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Folly to Be Wise (1953)

Folly to Be Wise
7.2 Rating
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6.7 IMDB rating

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Alastair Sim

Alastair Sim

Capt. William Paris
Elizabeth Allan

Elizabeth Allan

Angela Prout
Roland Culver

Roland Culver

George Prout
Colin Gordon

Colin Gordon

Prof. James Mutch
Martita Hunt

Martita Hunt

Lady Dodds
Janet Brown

Janet Brown

Jessie Killegrew
Peter Martyn

Peter Martyn

Walter
Miles Malleson

Miles Malleson

Dr. Hector McAdam


Written by (View all)
James Bridie

James Bridie

play It Depends What You Mean
John Dighton

John Dighton

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British Comedies of the 40s, 50s and 60s (40 items)
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Published 1 year, 11 months ago

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Release date: 6 December 1953
Army Show (1), British (1), 1953 (1)
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British Comedies of the 40s, 50s and 60s (40 movies items)

"Alastair Sim made 'Folly to Be Wise', based on a play by his friend James Bridie, one of his pet projects and Gilliat and Launder helped him bring it to the screen. While not one of the strongest of British comedies (the film is clearly just a filmed play, despite some failed attempts to make it seem more cinematic towards the end), 'Folly to Be Wise' is still an enjoyable little film thanks mainly to Sim's excellent performance as an exasperated chaplain of an army base who struggles to find a"