Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Naked Truth

1957 British Comedy Film

Director: Mario Zampi

Writer: Michael Pertwee

Cinematography: Stanley Pavey

Running time: 94 minutes

Country: United Kingdom

Terry-Thomas as Lord Henry Mayley
Peter Sellers as Sonny MacGregor
Peggy Mount as Flora Ransom
Shirley Eaton as Melissa Right
Dennis Price as Nigel Dennis
Georgina Cookson as Lady Lucy Mayley, Henry's wife
Joan Sims as Ethel Ransom, Flora's daughter and reluctant accomplice
Miles Malleson as Reverend Cedric Bastable, Flora's fiancé
Kenneth Griffith as Porter
Moultrie Kelsall as Mactavish
Bill Edwards as Bill Murphy, Melissa's rich Texan boyfriend
Wally Patch as Fred - paunchy old man
Henry Hewitt as Gunsmith
John Stuart as Police Inspector
David Lodge as Constable Johnson
Joan Hurley as Authoress
Peter Noble as Television Announcer
Victor Rietti as Doctor
Ronald Adam as Chemist (uncredited)
George Benson as Photographer (uncredited)
Michael Brennan as 2nd Irishman (uncredited)
Mario Fabrizi as Man in Autograph Crowd (uncredited)
Wilfrid Lawson as Walter, Television Show Contestant (uncredited)
Edie Martin as Elderly Lady in Autograph Crowd (uncredited)
Gibb McLaughlin as Old Man in Television Show Audience (uncredited)
Marjorie Rhodes as Lady on Phone (uncredited)
Michael Ripper as J.E. Freeman - Greengrocer (uncredited)
Austin Trevor as Minister with Heart Attack (uncredited)
Jerold Wells as 1st Irishman (uncredited)

A very British comedy: About a blackmailer and his victims.

Awards: None

Sellers was the first male to appear on the cover of Playboy Magazine, in April 1964


5 stars out of 5 stars

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