The Silken Affair

  • 1956
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Unable to fight an urge to increase his silk company's profits, Niven uses his position as company accountant to inflate the books and make his firm look better than a rival nylon manufacturer whose books he also doctors to put it on the skids. He uses the inflated receipts of the first company to live it up with a carefree French girl until he's caught...read more

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Unable to fight an urge to increase his silk company's profits, Niven uses his position as company accountant to inflate the books and make his firm look better than a rival nylon manufacturer whose books he also doctors to put it on the skids. He uses the inflated receipts of the first

company to live it up with a carefree French girl until he's caught and fined. This film tries to be a light, stylish British comedy in the sophisticated manner that is one of Britain's best exports; however, the plot is too implausible and the script doesn't give the actors much to work with. The

direction compensates somewhat in a handsome looking production. The cast does give it their all, with Niven in his usual witty performance and international leading lady Page as the love interest, winning kudos from the critics for her debut in English films.

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  • Review: Unable to fight an urge to increase his silk company's profits, Niven uses his position as company accountant to inflate the books and make his firm look better than a rival nylon manufacturer whose books he also doctors to put it on the skids. He uses the… (more)

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