Classic body swap comedy, based on the Victorian novel by F. Anstey and adapted and directed by Peter Ustinov. When stuffy businessman Paul Bultitude (Roger Livesey) and his son Dick (Anthony Newley) are having a rare heart-to-heart talk, both surprise the other by confessing how dissatisfied they are with their lives. Unfortunately, they have this conversation while in view of a magical stone idol brought back from India by the disreputable Uncle Marmaduke (David Hutcheson), and before they know it the Bultitudes have swapped bodies. While Dick poses as his father, shocking the household staff with wild parties and agreeing to a shady business deal with Uncle Marmaduke, Mr Bultitude surprises his headmaster Dr Grimstone (James Robertson Justice) and his daughter Dulcie (Petula Clark) with his boring, conservative habits.
Release Date: 15 August 2005
Certificate: U - Universal - Suitable for all
Running Time: 111 minutes
Production Year: 1948
Main Language: English