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Here Comes the Sun (1946)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bud Flanagan Bud Flanagan ... Corona Flanagan
Chesney Allen Chesney Allen ... Ches Allen
Elsa Tee Elsa Tee ... Helen Blare
Joss Ambler Joss Ambler ... Bradshaw
Dick Francis Dick Francis ... Governor
John Dodsworth John Dodsworth ... Roy Lucas
Gus McNaughton ... Barrett
Roddy Hughes Roddy Hughes ... Simpson
Horace Kenney Horace Kenney ... Gatekeeper
Edie Martin ... Mrs. Galloway
Peter Bernard Peter Bernard ... The Barker
Harry Terry Harry Terry ... Bill
Iris Kirkwhite Iris Kirkwhite ... Ballet (as The Iris Kirkwhite Dancers)
A.A. Harris A.A. Harris ... The Judge
Ernest Sefton Ernest Sefton ... Usher
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Comedy | Musical

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1946 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Katadikos me to stanio See more »

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John Baxter Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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You'll Never Miss Your Mother
Written by Bud Flanagan
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Lovable Knockabout Nonsense With Flanagan And Allen
7 January 1999 | by stryker-5See all my reviews

This may not be the most substantial film ever made. Indeed, in one sense it isn't a 'film' at all, being a loosely-linked collection of Flanagan & Allen stage routines, rather than a work conceived for the cinema. But for all that, it is a hugely enjoyable jumble of nonsense.

Charlie Wallace, a golden-hearted businessman, dies and leaves a will. His evil business partner, James Bradshaw, produces a phoney will which enables him to inherit all the goodies, including a newspaper company. The paper's horse racing tipster, "Corona" Flanagan, smells a rat and resolves to find the original will.

The film is fascinating because it captures a moribund art form and records it forever - the variety music hall act. Flanagan, the comic in his trade mark battered boater, and Allen, the handsome straight man, are supported by deliciously old-fashioned "turns" like Peter The Boy Soloist and the Iris Kirkwhite Dancers. There are liberal sprinklings of Flanagan & Allen patter routines. These may jar somewhat on the modern ear, with their rhythmic repetitions and stilted construction, but they should be seen as the swan-song of a venerable tradition. No fewer than seven stage routines can be discerned, embedded in the film's notional plot.

The name of Bud Flanagan will forever be associated with tuneful, sentimental songs, and this film contains four excellent numbers: Flanagan's own compositions "Linger A While" and "You'll Never Miss Your Mother", and Ivor Mendelssohn's "Tomorrow Is A Beautiful Day" and the theme song, "Here Comes The Sun".

No matter that the storyline is rudimentary and the acting unrealistic - "Here Comes The Sun" is a delightful glimpse into a form of entertainment that was dying even as it was being filmed.


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