A collection of ten British comedy films on three discs.
ALL IN GOOD FUN (1955)
Director: James M. Anderson. Stars: Bob Monkhouse, John Bunny, Charles Chaplin.
Comedy Compilation of film comedy from its earliest days to the golden age of slapstick.
Introduced by Bob Monkhouse.
Includes Max Linder, Tontolini, John Bunny, Ford Sterling Marie Dressler, Fred Mace, The Keystone Cops, Mack Sennett and Chaplin.
INN FOR TROUBLE (1960)
Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards. Stars: Peggy Mount, David Kossoff, Leslie Phillips.
Peggy Mount and David Kossoff star as Ada and Alf Larkin in this big screen version of the hugely popular 1950s TV comedy ‘The Larkins’. The Larkin family takes over a run-down country public house, “The Earl Osbourne”, but their efforts to rejuvenate business are impeded by the long-standing tradition of free beer being distributed by the local Earl.
DENTIST IN THE CHAIR (1960)
Director: Don Chaffey. Stars: Bob Monkhouse, Peggy Cummins, Kenneth Connor, Eric Barker.
Student David makes a big mistake of falling in love with the Dean’s niece Peggy and he may have just made Britain’s ‘Most Wanted’ list too, by getting accidentally involved with stolen goods from a bungling crook!
TWO ON THE TILES (1951)
Director: John Guillermin. Stars: Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott, Brenda Bruce.
A married couple both face temptations while separated for a few days. The husband meets an attractive female fellow traveler in Paris while the wife accidentally spends a night aboard a Royal Navy ship with a male friend after she is stranded following a party.
AND THE SAME TO YOU (1960)
Stars: Brian Rix, William Hartnell, Leo Franklyn.
British comic farce featuring performances by Sid James and Tommy Cooper. Brian Rix plays Dickie Dreadnought, the boxing-mad nephew of pious clergyman Reverend Sydney Mullet (Leo Franklyn). Dickie embarks on an elaborate plan to keep his budding boxing career a secret,
CARRY ON ADMIRAL (1957)
Director: Val Guest. Stars: David Tomlinson, Peggy Cummins, Brian Reece.
After a hard night’s drinking, the Assistant to the First Sea Lord and a new ship’s captain accidentally swap clothes and are mistaken for one another! Now the Captain must help handle the reorganising of the entire navy while the hapless assistant must run a fully armed warship.
CRAZY DAYS (1962)
Director: James M. Anderson. Narrated by Hughie Green. Made in 1962.
Scenes from the silent era greats, including Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin plus many more.
Director: John E. Blakeley. Stars: Norman Evans, Nat Jackley, Dan Young.
Demobbed from the army Nat, Norman and Dan get new jobs, solve a crime and stage a concert party.
LIFETIME OF COMEDY (1960)
Writer: Sidney Stone. A compilation of comedy sketches from comedy kings Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Danny Kaye & Bing Crosby
TELL ME ANOTHER (1976)
Filmed with Dick Hills and a live studio audience. A comedy compilation of stories from Norman Wisdom, Arthur Askey, Jim Dale, Jimmy Jewel, Ted Ray, Roy Hudd, Spike Milligan, Reg Varney, Leslie Phillips, Terry Scott, Thora Hird, Warren Mitchell & Peggy Mount.
THE SILENT COMICS – A short documentary reflecting on the timeless works of silent comics Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Ben Turpin.