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on 28 June 2007
Frankie Howerd plays Darling, a hall porter in a posh hotel yearning for a more glamorous life. When a former resident leaves him a fortune, he heads off to the French Riviera, but pines for home. However, the hotel has gone bust without his indispensable services, and Darling and the staff must attract investment from a trio of wealthy businessmen by making the hotel look like a bustling success again - even if it means pretending to be the guests.

A shock-headed Howerd gives an engaging performance, aided by the likes of Dennis Price, Esma Cannon and Alfie Bass, though the script by Alfred "Upstairs, Downstairs" Shaughnessy is a bit weak, especially in the French scenes, and some of the set-pieces (e.g. the photographer's studio) just fizzle out. Dorothy Bromiley is game as switchboard operator Rose, but the love plot is perfunctory and unconvincing. Still, it all livens up nicely in the latter part, with Howerd and co trying to be both staff and guests at the same time, and Francis in full drag as a duchess. Irish chambermaid Ruby gets to sing a couple of numbers (well, she is played by Ruby Murray).
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on 5 February 2011
I have looked for this movie for a long time and the wait was worth it. The quality for it's age is very good.
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on 24 April 2012
Not the best Frankie Howard film, but a good dvd transfer, picture and sound quality are both good. If your a fan of FH, you'll want to have it in your collection
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on 10 April 2013
I love Howerds way of bringing you into the situation so you feel part of his world. He's great fun.
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on 28 April 2015
This film features the later Frankie Howerd in his first film he was never a very good actor so later he turned his hand to comedy,in this film he plays the part of a hotel porter who is left a lot of money and decides to leave the hotel.
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on 5 July 2014
Didnt care for this film at all.... I thought it would be funny, but it was a disappointment.
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on 26 December 2014
Given as present
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on 27 August 2015
okay but dated
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