Director: Peter Graham Scott
Cast includes: Sally Smith, Hugh Lloyd, Stanley Baxter, Leslie Phillips, Ronnie Barker, James Robertson-Justice
With Special Guests Sally Smith and Dr Adrian Smith
91 Mins / 1964 / COUNTRY / LANGUAGE

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Join us for a night of hilarity with this sixties classic starring Sally Smith, who will also be with us at the screening for a live Q&A!

A recently married couple buy a derelict cottage in a vain bid to escape the wife's domineering father. However, chaos ensues when they have to enlist the old gentleman's help in renovating the wreck. Starring an array of British comedy actors including Sally Smith (pictured, with Stanley Baxter), Hugh Lloyd, Leslie Phillips, and Ronnie Barker, it's a lot of fun, with a series of slapstick laden stunts, comic routines, witty wordplay and a very clever final scene. Perfect for a blustery February Sunday night.

About actress Sally Smith

Sally began performing as a child after taking up dancing and made her feature debut in John Boulting's The Magic Box (1951). As a teenager she shared a scene with Joan Crawford in The Story of Esther Costello (1957) and went on to have a busy and successful career in film, television and on stage.

Around the same time that she replaced Julie Christie to take the lead in Father Came Too! (1964) she became a familiar face to British audiences thanks to playing the daughter of Herbert Lom's psychiatrist on ITV's The Human Jungle (1963-1965). On stage she played opposite, amongst others, Norman Wisdom, David Essex and Anthony Newley.

About Dr Adrian Smith

Adrian is the Film Studies Convenor in the International Study Centre at the University of Sussex. He is a published film historian whose latest book, Norman J. Warren: Gentleman of Terror, is out now. One of his proudest moments was winning the Electric Palace Zoom quiz with his family by only half a point. He also plays in the Hastings-based community carnival band Sambalanco.

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