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Raising a Riot (1955)

Tony Kent returns after a 3 years in the Navy to find his children are strangers. When his wife suddenly called away Tony takes his brood to his father's windmill home where he tries to bond with Peter, Anne, and Fusty among misadventures.

Director:

Wendy Toye

Writers:

Ian Dalrymple (adaptation), Ian Dalrymple (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth More ... Tony Kent
Shelagh Fraser ... Mary Kent (as Shelagh Frazer)
Mandy Miller Mandy Miller ... Anne Kent (as Mandy)
Gary Billings Gary Billings ... Peter Kent
Fusty Bentine Fusty Bentine ... Fusty Kent
Ronald Squire ... Grampy
Olga Lindo Olga Lindo ... Aunt Maud
Lionel Murton Lionel Murton ... Harry
Mary Laura Wood Mary Laura Wood ... Jacqueline
Jan Miller Jan Miller ... Sue
Nora Nicholson ... Miss Pettigrew
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Mrs. Buttons (as Anita Bolster)
Michael Bentine Michael Bentine ... The Professor
Dorothy Dewhurst Dorothy Dewhurst ... Mary's Mother
Robin Brown Robin Brown ... Junior
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Tony Kent returns after a 3 years in the Navy to find his children are strangers. When his wife suddenly called away Tony takes his brood to his father's windmill home where he tries to bond with Peter, Anne, and Fusty among misadventures.

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More laughs than ever! A showman's picture for Showmen!!

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1957 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Ferien mit Papa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the Kent family return to their town house, Fusty (played by Fusty Bentine) is holding a toy Bumbly. Fusty was the real-life daughter of Michael Bentine (who plays The Professor), creator, writer, and star of the 1954 children's television series The Bumblies. See more »

Soundtracks

Where, Oh Where Has My Little Dog Gone?
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Traditional
Arranged by Bruce Montgomery
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Forgotten family fun classic
24 April 2017 | by tim-oliverSee all my reviews

I saw this rare film theatrically on a re-release in the late 1960's and loved it. Well, I was about the same age as the boy in the film, so I really connected to the characters. I remember the wonderful vivid colour photography and overall fun story of a family (without mom) having multiple disasters on holiday in an old windmill. I think I may have seen this on BBC TV once in the 1970's, but that was it. The film appears to have completely disappeared. I wonder why? Anyway, I recommend it if you ever have a chance to see it. Kenneth More delivers as always, as does the entire cast. I do have an unofficial DVD from an old VHS copy of an old VHS recording and can only dream of seeing it properly again remastered in HD.


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