Around the turn of the century, in England, alcoholic Uncle Willie is the bane of his family, of which his brother-in-law (Cecil Parker) is the family spokesman. It is decided to let Uncle ...
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Around the turn of the century, in England, alcoholic Uncle Willie is the bane of his family, of which his brother-in-law (Cecil Parker) is the family spokesman. It is decided to let Uncle Willie buy a bicycle shop in order to impress Virginia van Stuyden, an American heiress in love with Frank. This pleases Uncle Willie's young nephew, Charles, (who also serves as a commentator throughout the film.) Complications arise when stuffy lord, Sir George Probus, at whose home Virginia is staying, becomes stuffy-Brit shocked when she attends a carnival. Virginia is also irked because Frank isn't more manly. They nearly all turn up at a convalescent home, where Uncle Willie brings the young lovers together, and announces that milk will be his only beverage-of-choice in the future.Written by
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10 years after making this movie the little red haired boy, played by Peter Asher, would knock The Beatles out of number 1 as half of Peter and Gordon, doing Paul McCartney's song "world Without Love". Paul was dating Peter's sister Jane Asher. See more »
Looking at the filmography of Donald Wolfitt I cannot see that he appeared in another comedy.Perhaps having viewed this film he decided that he better stick to drama.Any film starring him and Cecil Parker must have its bright moments.However they are lumbered with a rather unfunny script and a truly awful child actor in Peter Asher.I can think of very few films where actors talking direct to the audience works.To entrust such a daunting task to such a young and inexperienced actor is courting disaster.So it is little surprise when it falls flat on its face.The best aspect of this film is the Technicolor photography,though some of the process shots are rather dire.
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