jack Hulbert, Fiona Curzon.

I only got my hands on this for the Spike Milligan connection and the only version I could get my hands on is a transfer from a Betamax tape (remember those ?!?) onto DVD, so the quality isn't brilliant. This is just one of the many British comedy movies that flooded the cinema in the early '70's and really of any real value if you happen to be a Lulu fan or like me, trying to complete that Spike Milligan movie list. It's not a bad movie, but nothing special so don't expect a DVD reissue anytime soon...


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