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Small Hotel on DVD
No of discs: 1; Year: 1957; Black & White; Comedy; Running Time: approx 57 mins.
Director: David MacDonald.
Cast: Gordon Harker, Marie Lohr, John Loder, Irene Handl, Janet Munro, Billie Whitelaw, Ruth Trouncer, Francis Matthews, Frederick Schiller, Derek Blomfield and Dorothy Bromiley.
Gordon Harker in his penultimate film heads a strong cast, which includes Irene Handl, in a charming comedy that follows the battle between the staff of a none-too-prosperous hotel, and a supervisor eager to make some unpopular changes. The dining room of The Jolly Fiddler has long been presided over by Albert, an aged but very shrewd waiter. A past master of the gentle art of fiddling, he extracts the maximum profit from his job while managing to endear himself to both the customers and staff – until there’s a visit from Mr Finch, a representative from the
chain that owns the hotel. He thinks it’s time Albert was replaced. Finch’s ideas and his manner antagonize both staff and guests, setting off a battle of wills.