The Chiltern Hundreds

05/05/2014
  |  Book Tickets: 01/01/1949
  |  Buy to Own: 05/05/2014
  |  Watch Now: 01/02/2008
  |  81 min
Rated U by the BBFC

Synopsis

John Paddy Carstairs directs this 1940s British comedy starring David Tomlinson, Cecil Parker and A.E. Matthews. Desperate to marry his American fiancée, Lord Tony Pym (Tomlinson) applies for leave from National Service on the basis that he intends to contest a parliamentary seat for the Conservative Party. The seat in question has been in the Pym family for many generations but times are changing and Tony's complacency comes back to bite him when he loses the election to Labour's Mr Cleghorn (Tom Macaulay). Under fire from his family and with his future uncertain, Tony makes the unexpected decision to stand for parliament again - this time as a socialist...