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|Starring:||Michael Hordern, Julian Orchard, Kika Markham, Pe, Michael Hordern, Richard O'Sullivan, Ronnie Barker, Hilary Pritchard, Roger Livesey, Pegg Ann Clifford, Mary Merrall|
|Studio:||DIGITAL CLASSICS DVD|
|Run time:||47 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Jun 2006|
Most helpful review
A Classic ?By Paul Dale from Lincoln , 04 Jul 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Get the birth certificate out. If it's less than 20 years old, than watching it may be a portal into how your parents watched things, slightly amusing but a bit naff, not cool. No words to speak of & persons doing strange things.
If the birth certificate has a few more years on it then it should be right down your street.
It's a homage to the days of silent films, of unfeasible events happening.A moving English saucy postcard. No real plot to try & get your head around, just sit back & enjoy good English vulgar humour(in the weakest state !)
In my book it's top rate. Don't miss it. Just enjoy again & again.
An acquired tasteBy a customer , 22 Apr 2011I was familiar with a few of the Two Ronnies' silent comedies and loved them when I was younger but wasn't aware that this was also. I just went with it due to the cast.
Although the film didn't prove to my taste, director Bob Kellett's commentary is very enjoyable.
Great old fashioned tongue in cheek humourBy a customer from UK , 31 Mar 2011Not a real word uttered, but no need for any. This film probably wouldn't be understood by some of the younger generations, but for those who enjoy tongue in cheek humour without being burdened with over the top political correctness on the one hand or throw the dirt at you full pelt on the other will love it
'Doesn't it not wear well!!By a customer from Chester le Street , 17 Nov 2008The passage of time has not been kind to this film.
In its time(1969)a superb silent ,saucy short but haven't we moved on?
Ronnie Barker fans will be dissapointed - his forte was in the spoken word.
Michael Hordern steals it -whatever there is to steal that is.
The main problem is that it appears to be have been shot in video rather than 35mm film and even high transfer rate DVD can't make a silk purse out of a sows ear.Quality is no better than VHS LP as a comparison.
What looked acceptable all those years ago on our little 24'' analogue CRT's does not take kindly to the big w/screen plasm/LCD's of today.
Did not stand test of timeBy a customer from West Bay , 02 Sep 2008I remember enjoying this as youngster in 70s
Nostalgically the film has some good little scenarios
Alas this film has not stood the test of time for us and became cringingly cumbersome ,predictable tedious and the
joy of seeing Mr Barker soon wore off
Could only bear 30 mins even with the warmth of a drink or two to jolly things along.
It had its age, disappointing in that it lacks what Carry on Camping had that survived so well.
fun,fun,fun!By david campbell from troon,scotland , 10 Dec 2006very entertaining silent comedy from the great ronnie barker,worth it for his facial expressins alone!