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Time, Gentlemen, Please! (1952)

Approved | | Comedy | 2 September 1953 (USA)
Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the village of Little Hayhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan ... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis Gilbert

Writers:

R.J. Minney (novel), Val Valentine (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Byrne ... Dan Dance
Jane Barrett ... Sally
Robert Brown ... Bill Jordan
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... Sir Digby Montague
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Miss Mouncey
Hermione Baddeley ... Emma Stebbins
Dora Bryan ... Peggy Stebbins
Thora Hird ... Alice Crouch
Ivor Barnard ... Timothy Crouch
Sidney James ... Eric Hace
Edie Martin ... Mary Wade
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Joseph Spink
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Round
Marianne Stone ... Mrs. Pincer
Patrick McAlinney ... Rev. Soater
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Storyline

Because of its high productivity and "almost" 100 per cent employment, the village of Little Hayhoe, England is expecting a visit from the Prime Minister. The "almost" is because of Dan Dance (Eddie Byrne), an old rogue who would rather drink and philosophize than work. The Village Council are determined to have a perfect record so they connive to have the old man put into the alms-house which has been unoccupied for many years, where he must abide by rules laid down 400 years ago. A new Vicar arrives and discovers that, because of the circumstances created by the Council, Dan Dance is entitled to 6,000 pounds a year at the expense of the village. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

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Trivia

A nearby town to village of Little Hayhoe in this story is called Newton Crosby. Coincidentally, Newton Crosby was later the name of the leading character played by Steve Guttenberg in the film Short circuit (1986). See more »

Quotes

Miss Mouncey: Talking of vagabonds, something must be done about Daniel Dance before the visit.
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Connections

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Colonel Bogey
(uncredited)
Music by Kenneth Alford
Heard when Prime Minister's car arrrives
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Eddie Byrne's starring role
18 January 2020 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Eddie Byrne,that reliable character actor,gets his chance to star in this charming comedy for Group 3,an independent film company set up to find jobs for aspiring film technicians.It has a funny script and a great cast.It shows what could be done on a small budget,albeit that the director is Lewis Gilbert.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nothing to Lose See more »

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Production Co:

Group 3 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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