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LAUGHTER IN PARADISE

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FILM FORUM EXCLUSIVE: 3 ALASTAIR SIMS COMEDIES

THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN’S
SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS
LAUGHTER IN PARADISE

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Director Mario Zampi
Cast Alastair Sim, Fay Compton, George Cole, Guy Middleton
Screenplay Jack Davies, Michael Pertwee
Cinematography William McLeod
1951 | United Kingdom | Approx. 93 min. | English

(1951, Mario Zampi) Practical joker Hugh Griffith (Tom Jones) leaves 50,000 pounds to each of his four surviving relatives: hard-on-servants Fay Compton, banker George Cole, rotter Guy Middleton, and pulp novelist Alastair Sim. But there’s one last practical joke for each of them. Britain’s top-grossing film of the year “introduced” a young Audrey Hepburn, in a small role as a cigarette girl.

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Reviews

“Enshrines one of Alastair Sim’s most treasurable performances, as a henpecked thriller writer and providing eagerly grabbed showcases for showy turns by some of Britain’s finest comedy players of the era.”
– Derek Winnert

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