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Your Past Is Showing (1957)

The Naked Truth (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 18 December 1957 (France)
A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims.

Director:

Mario Zampi

Writers:

Michael Pertwee (original story), Michael Pertwee (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry-Thomas ... Lord Mayley
Peter Sellers ... Sonny Macgregor
Peggy Mount ... Flora Ransom
Shirley Eaton ... Melissa Right
Dennis Price ... Nigel Dennis
Georgina Cookson ... Lady Mayley
Joan Sims ... Ethel Ransom
Miles Malleson ... Rev. Bastable
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Porter
Moultrie Kelsall ... Mactavish (scenes deleted)
Bill Edwards ... Bill Murphy
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Paunchy Old Man
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Gunsmith
John Stuart ... Police Inspector
David Lodge ... Policeman
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Storyline

Nigel Dennis publishes a scandal magazine. But for each story he writes, he first approaches the person whose scandalous behavior is described (or rather implied, to avoid any libel suit) and says he will suppress the story in return for money. Several of his victims first decide individually to kill him instead of paying, but fail in amusing ways. Then they find that to protect their various secrets they must now join forces for a rather different purpose... Written by Anonymous

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The gayest, maddest mob of murderers this side of Lavender Hill! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1957 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Your Past Is Showing See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

Terry Thomas' character blinks twice as Joan Sims backs into him in spite of him being unconscious. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Minister: In reply to the honourable member's question, I can only say... Uhh...
[collapses]
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Crazy Credits

Ends with "The End . . . OR IS IT?" See more »

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Very funny. Very funny.
3 May 2002 | by Bill-350See all my reviews

There are few films (these days) that make you laugh out loud and laugh hilariously. This film is one of them. "Pay my blackmail or I publish in a month" is the magazine publisher's standard line. The characters who react to this blackmail are varied, amusing and unique.We need this film to be available on video.


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