January 21, 2017

Please Turn Over (1959)

A titillating British farce partly inspired by Peyton Place, Please Turn Over was based on the long-running West End play Book of the Month by Basil Thomas.

The orderly suburban life of a 1950s English town is turned on its head when the teenage daughter (Julia Lockwood, Heidi) of one of the residents writes a steamy bestseller featuring characters obviously based on the local population. They begin to see themselves and their neighbours in a surprising new light. As the girl’s fame escalates, her friends and family enter the realm of notoriety, which turns out not to be so bad after all.

From the Carry-On writer-director team of Norman Hudis and Gerald Thomas, Leslie Phillips stands out amongst an estimable British cast including Joan Sims, Charles Hawtrey and Lionel Jeffries as the wonderfully named Dr. Henry Manners.


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