This relatively unknown film was the first big screen production that the goons appeared in near the start of their careers. Kodachrome is the only color reversal stock that retained silver in the blacks. Feature film debut for the goon show principals costars paddie oneil, alfred marks, bill kerr, freddie. Like stewart grangers king solomons mines 1950, bird of paradise 1951 was shot on 35mm kodachrome commercial film stock. Cast and crew credits for bird of paradise, 1951, directed by delmer daves, with louis jourdan, debra paget, jeff chandler, at turner classic movies.
With louis jourdan, debra paget, jeff chandler, everett sloan, maurice schwartz, jack elam. The film was directed by tony young, who later produced the telegoons for bbc television. The film was the feature film debut of the stars of the goon show, spike milligan, harry secombe and peter sellers the film was directed by tony young, who later produced the telegoons for bbc television. Penny points to paradise, dvd, comedycontemporary, 7607172499. Penny points to paradise 1951 penny points to paradise. Penny points to paradise 1951 nr 0101 1951 us comedy 1h 17m user score. Illustrated booklet containing essays, credits and film notes. For its first nineandonehalf minutes, penny points to paradise is the most inauspicious cinematic experience imaginable, featuring limited comic acting, bad jokes, and a nonexistent story. Dolores looked beautiful in her film and played her part well, but paget had an acting advantage to make her characters tragic ending even more impactful. The longlost first screen outing for stars of the goon show, peter sellers, spike milligan and harry secombe, is a cheap and cheerful comic escapade climaxing in a brighton waxworks. Secombe takes the lead role as harry flakers, winner of a big prize on the football pools. Penny points to paradise 1951 directed by anthony young. Cullimore, 1951, 31 mins a comedy short made immediately after penny points to paradise, lets go crazy is another fascinating embryonic showcase for british comic legends peter sellers and spike milligan. Unfortunately, the trip came complete with a shady investment advisor peter sellers, golddigging females, and various other types trying to get him to lose a few pounds.
Caught up in their passion, the starcrossed couple woo and court despite apocalyptic warnings from the. This film represents peter sellars first screen role and is some inspired, if amateurish, madness from the goons. Penny points to paradise is an interesting, but mediocre example of the goons here, peter sellers, harry secombe and spike milligan without michael bentine. It was an early directorial assignment for reed, and along with many other british productions of the era such as the same years betterknown reeddirected bank holiday, is described as. Thought to be one of just twenty 1951 pl pairs struck at the royal mint, these particular coins remain in pristine, a gem fdc condition. And the film, whose superflimsy plot has a pool champion on holiday targeted by a forger, or something, is full of precisely such awful jokes, and so, penny points to paradise, rather than imbuing one with a desire to have lived in britain in 1951 and have been able to see this film in theatersor cinemas, as you would be calling them if. Harry flakers harry secombe has recently won a fortune on the pools, but he isnt going to allow his newfound wealth to go to his head and goes.
When harry and spike visit bristol to spend the winnings from harrys latest pools win, the boys are soon targeted by a gang of local counterfeiters. Harry secombe, spike milligan, peter sellers, alfred marks, paddie oneil, vicky page, bill kerr, sam kydd locations. This shorter version which included brief sellers sequences from another adelphi comedy, lets go crazy d. Both penny points to paradise and lets go crazy have been restored and mastered to high definition from the best available film elements the slappiest days of our lives 1953, 73 mins rare featurelength silent comedy clip compilation, with flightoffancy voiceover commentary by peter sellers. With harry secombe, alfred marks, peter sellers, vicky page. I saw this wonderful movie, when i was a child, and i loved it please show this movie again. Penny points to paradise sees all the goons beside the seaside in a. Unfortunately, no known complete print of either stock survived. Then, all of a sudden, he burst into prominence as the voices of numerous favorites on the bbc radio program the goon show 1951 1960, and then making his debut in films in penny points to paradise 1951 and down among the z men 1952, before making it big as one of the criminals in the ladykillers 1955. Harry flakers is a pools winner who is targeted by a forger. Join facebook to connect with penny paradise and others you may know. Penny paradise is a 1938 british comedy film directed by carol reed and starring edmund gwenn, betty driver and jimmy odea. Rather than leaving well enough alone, filmmaker tony scott who directed sellers, secombe and milligan in the nongoon 1951 feature film penny points to paradise felt that the goon show could make the leap from radio to television if it was presented as a puppet show. Andre laurence accompanies friend tenga to his south sea island home.
The 77minute feature, penny points to paradise, and the 33minute short, lets go crazy were filmed concurrently in 1951, and both feature. Penny points to paradise 1951 stream and watch online. Our 30a florida beach house is available for rent by owner. Then we cut to a dining room where a certain major is sitting at table, and just like that, we have before us the beginning of one of the greatest. The film was the feature film debut of the stars of the goon show, spike milligan, harry secombe and peter sellers. This raucous, ramshackle film features improvised goonish sketches, memorably interspersed with an entertaining. Penny points to paradise 1951 financial information. Penny points to paradise is a very early film of what were to become the goons.
Bird of paradise 1951 archives spellbound by movies. Bird of paradise 1951 delmer daves, debra paget, louis jourdan, jeff chandler august 5, 2015 andre laurence accompanies his college roommate, tenga, back to tengas polynesian island home. In 1960, a shorter cut, penny points, was assembled to capitalise on sellers growing popularity. Folks, shooting a locationbased movie in 1951 with a technicolor 3strip camera was not viable. This lost technicolor film has never before been released on dvd or video and is one of the most soughtafter titles by collectors and hawaiian film buffs. The film was the feature film debut of the stars of the goon show, spike milligan, harry secombe and. Spike milligan is impossibly young, quiet and restrained. Gallery of 1 movie poster and cover image for penny points to paradise 1951. Penny points to paradise is a 1951 comedy feature film. Apr 06, 2016 bird of paradise 1951 stood out in this regard. I absolutely love this movie from when i was younger. Harry flakers played by harry secombe wins a large sum of money on the football pools. Penny points to paradise marks the feature film debut of the stars of the goon show peter sellers, spike milligan and harry secombe. The story is set in brighton and follows the unfortunate exploits of a man who.
Copyright 2010 filmweavers llc, all rights reserved. Penny points to paradise bluray disc details highdef. The bfi have done a great restorative job on penny point and it is worth. Shot on a shoestring for tiny, familyrun adelphi, the film wasnt as bad as that, but. Released 1951, penny points to paradise stars harry secombe, paddie oneil, alfred marks, peter sellers the movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 17 min, and received a score of out of 100 on. Sellers and milligan then penned the script to lets go crazy, the earliest film to showcase sellerss ability to portray a series of different characters within the same film, and he made another appearance opposite his goons costars in the 1952 flop, down among the. Out of paradise had its world premiere at the 53rd edition of the solothurner filmtage and was nominated for the prix du public. Comedy starring spike milligan, harry secombe and peter sellers. Penny points to paradise pictures and photo gallery check out just released penny points to paradise pics, images, clips, trailers, production photos and more from rotten tomatoes pictures. Bird of paradise 1951 delmer daves, debra paget, louis. A guide to penny paradise, the 1938 film about a poor sailor.
Penny points to paradiselets go crazy bluray 1951 region. Filmed on the fly in just three weeks by familyrun outfit adelphi films, penny points to paradise aimed to capture the madcap energy of the. Shop penny points to paradise dvd 1951 at best buy. Harry secombe, spike milligan, peter sellers, paddie oneill, alfred marks, vicky page, bill kerr. Penny points to paradise film british comedy guide. Harry seacombe is the manic one, reminiscent of his effort in the later down among the z men. Harry secombe, alfred marks, peter sellers, vicky page, penny points to paradise is a movie starring harry secombe, alfred marks, and peter sellers. The pools winner harry secombe and his friend spike milligan are beset by gold digging girls and con men trying to part him from his money. Penny points to paradise considered by peter sellers as his film debut sees all.
Bird of paradise 1951 dvd movie myriahs polynesian bazaar. Once there, andrea falls in love with tengas sister, the princess kalua, defying the local customs. Penny points to paradise 69 years old when harry and spike visit bristol to spend the winnings from harrys latest pools win, the boys are soon targeted by a gang of local counterfeiters. Penny points to paradise 1951 a lucky pair of contest winners find themselves plagued by fortune hunters and counterfeiters. A fabulous madcap comedy about a pools winner on holiday at the seaside. A 70 minute feature filmed on the hoof in brighton in just three weeks, peter sellers. Penny points to paradise 1951 the movie database tmdb. When harry and spike visit bristol to spend the winnings from harrys latest. A lucky pair of contest winners find themselves plagued by.
Ive only seen king vidors 1932 version starring dolores del rio in its entirety, not the delmer daves remake starring paget. Peter sellers first feature and short come to bluray it came. Penny points to paradise lets go crazy bluray dvdbeaver. See what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. These small but showy roles continued throughout the 1950s, but he got his first big. Penny points to paradise the first screen outing for goon show stars peter sellers, spike milligan and harry secombe in a cheerful comic escapade set in brighton. The jury awarded out of paradise with the golden goblet award for best feature film on june 24, 2018 many thanks. Cullimore, 1951 was intended for overseas distribution. Madcap comedy about a pools winner on holiday at the seaside. In 1951 the goons made their feature film debut in penny points to paradise.
The films initial 1951 release was shortlived, although a shorter cut was assembled in. Apr 07, 2016 jesse james 1939 tyrone power henry fonda nancy kelly randolph scott free full movie duration. A pools winner celebrates in a guesthouse full of crooks. Penny points to paradise has been ranked 30 times, wins 34. A guide to penny points to paradise, the 1951 film. Find low everyday prices and buy online for delivery or instore pickup. The story is flimsy and takes a back seat to allow the performers to shine thus betraying the film s real intentions, being something of a showreel for each variety act and comedian involved. Financial analysis of penny points to paradise 1951 including budget, domestic and international box office gross, dvd and bluray sales reports, total earnings and profitability. This comedy is most notable for marking the feature film debut of enormously popular comedic actor peter sellers. The film is a kind of mix of keystone cops silent films type comedy, replete with old style piano accompaniment, and the three stooges set in a sitcom style boarding house that allows.1079 592 671 406 313 466 891 650 1319 593 167 1165 1340 1481 458 1342 1270 763 1366 346 974 753 1189 899 745 334 61 958 1427 7 1133 1163 858 1188 1289