Penny Points to Paradise (1951)

A British comedy starring many young British actors and comedians of the day, including Harry Secombe in the leading role. As the first film appearance of Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, this film is of historic interest, but as a comedy it is exceedingly mediocre. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

The Naked Truth (1957)

This British comedy contains some very dark humour. There is no holding back when it comes to showing the havoc caused by the film’s central blackmailer. In spite of its darkness, however, the film becomes more farcical as the plot unfolds, in part thanks to the talents of Peter Sellers and the rest of the cast. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

You Lucky People (1955)

You Lucky People is a British comedy that pokes fun at the army, but in the end amounts to nothing much. Constructed as a vehicle for comedian Tommy Trinder’s one-liners and variety-theatre-style jokes, there is not much else going on in the film’s meagre plot. And the script suffers noticeably from this lop-sided focus on Trinder. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

The Dock Brief (1962)

This comedydrama, known in the US under the title Trial and Error, is a very unusual satire, told in a quaint way. You can always clearly see that this film is based on a play. Being for the most part a two-men-play, The Dock Brief's biggest asset is its lead-combo of Richard Attenborough and Peter Sellers. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

The Chiltern Hundreds (1949)

The Chiltern Hundreds is a highly amusing British comedy with lots of charm. David Tomlinson plays a mild-mannered young man who gets dragged into post-war party politics against his will. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

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