Hullabaloo Over George and Bonnie's Pictures

12/02/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 12/02/2007
  |  79 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
Hullabaloo Over George and Bonnie's Pictures Film Poster

Synopsis

Originally produced for television in 1978, this India-based comedy is a collaboration between Merchant and Ivory and regular writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. Georgie (Victor Banerjee), a young rajah, and his sister Bonnie (Aparna Sen) are the proud owners of a priceless collection of miniature paintings, which causes them to be the focus of perpetual attention from the dealers, collectors, critics - and, of course, criminals - who clamour to get their hands on them. The hullabaloo reaches its climax when British aristocrat Lady Gwyneth (Peggy Ashcroft) and wealthy American businessman Clark Haven (Larry Pine) square off over the pictures, with their cheque books taking the place of weapons.