Miss MacTaggart Won't Lie Down. Jeannie MacTaggart (Barbara Mullen).

Miss MacTaggart Won't Lie Down

1966 British comedy film about an old woman. Stars Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn, Andrew Downie, Jack Lambert, Tim Barrett and others.

Miss MacTaggart Won't Lie Down. Jeannie MacTaggart (Barbara Mullen).

Miss MacTaggart Won't Lie Down

After being mistakenly declared dead, elderly Jeannie MacTaggart makes trouble for the officials who won't correct her records

Genre
Film
Released
1966
Starring
Barbara Mullen, Eric Woodburn, Andrew Downie, Jack Lambert, Tim Barrett, Patrick Jordan, Frank Sieman, Katharine Page and others
Writer
Elwyn Ambrose
Director
Francis A Searle
Producer
Francis A Searle

Returning to her village home from a trip to Glasgow, Jeannie MacTaggart is perplexed when all those she greets turn and flee - but soon has suspicions after seeing her own gravestone in the church yard!

With her trip unknown by anyone else, when her 30-year-estranged twin sister arrived on her doorstep and promptly suffered a fatal heart attack, they naturally assumed it was she, Jeannie, who was laid up and about to be buried. But although, now safely returned and very much alive and kicking, she is able to clear up the confusion, an officious local record keeper insists there is nothing he can do to 'correct' the official records and rescind her death certificate!

Understandably frustrated by his obstinance and her continued deceased status, Miss MacTaggart is riled further when she discovers that her Post Office savings account has also been closed, meaning she no longer has access to any of her money. Maybe, if she commits a crime, the police will be forced to officially re-recognise her as a living person...?

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
28 minutes
Release date
1966
Distributor

Monarch Films

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 18th August 2019 at 6:00am on TPTV

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