The Chiltern Hundreds

  • Film
  • Comedy
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Adaptation of William Douglas Home's drawing-room comedy about a shocked butler (Parker) who puts up for election as Tory candidate when the young master (Tomlinson) proposes to run for Labour and marry the parlourmaid. Needless to say the conservative proprieties are observed at the end, and it all emerges more as domestic farce than political satire, but excellent performances (Parker, Fielding and Matthews in particular) make it really rather engaging.

Release details

Duration: 84 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Screenwriter: William Douglas-Home, Patrick Kirwan
Cast: Cecil Parker
AE Matthews
David Tomlinson
Marjorie Fielding
Joyce Carey
Lana Morris
Helen Backlin
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