Helter Skelter (1949)

Nominally a RomCom, Helter-Skelter is a crazy assembly of sketches and various other elements. Right from the start, the film tells you to suspend any and all of your disbelief and just enjoy the ride. And there actually is a lot to enjoy here. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Who Done It? (1956)

Benny Hill plays an avid reader of cheap crime novels who seizes his chance of becoming a real private eye. While he soon finds out that he is in way over his head, he is helped by his determination and by sheer dumb luck. A charming little comedy that is not great but better than could be expected. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Double Bunk (1961)

If you are young and your budget is limited, a houseboat sure sounds like a tempting form of accommodation. But there are inherent problems, and there are strings attached. And when nosy friends show up who believe they know a thing or two about boats, you might be headed for trouble. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

1. April 2000 (1952)

On November 19th 1952, a strange film premiered in Vienna. Commissioned by the Austrian government, 1. April 2000 was a sci-fi satire with one purpose: promoting the case of Austria’s sovereignty and ending the post-war occupation. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

The Navy Lark (1959)

A very early spin-off of the long-running BBC radio sitcom, The Navy Lark is a naval comedy featuring sailors and officers who like to lead a quiet life and prefer to not do much work, if any. Ironically they need to put a lot of work and effort into schemes that they hope will secure this lifestyle for the foreseeable future. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

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