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Staying On [DVD] This film is a pale follow-up to "Jewel in the Crown", serving only as a vehicle for the autumnal talents of the two principals, Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson as Colonel and Mrs Smalley, endlessly bitching and rowing with each other throughout. Staying on meant hanging on and this is conveyed quite plainly with the English being merely tolerated in India following the gaining of national independence. However, there is comic relief supplied by Saeed Jaffrey and Pearl Padamsee as the proprietors of the hotel where the Smalleys are staying and Simla, where the film is located, looks ravishing. Shame about the rather muddy print, though.