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Best of British: Comedy (1961)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5060082510311
Released: 23rd October 2006
Release type: Deleted
No. of Discs: 3
Catalogue No: ODNFB006
Category: Feature, Modern Classic
Format: DVD / Box Set
Best of British: Comedy (1961) (Box Set) (Deleted)


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Film information

Story: Box set featuring three classic comedies from the golden age of British cinema. 'A Date With a Dream' (1948) is a musical comedy in which four war-time performers have a reunion and decide to re-form as a nightclub act. In 'Double Bunk' (1961), when newly weds Jack (Ian Carmichael) and Peggy (Janette Scott) face eviction, they are duped into taking refuge in a run down houseboat. After rebuilding the engine, along with their friends Sid (Sid James) and Sandra (Liz Fraser), they decide to move to a better location. However, as fog descends they lose all sense of direction and end up in France without fuel and supplies. Fortunately they find their landlord's yacht moored nearby but have to resort to desperate actions when he makes any help to get back home conditional on a race back across the Channel. Finally, 'It's a Grand Life' (1953), which was director John Blakeley's final film, stars Frank Randle as a shifty private in the army where resilient working-class characters are found thumbing their collective noses at authority. Co-stars Diana Dors.

Starring: Sid James, Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Len Lowe, Dana Young, Liz Fraser, Wally Patch, Mick Brennan, Terry Thomas, Vic Lewis, Jennifer Jayne, Jeannie Carson, Ida Patlanski, John Blythe, Norman Wisdom, Joey Porter, Irene Handl, Anthony Hulme, Frank Randle, Alf Dean, Noel Purcell, Diana Dors, Julia Lang, Naunton Wayne, Winifred Atwell, Harry Green, Bill Shine, Dennis Price, Reginald Beckwith

Directed by: Dicky Leeman, C.M. Pennington-Richards, John E. Blakeley

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Screenbound Pictures Limited

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