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  • Actors: Frankie Howerd, Ruby Murray, Dennis Price
  • Directors: Gordon Parry
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Simply Media
  • DVD Release Date: 19 Jun. 2006
  • Run Time: 78 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FMGT9O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,914 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Frankie Howerd stars as a cheeky but indispensable Hotel Hall Porter in this British comedy classic that also introduced Ruby Murray to the big screen. Inheriting some money, he leaves and the hotel business crashes without him. Now, he must save everyone's job by buying up the old hotel and using all his cheeky charm to make it work.

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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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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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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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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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