Saturday, 9 September 2017

Review: The Smallest Show on Earth

McKenna and Travers make a handsome couple (as they did in real life) in this light British comedy about a husband and wife who inherit a run down cinema complete with equally creaky staff (Miles, Rutherford and Miles). Phillips is the suave solicitor who advises them.

There's more than a little vibe of the later Goodman vehicle, Matinee, as well as the classic Ealing comedies in the resulting escapades.  Anyone who is a fan of silent film and old cinemas will find something to enjoy in this harmless and undemanding comedy.

Verdict: Fun period piece.

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