29 Acacia Avenue Operation Cupid

20/04/2009
  |  Buy to Own: 20/04/2009
  |  143 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Double bill of British comedies. In '29 Acacia Avenue' (1945), Mr and Mrs Robinson (Gordon Harker and Betty Balfour) set off for a Mediterranean cruise but get no further than a seaside holiday in Bognor. Arriving back early, they are shocked to discover their daughter Joan (Jill Evans) about to embark on a trial marriage, and their son Peter (Jimmy Hanley) involved in a divorce suit between his girlfriend and her husband. In 'Operation Cupid' (1960), three shady characters - Charlie (Charles Farrell), Cecil (Wallas Eaton) and Mervyn (Harold Goodwin) - become the unwilling proprietors of a exclusive matrimonial agency. When Charlie meets wealthy widow Mrs Mountjoy (Avice Landone), she looks fair game and he decides to pose as a South African millionaire in order to marry her himself - but soon finds out she is as penniless as he is.