Apr 13, 2009

The Naked Truth

This has nothing to do with naked people. This Terry Thomas-Peter Sellers comedy is about the bumbling attempts of a group of people to knock off a newspaper publisher who is blackmailing them. One notable thing is an early appearance by Shirley Eaton, the Bond girl who dies covered in gold paint in Goldfinger.

When the publisher is put on trial for extortion, the truth will come out, unless the people who wanted him dead help him escape. This turns out to be an even larger group of people.

It’s a fairly routine British comedy of the 1950’s, but that means that it’s better than most of what you see on the tube today. Recommended.