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Your Past Is Showing (1957)

The Naked Truth (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 18 December 1957 (France)
A very British comedy about a blackmailer and his victims.

Director:

Mario Zampi

Writers:

Michael Pertwee (original story), Michael Pertwee (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry-Thomas ... Lord Mayley
Peter Sellers ... Sonny Macgregor
Peggy Mount ... Flora Ransom
Shirley Eaton ... Melissa Right
Dennis Price ... Nigel Dennis
Georgina Cookson ... Lady Mayley
Joan Sims ... Ethel Ransom
Miles Malleson ... Rev. Bastable
Kenneth Griffith ... Porter
Moultrie Kelsall ... Mactavish (scenes deleted)
Bill Edwards ... Bill Murphy
Wally Patch Wally Patch ... Paunchy Old Man
Henry Hewitt Henry Hewitt ... Gunsmith
John Stuart ... Police Inspector
David Lodge ... Policeman
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Nigel Dennis publishes a scandal magazine. But for each story he writes, he first approaches the person whose scandalous behavior is described (or rather implied, to avoid any libel suit) and says he will suppress the story in return for money. Several of his victims first decide individually to kill him instead of paying, but fail in amusing ways. Then they find that to protect their various secrets they must now join forces for a rather different purpose... Written by Anonymous

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »

Goofs

Terry Thomas' character blinks twice as Joan Sims backs into him in spite of him being unconscious. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Minister: In reply to the honourable member's question, I can only say... Uhh...
[collapses]
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Crazy Credits

Ends with "The End . . . OR IS IT?" See more »

Connections

Featured in The Unknown Peter Sellers (2000) See more »

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A truly definitive British comedy
12 March 2001 | by spiderspitSee all my reviews

Although this movie greets you with a seedy beginning it quickly blossoms into a delightful and rip-roaring comedy. Watching this movie at the impressionable age of 14, i immediately saw what made British comedy movies so different and, in my opinion, so much more worthwhile than those made across the Atlantic. Peter Sellers is definitely at his best as one of the blackmailees (?) and the rest of the cast is at the worst above average. A truly definitive British comedy!


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 December 1957 (France) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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