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Best of British Comedy (1963)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5060082517303
Released: 24th October 2011
Release type: Deleted
No. of Discs: 3
Catalogue No: ODNFB025
Category: Feature, Modern Classic
Format: DVD / Box Set
Best of British Comedy (1963) (Box Set) (Deleted)


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Film information

Story: Triple bill of British comedies from the 1950s and '60s. In 'The Battle of the Sexes' (1959) American businesswoman Angela Barrows (Constance Cummings) is sent by her company to Edinburgh and, while there, meets Robert MacPherson (Robert Morley), a company manager who has just inherited his father's textile business and wants her advice on updating it to modern standards. Before long Angela is introducing all sorts of new-fangled ideas and the employees, scandalised that they have to work under a female boss, turn to Mr Martin (Peter Sellers), who promises to lead the fight against the interloper. In 'Ladies Who Do' (1963) a group of charladies, led by Mrs Merryweather (Dandy Nicholls), speculate on the stockmarkets, using information gleaned from tips they find in office wastepaper baskets. In 'The Boy Who Stole a Million' (1960) 12-year-old Paco (Maurice Reyna) is a runner at a Valencia bank. When the taxi belonging to his father, Miguel (Virgilio Teixeira), needs repairing, Paco decides to 'borrow' money from the bank to pay for the costs, meaning his father will be able to work during an upcoming festival. However, the bank soon discovers money is missing and pursues Paco in an effort to get it back. A gangster mob also joins in on the chase, making the situation more dangerous for Paco.

Starring: Peter Sellers, Robert Morley, Constance Cummings, Peggy Mount, Miriam Karlin, Dandy Nichols, Virgilio Teixeira, Maurice Reyna, Marianne Benet, Harold Kasket

Cinematographer: Freddie Francis, Geoffrey Faithfull, Douglas Slocombe

Directed by: Charles Crichton, C.M. Pennington-Richards

Music by: Stanley Black, Ron Goodwin, Tristram Cary

Produced by: Monja Danischewsky, George H. Brown

Written by: Monja Danischewsky, Michael Pertwee, Charles Crichton, Niels West-Larsen

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Screenbound Pictures Limited

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