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Bees in Paradise (1944)

DURING WWII, A PLANE CRASHES ON AN ISLAND FULL OF DOMINATING FEMALES, AND THE ANTICS BEGIN !

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Complete credited cast:
... Arthur Tucker
Anne Shelton ... Rouana
... Peter Lovell
Max Bacon ... Max Adler
Ronald Shiner ... Ronald Wild
... Jani
... The Queen
... Almura
Beatrice Varley ... Moagga
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DURING WWII, A PLANE CRASHES ON AN ISLAND FULL OF DOMINATING FEMALES, AND THE ANTICS BEGIN !

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20 March 1944 (UK)  »

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Elas Estão como Querem  »

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1.37 : 1
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The quote, "That way madness lies," is from William Shakespeare's "'King Lear", Act 3, Scene 4. See more »

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At the end of the film, Rouana calls out to Arthur from a rock "Hey! Wait for me!", but her lips do not move. See more »

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I'M A WOLF ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE
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Written by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin
Sung by Arthur Askey
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Just a feeling
22 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

It's just a feeling, but I've always thought that most of Arthur Askey's detractors are probably woefully unfamiliar with his work. Askey's top-billing is often misleading, he is only a component, the pretty girls and dashing men are just as important; arguably AA needs them more than they need him - they could find work anywhere, but his man-child wouldn't be funny without them to play against. His willingness to work with artistes of equal talent shows both a confidence in his own abilities and an awareness of his limitations. With the exception of The Ghost Train, Askey's films fall into two categories: half-forgotten and forgotten, Bees in Paradise landing firmly and unfairly into the latter. It's tightly written, wonderfully played and has some charming songs; despite it's obscurity, if you've never seen an Askey picture, it could well be the one to start with. But be warned, you may find yourself less cynical and more alive afterwards.


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