Stanley Holloway.

Stanley Holloway

Stanley Holloway

Stanley Holloway

Born in London in 1890 Stanley Holloway was one of Britain's finest comedy actors. It was in the 1950s that Holloway produced arguably his finest work on the big screen and this box set includes four of his finest films.

The Happy Family (1952)
Holloway stars alongside George Cole, Kathleen Harrison and Naunton Wayne in this post-war comedy. When the Government decides to build a Festival of Britain exhibition site everything goes to plan until they try and demolish Henry Lord's (Holloway) corner shop!

A Day To Remember (1953)
Some of Britain's finest post-war comedy talent including Donald Sinden, Bill Owen, Peter Jones and James Hayter star in this amusing story of a London pub darts team's day trip to Boulogne.

Fast And Loose (1954)
Holloway stars in this hilarious Ben Travers farce alongside Kay Kendall and Dora Bryan, as an unmarried couple spend an unexpected night together in a country inn!

Jumping For Joy (1956)
Holloway teams up with another screen legend, Frankie Howerd, in this hilarious canine tale of a sick greyhound!

In terms of recognition, Stanley Holloway was awarded an OBE in 1960 and was also nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He continued his long acting career into his 90s, passing away in 1982 aged 91, and will be remembered as one of Britain's greatest comedy actors.

First released: Monday 12th July 2021

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