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Make Me an Offer (1955)

Charlie as a boy on a trip to the local museum, falls in love with a green portland vase (wedgewood), and decides that this is his quest in life to find it. So as a grown up he is still ... See full summary »

Director:

Cyril Frankel

Writers:

W.P. Lipscomb (screenplay), Wolf Mankowitz (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Finch ... Charlie
Adrienne Corri ... Nicky
Rosalie Crutchley ... Bella
Finlay Currie ... Abe Sparta
Meier Tzelniker Meier Tzelniker ... Wendl
Ernest Thesiger ... Sir John
Wilfrid Lawson ... Charlie's Father
Anthony Nicholls ... Auctioneer
Alfie Bass ... Fred Frames
Guy Middleton ... Armstrong
Vic Wise Vic Wise ... Sweeting
Mark Baker Mark Baker ... Mindel
Jane Wenham Jane Wenham ... Dobbie
Richard O'Sullivan ... Charlie as a Boy
John Godden John Godden ... Charlie's Son
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Charlie as a boy on a trip to the local museum, falls in love with a green portland vase (wedgewood), and decides that this is his quest in life to find it. So as a grown up he is still searching, does he achieve his goal though ? Written by jack robson

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based on novel | group 3 | See All (2) »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faça-me uma oferta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Group 3 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Charlie: You warn kids about crossing the road. Why don't you warn 'em about getting into the antique business?
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Version of BBC Play of the Month: Make Me an Offer (1966) See more »

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Dull Comedy in variable colour
1 May 2012 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

It is quite clear that the producers set out to imitate the Ealing comedies.Each character has his or her own eccentricities and is played by one of that reliable band of character actors.Alas even they are unable to breathe life into a moribund script.On the one hand there is Peter Finch trying hopelessly to find the right way to play his character.then on the other hand there is Adrienne Corri who is doing her best at elfin charm but failing miserably.The Eastman colour is quite strange.Early in the film the actors are washed out and then they turn a shade of orange.In the scene where we first see Adrienne Corrie the scenery seems more blue than green.All in all a truly forgettable film.


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