This is a 1954 film starring Alec Guinness, and follows his character “Denry” as he goes from rags to riches.
The story is rather simple, and just follows Denry from one situation to the next, as he figures out how to make money and woo the ladies. It is a light comedy, which Alec does very well, he was quite a good comic actor it seems.
Petula Clark plays one of his love interests. Another actress, Glynis Johns, was great as dance instructor who loves to spend rich men’s money.
This is not essential watching, but at the very least it is interesting to see a young Alec Guinness do comedy.
Date watched: October 26th
Film count 2017: 121
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