On the 27th July, two valuable early Peter Sellers performances, rescued from obscurity, are to be shown at BFI Southbank, London.
These screenings have been timed to coincide with the BFI DVD release of these classic early Peter Sellers performances.
Both films provide an important insight into British comedy history and, specifically, chart the beginnings of Sellers' rise to stardom. Penny Points to Paradise, filmed in 1951, sees all the Goons beside the seaside in a cheap and cheerful comic escapade climaxing in a Brighton waxworks. Let's Go Crazy, shot around the same time, is a ramshackle but entertaining selection of variety turns, with memorable performances from Spike Milligan and particularly Sellers, playing multiple roles, from Guiseppe, a waiter exasperated by demands for 'boiled beef and carrots', to an anarchic mock-Groucho Marx.