His Excellency (1952)

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His Excellency (1952) Poster

The post-war Labour government appoints an ex-docker as Governor of a Mediterranean colony.


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18 December 2019 | Floydoid_
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| Ealing B-Movie
By the time we entered the 1950's Ealing Productions were still just about in their main stride, but His Excellency (1952) doesn't really fire on all cylinders. Ealing classics such as The Titfield Thunderbolt (1953) and The Ladykillers (1955) were still in the future, but you do get the feeling that their impetus was starting to decline.

This film can't decide whether it is satirising workers' rights or British colonial rule. For much better treatises on these topics go and seek out 'I'm All Right Jack' and 'Carry On Up the Khyber' respectively. 'His Excellency' suffers from a so-so script, some wooden performances (from a more than decent cast) and flat direction.

But overall this film is not very funny or engaging, so I put it in the category of 'passes the time OK if there's nothing else to watch'.

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Release Date:

1 February 1956

Language

English, Spanish


Country of Origin

UK

Filming Locations

Sicily, Italy

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