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A Weekend with Lulu (1961)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 April 1961 (UK)
Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone.

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Ted Lloyd (screenplay), Ted Lloyd (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Monkhouse ... Fred Scrutton
Leslie Phillips ... Timothy Gray
Alfred Marks ... Comte de Grenoble
Shirley Eaton ... Deirdre Proudfoot
Irene Handl ... Florence Proudfoot
Sidney James ... Café Patron
Kenneth Connor ... British Tourist
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Stationmaster
Eugene Deckers ... Inspector Larue
Graham Stark ... Chiron
Tutte Lemkow ... Postman Léon
Judith Furse ... Mme. Bon-Bon
Denis Shaw ... Bar Patron
Stuart Hillier Stuart Hillier ... Flying Corsican
Andreas Malandrinos Andreas Malandrinos ... Lodge Keeper
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Fred, Tim and Deirdre plan a fun weekend break on the coast. What they didn't make allowances for was the company of Deirdre's mother who insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone.

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The hilarious British comedy with the spicy French flavor! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

10 April 1961 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Fim de Semana Complicado See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Whilst manhandling 'Lulu' the caravan, Timothy (Leslie Phillips) says "Left hand down a bit". This was one of his catchphrases as the character Sub-Lieutenant Phillips in the BBC radio comedy The Navy Lark, which would have been well-known to British audiences at the time. See more »

Quotes

Florence Bell: Look, none of your filthy French tricks.
[the dog yaps]
Florence Bell: Be quiet, Gaylord! You just take us back to Folkestone
railway worker: [speaking French] Comment?
Florence Bell: It's you that's common! You take us back to Folkestone else I'll write to British Railways. It's coming to something... first they take you to where you don't want to go, then they keep putting the fares up!
railway worker: You've got to come with me, Madame
Florence Bell: I will not come with you. You'll have to learn control, you French. You won't catch me putting my nose outside this ...
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A Weekend with Lulu
(end theme)
Written by Russ Conway (as Trevor H. Stanford)
Played by Russ Conway
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Engaging comedy from an unlikely source
23 August 2007 | by graduatedanSee all my reviews

Although Hammer films is closely associated with the horror genre, the studio did produce other features, such as the crime drama Hell is a city and the wonderful comedy A Weekend with Lulu. The film stars Leslie Philips as a young man who wants to take his girlfriend (Shirley Eaton) to the seashore in a borrowed caravan. His friend Fred (Bob Monkhouse)is going to take them there, but in true comic fashion things don't go as planned and the group ends up stranded in France. Getting back to England is going to be difficult with no money and no petrol and these plot complications lead to one mishap after another. A fine comic cast, brisk pacing and a sweet natured approach to comedy that the British did so well in the 1950s and 60s make A Weekend with Lulu a very pleasant way to spend 90 minutes.


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