5.9/10
95
5 user

A Touch of the Sun (1956)

Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up for a while he returns to his old hotel which is in financial difficulties.

Director:

Gordon Parry

Writers:

Alfred Shaughnessy (original story), Alfred Shaughnessy (screenplay)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After the nurse who declares that a recent surgical death was a murder dies also, an enigmatic Scotland Yard inspector arrives to investigate.

Director: Sidney Gilliat
Stars: Alastair Sim, Sally Gray, Trevor Howard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Sid and Bernie keep having their amorous intentions snubbed by their girlfriends Joan and Anthea. The boys suggest a camping holiday, secretly intending to take them to a nudist camp. Of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of holidaymakers head for the Spanish resort of Elsbels for a 4-day visit. When they get there, they find the Hotel still hasn't been finished being built, and the weather is awful.... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Certificate: GP Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Henry VIII has just married Marie of Normandy, and is eager to consummate their marriage. Unfortunately for Henry, she is always eating garlic, and refuses to stop. Deciding to get rid of ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khybar pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two teachers, man-hungry Doris and restrained Marian, visit the Yorkshire moors a year after friend Evelyn disappeared there. On a stormy night, they take refuge in the isolated cottage of ... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Arliss
Stars: James Mason, Wilfrid Lawson, Mary Clare
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas
Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas
Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor
Invasion (1965)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An alien spaceship crashes near a rural hospital. When the alien is taken to the hospital, a mysterious force field suddenly appears around it.

Director: Alan Bridges
Stars: Edward Judd, Yôko Tani, Valerie Gearon
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Compassionate look at the troubles of two young newlyweds, whose marriage has yet to be consummated.

Directors: John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Stars: Hayley Mills, Hywel Bennett, Avril Angers
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frankie Howerd ... William Darling
Ruby Murray Ruby Murray ... Ruby
Dennis Price ... Digby Hatchard
Dorothy Bromiley Dorothy Bromiley ... Rose Blake
Katherine Kath Katherine Kath ... Lucienne
Gordon Harker ... Sid
Reginald Beckwith Reginald Beckwith ... Herbert Hardcastle
Pierre Dudan Pierre Dudan ... Louis
Colin Gordon ... Cecil Flick
Richard Wattis ... Purchase
Alfie Bass ... May
Miriam Karlin Miriam Karlin ... Alice Cann
Willoughby Goddard Willoughby Goddard ... Golightly
Aïché Nana Aïché Nana ... Belly Dancer (as Aiché Nana)
George Margo George Margo ... Howard Cann
Edit

Storyline

Willie is a hall porter who is left a fortune but after living it up for a while he returns to his old hotel which is in financial difficulties.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1956 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Auringon kosketus See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ruby Murray receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Soundtracks

O'Malley's Tango
Written by Eric Spear (uncredited)
as recorded on Columbia Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Delightful British Farce!
16 September 2005 | by xmasparty_2003See all my reviews

Despite somewhat low vote averages, this classic Frankie Howerd film is one of the better 1950s British farces. Howerd, playing a hotel concierge, inherits a sum of money, and decides to use it for a holiday in the south of France. All manner of hilarious debacles follow, leading Howerd to the conclusion that he was better off in the first place.

Among some of the better character parts are performed by Ruby Murray, one of Ireland's greatest pop singers of the 1950s, Dennis Price (The Pure Hell of St Trinians), Alfie Bass (Are You Being Served?), and John Vere (Hancock's Half Hour). Alfred Shaughnessy's script is sharp and witty, and most of the humor holds to the present.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed