Laughter in Paradise

Laughter in Paradise

Director: Mario Zampi Cast: Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, Guy Middleton


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Four relatives find themselves going to unusual lengths to inherit a fortune in this British comedy. Henry Russell (Hugh Griffith) was a practical joker all his life, and his sly sense of humor is hardly stilled by his death; when his four closest relatives gather for the reading of the will, they discover that each is to be left $140,000 -- but, as always, there are strings attached. His sister Agnes (Fay Compton) has always treated her hired help with an attitude bordering on contempt, so Henry leaves her the money with the proviso that she must first work as a maid for 28 days. His cousin Deniston (Alastair Sim) writes detective novels for a living, so Henry insists that he get a clearer perspective on how bad guys live -- to collect his inheritance, he must spend four weeks in prison. Herbert (George Cole), a milquetoast clerk at a bank, will only receive his share if he's able to pull off a robbery at his place of employment. And Simon (Guy Middleton), a confirmed ladies' man, must marry the first girl he meets (and stay married to her) if he's to collect his $140,000. Keep an eye peeled for a youthful Audrey Hepburn, who has a bit part as a cigarette girl.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/15/2015
UPC: 0644827738120
Original Release: 1951
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 16,986

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Alastair Sim Deniston Russell
Fay Compton Agnes Russell
Guy Middleton Simon Russell
George Cole Herbert Russell
Beatrice Campbell Lucille Grayson
Hugh Griffith Henry Russell
Audrey Hepburn Cigarette girl
Ernst Thesiger Endicott
Mackenzie Ward Benson
A.E. Matthews Sir Charles Robson
Joyce Grenfell Elizabeth Robson
Eleanor Summerfield Sheila Wilcott
John Laurie Gordon Webb
Veronica Hurst Joan Webb
Anthony Steel Roger Godfrey
Charlotte Mitchell Ethel
Leslie Dwyer Police Sergeant
Martin Boddey Actor
Mary Germaine Actor
Colin Gordon Actor
Noel Howlett Actor
Ronald Adam Mr. Wagstaffe
Michael Pertwee Stuart

Technical Credits
Mario Zampi Director,Producer
Stanley Black Score Composer
Jack Davies Screenwriter
Ivan King Art Director
W. McLeod Cinematographer
Michael Pertwee Screenwriter
Giulio Zampi Editor

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