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Lovely collection showing Phillip's talent
on 30 September 2017
Leslie Phillips is a delight to watch. A gifted actor, handsome and charismatic, he brings an endearing, cheeky charm to his roles. This boxset comprises four diverse and entertaining films. In 'Please Turn Over', the characters in a a young girl's novel bear close resemblance to her family and friends, leading to misunderstandings about which is real life and which fiction. 'Watch your Stern' is a Navy Lark type story, in the same vein as early Carry On films and featuring several of the series' stars. In 'No Kidding', Phillips stars with Geraldine McEwan as a couple battling petty authority to establish a holiday home for children. There's a lovely comic turn from Irene Handl too, as the obstructive official. My personal favourite is 'Crooks Anonymous' in which Phillips plays a compulsive thief trying to go straight. He enrols on a course to unlearn criminal behaviour, but things don't go quite as planned. Stanley Baxter's wonderful as his 'un-crook trainer, and there's a cameo from Dick Emery, too. Each film is marvellous fun, with Phillips on top form.