A Touch Of The Sun (1956)

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Monday 14th September 2020, 6:06am
  • England
  • 17,173 posts

I really tried to like this Frankie Howerd vehicle, and all was fine for the first third of it, then there was an utterly boring bit of him trying to live the life on the French Riviera, then the last third of him taking on the London hotel he deliberately got himself fired from in the first place when he came into an inheritance and basically told all and sundry to stuff it.

With Dennis Price, Gordon Harker, Reginald Beckwith, Colin Gordon, Richard Wattis, Alfie Bass, Miriam Karlin, Willoughby Goddard and Esma Cannon in attendance I expected more, but hey ho, I expect someone will like it.

And the first time I'd seen the Irish singer Ruby Murray** in a film - actress she ain't, but has a good singing voice which she used twice.

** "Going for a Ruby" - "curry"



  • Monday 14th September 2020, 10:39am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,670 posts

It's not a riot, certainly - not the kind of thing we'd expect from Frankie now, given his later career - but I do like it. Good fun.