With his life crumbling around him in a dingy holiday camp, middle-aged female impersonator, Sherry.Sheridan stays rooted in the past,but will his son Alan, and long-suffering wife Mary, stay with him?

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Christopher Hodson

Writers:

Kevin Laffan (original story), Kevin Laffan (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reg Varney ... Sherry Sheridan
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ... Mary Sheridan
Lee Montague ... Charlie Green
Jean Harvey Jean Harvey ... Emma
David Lincoln David Lincoln ... Ron
George Sweeney ... Dai
Clare Sutcliffe Clare Sutcliffe ... Glad
Penny Spencer Penny Spencer ... Eunice
Michael Hadley Michael Hadley ... Alan Sheridan
Bill Dean ... Bert
Reginald Marsh Reginald Marsh ... Fred
Karen Kessey Karen Kessey ... May
Johnny Briggs ... Millet
Geoffrey Chater ... Rev. Thorn
Clare Kelly Clare Kelly ... Mrs. Thorn
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With his life crumbling around him in a dingy holiday camp, middle-aged female impersonator, Sherry.Sheridan stays rooted in the past,but will his son Alan, and long-suffering wife Mary, stay with him?

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Ron: If Hughie.Greene saw him he would spew up.
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References Opportunity Knocks (1956) See more »

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Perhaps not the very best, but not so bad as that...
25 February 2001 | by cerdoSee all my reviews

I have to disagree with the earlier comments on this film. Having idly switched on the telly when I ought to have been doing something else, I found myself unable to switch off as Reg Varney's performance as the tragi-comic Sherry impressed me more with each scene. The combination of comedy and drama worked very well, to my taste, being written and performed with real empathy and what-not.

I particularly enjoyed the horrid owner of the caravan park where Sherry has been living and working - in one scene she has overheard Sherry's wife and her lover planning to run away together, and, rather than breaking it to Sherry in a kindly fashion, she simply tells him to move out of his two-bed caravan so that she can have it : he protests that the other caravan has only one bed, to which she replies, "Well, you'll only be needing one bed now that your wife is leaving you."

The scene where Sherry and his wife (Diana Coupland) go to tea with their son's upper-class fiancee and her parents is a classic unravelling of self-conceit under pressure, and quite painfully funny. (A very young Jane Seymour plays the part of the fiancee).

I found the ending a little anti-climactic, but on the whole "The Best Pair of Legs..." might not be the very best film of all time, but it really wasn't that bad either.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1973 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Best Pair of Legs in the Business See more »

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Sunny Productions Ltd. See more »
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