Bees In Paradise. Image shows left to right: Rouana (Anne Shelton), Arthur Tucker (Arthur Askey)
Bees In Paradise

Bees In Paradise

  • 1944 film

Four British airmen crash onto a desert island run as a new world civilisation where men are not permitted. Stars Arthur Askey, Anne Shelton, Peter Graves, Jean Kent, Max Bacon and more.

Bees In Paradise. Image shows left to right: Jani (Jean Kent), Arthur Tucker (Arthur Askey)

Key details

Arthur Askey, Anne Shelton, Peter Graves, Jean Kent, Max Bacon, Antoinette Cellier, Ronald Shiner, Joy Shelton and Beatrice Varley
Marriott Edgar and Val Guest
Val Guest
Edward Black

Somewhere not far from Patagonia, Paradise Island is inhabited almost exclusively by women: a small number of men are kept locked up and isolated for marriage and mating, but - in line with the laws of this "new world civilisation" laws, all must commit suicide or face execution after a two-week honeymoon!

For a group of four RAF airmen - Max, Arthur, Ronnie and Peter - who bail out of their stricken plane and land on the island, then, their luck looks likely to quickly run out! As yet oblivious to the nation's rules, Peter quickly meets a girl, Jani, he's smitten with, whilst Arthur catches the eye of high-ranking government official Rouana, and she'll be damned if she's going to let him get away.

With only four newcomers to choose from, the captive men on strike, and a number of recent births all male, the heaving female population is at odds over how to deal with the group and divide the men up. But this is Paradise, where the Hive rules and rules look set to be followed to the letter; much to Arthur's growing consternation!

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Additional details

UK certificate
75 minutes
UK release
Monday 20th March 1944

General Film Distributors

Camera set-up
Single camera
Black and white

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Thursday 9th August 2018 at 1:00pm on London Live
  • Saturday 30th June 2018 at 1:00pm on London Live
  • Sunday 10th September 2017 at 1:15pm on London Live

Recording details

  • Gainsborough Studios

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