- 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: 85,453 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
A Touch of the Sun [DVD]
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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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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).