Richard Dawson, the British entertainer best known as the original host of Family Feud, has died, The Associated Press reports. He was 79.
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Bentine takes the leading role, playing Horace Quilby, a mild-mannered widower living in the London Docklands. His job as a sandwich-board man requires him to wander around London wearing morning dress and carrying advertisements. He is also secretary of the Sandwichmen's Brotherhood. But his real interest in life is pigeon racing, especially 'Esmerelda', who is racing from Bordeaux to London. During the course of one day, Quilby encounters a host of eccentric characters, who are played by some of Britain's best known comedy and character actors, and becomes involved in a series of capers. The main story thread sees Quilby reunite Sue (Suzy Kendall), a young model with Steven, her errant boyfriend. Originally the film was slow in the box office at the time of its release, but has since achieved some cult status among film fans, particularly for its backdrop of London in the Swinging Sixties.
Chayley Broadbent (John Gregson) has inherited his father’s rag business, fortune and caution with money. This is to the annoyance of Ethel (Susan Stephen), his fiancee, who has refused to marry him until he learns how to enjoy himself. So that is what he decides to do. He travels to London with friends and attends a show. There he is captivated by a stunning, blonde dancer (Diana Dors) and proposes to her as well. She has the attitude that if a man is rich, say yes, if poor, say no. Chayley is left to decide how to impress her and, more importantly, if he really wants to. Watch closely for supporting actors Joan Hickson and Donald Pleasence doing what they do best!
For songwriter Peter Weston (Donald Sinden), life is perfect. He is set to marry Vanessa Colebrook (Diana Dors), mink upholstered daughter of wealthy Sir James Colebrook(James Robertson Justice). With her of course, goes her share of her father’s millions. And Vanessa has priceless charms of her own to add to the bargain. Then Daisy, an affectionate alligator, waddles into Peter’s life. An unwanted gift, Peter is determined to rid himself of Daisy. His efforts are shunned by the zoo, pet shops and the police. When Peter decides to give Daisy a dip in the Channel, another beautiful female, Moira (Jean Carson), shames him into keeping her. You guessed it! Peter frolics his way between fiancee, family and alligators until love for the proper lady finds its way into his life! Loaded with a brilliant cast of supporting actors, this film is fun for the whole family!
Look Out…Diana Dors in the title role makes the title redundant! While working in a bookstore, our double-barreled femme fatale catches a man stealing a rare book. Report him to the police? Not on your life! She goes with him on a date…one that leads to blackmail!
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