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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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When your past catches up with your present, your future is full of surprises! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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

When Sonny is at the Irish pub, he walks to the right, away from the bar; the shadow of the camera can be seen following him upon the back of the bartender, two patrons at the bar and so forth. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Minister: In reply to the honourable member's question, I can only say... Uhh...
[collapses]
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Ends with "The End . . . OR IS IT?" See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

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My brief review of the film
30 November 2005 | by sol-See all my reviews

An interesting premise is worked on well in this delightful British comedy. It has a number of amusing moments, and Peter Sellers is as good as ever in it. Joan Sims, on the hand, has a tendency to overplay her role, but the performers generally do quite well with their roles. It is a bit slow in the build up, but it is great once it gets moving. Some of the shots are definitely too dark though, even if set at nighttime, in that it is hard to see what is happening. I am not sure what, but something in the lighting set up could have surely been changed. With the plot of foiling the plans of a blackmailer, the different unsuccessful attempts start to get repetitive, but they are still amusing. It is a good film overall, even if a bit of a silly one.


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