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British Cinema, Vol. 2: Comedies [2 Discs] [DVD]

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    Carry On Admiral
    The grass is always greener.... In this British comedy, two drunken comrades find out the truth of that saying when they decide to trade places for a while. One of the boozers is a public relations man who knows nothing about sailing, while the other is a captain for the Royal Navy. Riotous comic mayhem ensues as the hapless "captain" tries to run his ship and follow orders. When the bumbling fellow's inadvertence sinks one of the fleet's own ships, he ends up locked in a rubber room until the two manage to extort someone into helping them resume their rightful identities. The film was originally titled The Ship was Loaded, and bears no relation to the popular "Carry On" series. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    The Runaway Bus
    Lantern-jawed British comedian Frankie Howerd, best known to American TV fans as the star of the raucous historical satire Up Pompeii, heads the cast of The Runaway Bus. Howard plays Percy Lamb, a novice bus driver assigned to drive a coach from one London ariport to another. Alas, the city is enveloped in a thick fog, and poor Percy gets lost, along with his half-dozen passengers and a hidden cache of stolen gold. Most of the film's best moments go to Margaret Rutherford as a not-so-sweet old lady and Belinda Lee as a spy-novel addict. Petula Clark, who was already a top recording star in 1954, appears as a perky airline hostess. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Adventures of Sadie
    Sadie (Joan Collins) is marooned on a desert island. Stranded along with Sadie are three men; no, not Gilligan, the Skipper and the Professor, but instead Kenneth More, George Cole and Robertson Hare. The two least likely suitors (Cole and Hare) actively pursue Sadie, while the one she's truly interested in (More) ignores her. When the foursome is rescued, Sadie gets to marry the man of her dreams--only to be shipwrecked again. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Time of His Life
    In this comedy, a snooty socialite is so embarrassed by her father, an ex-con, that she tries to have him sent to Australia. That doesn't work so she locks him in an attic. That doesn't work either. In the end, the father gets a job as the governor's handyman. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Dentist in the Chair
    Gamboling along in a series of sketches without great regard for anything except the next joke, this is a light-minded, unevenly funny comedy by family-oriented director Don Chaffey, put together not long before he began working for Disney studios. At the nexus of the action are David (Bob Monkhouse) and Brian (Ronnie Stevens), two students in the dental school, and Sam (Kenneth Connor) the petty thief who tricks them into selling stolen dental equipment. Humor derives from the antics of the two students after they discover the truth, as Brian the thief poses as a dental student. The usual college staff of deans and secretaries and lecturers throw in extra comic fodder. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • David Tomlinson
      David Tomlinson - Tom Baker
    • Peggy Cummins
      Peggy Cummins - Susan Lashwood
    • Brian Reece
      Brian Reece - Peter Fraser
    • Eunice Gayson
      Eunice Gayson - Jane Godfrey
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      A.E. Matthews - Admiral Godfrey



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