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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 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 Alan Wheatley ... Harold Gaskin
Stanley Unwin Stanley Unwin ... Farmer
Charles Hawtrey ... Silas Withering
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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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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1960 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Final featured role for Graham Moffatt. He had an uncredited bit in a 1963 film and died in 1965. See more »

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The above entry is incorrect as the closing credits list the whole family as 'Larkins', albeit as Alf Larkins and are called Larkins throughout the film. See more »

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Spun-off from The Larkins (1958) See more »

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A Pint Of Good Humour & A Shot And A Half Of Merriment...
27 April 2018 | by Stephen AbellSee all my reviews

Twenty-five years working for Belcher's brewery has seen Pa Larkin work his way up to manager of the labelling department. Though, due to tradition, he is about to be offered the chance to run a Public House of his own. However, there's only one pub available at this time... and nobody drinks in it. Resolving to make it a success, Pa packs up his family and moves out to the countryside.

This is one clever little film, filled with great characters and a decent storyline, which unfolds at a steady pace to the climax. You find out the reason for the villager's disinterest in the pub and why a rival brewery is so keen to purchase the money pit of an inn.

Though it's Peggy Mount as the irascible Ma Larkin who steals the show, the rest of the cast do well with their portrayals. Ronan O'Casey as the Canadian Jeff Rodgers does a brilliant drunk in the drinking game. Leslie Phillips adds a touch of class and poshness as Brewery owner John Belcher. And Gerald Campion as the stoic and straight-faced George, who doesn't even break into a smile when he's happy. It's these little things and more which makes this an enjoyable movie to watch.

If you have a Sunday afternoon free, after enjoying a hearty dinner, you couldn't do much better than putting your feet up and giving this flick a watch. It's a nice lighthearted way to let your food settle - especially if you have a pint of the old amber nectar to hand.


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