Penny Points to Paradise

1951

Tony Young
Director
Adelphi Films
Studio
Advance Productions
Production Company

Secombe wins a large sum in a football pool and heads to Brighton with pal Spike. Here he encounters counterfeiters and golddiggers

Very slight comedy, most notable for the screen debut of Peter Sellers. The comedy here is more traditional, which is why it doesn't work. The short Let's Go Crazy, filmed shortly after with the leftover funds form this film, is more anarchic and thus more in keeping with the direction these proto-Goons were taking. An interesting and harmless curiosity.

-Dave W.


1st May 1951
Cinema



74 mins
1.37:1


21st February 2011
DVD




1.33:1



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Harry Secombe
Harry Flakers
Alfred Marks
Alfred Haynes
Peter Sellers
The Major
Peter Sellers
The Salesman
(Arnold J. Fringe)
Vicky Page
Sheila Gilroy
Paddie O'Neil
Christine Russell
(as Paddy O'Neil)
Spike Milligan
Spike Donnelly
Bill Kerr
Digger Graves
Freddie Frinton
Drunk
Joe Linnane
Station Policeman
Sam Kydd
Rail Porter
Sam Kydd
Taxi Driver
Hazel Jennings
Lucy, the Maid
Patience Rentoul
Madame Moravia
Diana Leslie
Mrs. Brown
Bob Bradfield
Undetermined Role
Felix Mendelssohn
Himself
Jim Brady
Hypnotized Audience Member
(uncreidted)
Unknown
Hypnotized Audience Member
Unknown
Hypnotized Audience Member
Del Watson
Stagehand
(uncredited)
Unknown
Barman
Unknown
Waiter
Unknown
Tobacconist
Unknown
Policeman
(John Warren?)
Unknown
Policeman

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