A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings - including a brothel, a gambling den, racing greyhounds, and a sleazy bar - to his eccentric niece Clara Hilton (Dame Margaret Rutherford). ...
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A wealthy old man dies and leaves his holdings - including a brothel, a gambling den, racing greyhounds, and a sleazy bar - to his eccentric niece Clara Hilton (Dame Margaret Rutherford). Clara vows to "clean up" her new establishments, but complications ensue when she visits the crooked gambling den - just as it's being raided by the Police.Written by
Two Lovely Black Eyes
Charles Coborn (1886)
Played and sung by Margaret Rutherford at Mason's during ruckus. See more »
Rutherford and Kenneth Horne deliver well.
When an elderly gentleman dies, he bequeaths his fortune to his maiden niece - "Clara" (Margaret Rutherford). On the outside, a naive old biddy but once she gets to grips wither late uncle's rather extensive - and not always above board - estate, she decides to follow up on his instructions "to look after" those less fortunate and by a combination of shrewdness, honesty - and a fair degree of dumb luck, sets about her tasks. Rutherford is in her element, her jowly expressions and witty delivery keeps this charming little story moving along jovially. Ronald Shiner as "Henry" - her inherited butler soon learns to rather like the old girl, and together they make for quite a formidable pair as they navigate (not always on the same side) the worlds of dog racing, pub management and ladies of ill repute. It's a good, jolly, film that showcases the star, and raises a titter now and again. Watch it is you get a chance, it's harmless fun.
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