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Inn for Trouble (1960)

A London couple apply to run a country inn and discover that someone doesn't want them to make a success of it.

Director:

C.M. Pennington-Richards (as Pennington Richards)

Writers:

Fred Robinson (story), Fred Robinson (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shaun O'Riordan Shaun O'Riordan ... Eddie Larkins
Peggy Mount ... Ada Larkins
Ronan O'Casey ... Jeff Rogers
David Kossoff ... Alf Larkins
Paddi Edwards ... Deirdre
Leslie Phillips ... John Belcher
Arthur Lawrence Arthur Lawrence ... Basil Belcher
Graham Stark ... Charlie (Driver)
Barbara Mitchell Barbara Mitchell ... Hetty Prout
Alan Rolfe Alan Rolfe ... Ted
Fred Robinson Fred Robinson ... Fred
Edward Malin Edward Malin ... Old Charlie
Alan Wheatley ... Harold Gaskin
Stanley Unwin Stanley Unwin ... Farmer
Charles Hawtrey ... Silas Withering
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Storyline

After twenty-five years working at Belcher's Brewery, Alf Larkin is given a pub to manage. But the Earl Osbourne is in trouble, mostly because the Earl himself has by tradition to give his own very quaffable beer away free once a quarter. The Larkins come up with various tricks to gain custom, not realising a proposed new road means the place could soon become a goldmine anyway. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1960 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Charles Hawtrey receives a 'Guest Star' credit. See more »

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Alf Larkin's name is misspelled on the door to his office as Mr. Alfred Larkins. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) See more »

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Mr & Mrs Larkins and family set out to revive an underused pub for Belchers Brewery with hilarious results.
20 January 2008 | by janethesnailSee all my reviews

'Inn For Trouble' is a classic British comedy, with some great cast members, a good plot and loads of laughs, which score full pints with this viewer. Like many films from this period, half the pleasure lies in viewing a vanished world that never existed. Alan Wheatley reprises his role as the Sheriff of Nottingham (1950's TV Adventures of Robin Hood series) but in a suit; Leslie Phillips is the suave brewery owner; Charles Hawtrey is as mad as ever and there are bit parts from such greats as Irene Handl, Esme Cannon and Stanley Unwin. Immortals all! Anyone who doesn't like this film obviously has no sense of humour and has probably only watched it because it was part of a media studies course.


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