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]

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]

La loi, c’est la loi (1958)

This Italo-French co-production, whose Italian version of the title is La legge è legge, combines the talents of Toto and Fernandel as Guiseppe and Ferdinand. One a smuggler, the other a customs agent, they have to deal with a complicated border that cuts their town in half. This black&white comedy starts out a bit slow, but is rather entertaining for the most part. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Dinner at Eight (1933)

Dinner at Eight is an outstanding film that finds the balance between drama and comedy in a way you rarely see. And the amazing cast contribute their fair share to this masterpiece. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Some Like It Hot (1959)

The legendary Billy Wilder classic fulfils all your expectations, with great performances and funny dialogue. While I personally enjoyed One, Two, Three more, Some Like it Hot is definitely an ageless, first-rate comedy that deservedly ranks highly on almost any “Top XYZ” list out there. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Inspector Hornleigh Goes to It (1941)

The third and final film in the Hornleigh series might also be its weakest. Like a number of similar British films from the era, it tries to mix its previous core elements with a plot about German spies; which could potentially be done successfully, but in this case does not really work. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Carry On Cabby (1963)

Peggy Hawkins wants her husband to settle down a bit, adopt a hands-off approach to his successful little cab empire, and maybe buy a cottage in the countryside, etc. But he is a bit of a workaholic and a bit of a control-freak and he simply loves driving cabs. When driven to the end of her patience, Peggy is going to adopt a scheme that will cause her husband a fair amount of problems. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Inspector Hornleigh on Holiday (1939)

The second film in the Inspector Hornleigh franchise sees our hero enjoying a miserable rainy holiday in Brighton, which luckily is interrupted by a mysterious death. This film feels slightly more entertaining than the first one, but again it is the two main actors, Gordon Harker and Alastair Sim, who have to carry this film. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Geisterkomödie – eine unwahrscheinliche Komödie (1965)

This is an Austrian TV-retake of Blithe Spirit, and while it offers at least three very good performances it offers nothing new. From today’s point of view, where Coward’s own 1945 cinema version is readily available for home viewing, these types of TV-retakes and -remakes that were very common in the 1950s and 1960s feel particularly superfluous. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

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