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Please Turn Over (1959)

The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based ... See full summary »

Director:

Gerald Thomas

Writers:

Norman Hudis, Basil Thomas (play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ted Ray Ted Ray ... Edward Halliday
Jean Kent ... Janet Halliday
Leslie Phillips ... Dr. Henry Manners
Joan Sims ... Beryl
Julia Lockwood ... Jo Halliday
Tim Seely Tim Seely ... Robert Hughes
Charles Hawtrey ... Jeweler
Dilys Laye ... Millicent Jones
Lionel Jeffries ... Ian Howard
June Jago June Jago ... Gladys Worth
Colin Gordon ... Maurice
Joan Hickson ... Saleswoman
Victor Maddern ... Manager
Ronald Adam ... Mr. Appleton
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Mr. Jones
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The orderly suburban life of a 1950's English town is turned on its head when the teenaged daughter of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population. They begin to see themselves and their neighbours in a surprising new light. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Psssst!...It's so saucy it SIZZLES! See more »

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Trivia

Leigh Madison replaced Anne Sharp. See more »

Goofs

Not that it matters, but Jo couldn't publish a book without her parents knowing because she is under 21 and so can't sign a contract. See more »

Quotes

Ian Howard: My goodness! That's a highly sagacious aphorism, what's its current application?
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Home! Sweet Home!
(uncredited)
Music by H.R. Bishop
Heard as a theme when the film opens
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A voice of dissent.
1 December 2011 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

A 17 year-old girl writes a tell-all best-selling book. Unfortunately, the folks in the town recognize that she's talking about them and soon chaos erupts throughout this small English town.

I was very surprised to see such fantastically high ratings for this comedy. While the three other reviews now listed give it scores ranging from 9 to 10, I really hated the film and cannot understand the praise. After all, a score this high would place it among the elite British comedies of the era--but I'd never consider this to be in the same league as the charming Ealing Comedies being made around the time when "Please Turn Over" debuted. Ealing's films are subtle--and subtle is NEVER a term I'd use to describe "Please Turn Over". In this film, the acting is VERY broad as is the writing--like a cheap sit-com. Overacting and overdoing it is definitely what I noticed immediately after the film began. Not as broad as "Benny Hill" but certainly very broad.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Den kære leg See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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