It's a Grand Life (1953)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Slapstick  |   Release Date - Nov 1, 1953 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Frank Randle tones down the impurities of his music hall routines in the British service comedy It's a Grand Life. Randle plays a put-upon private, while zaftig Diana Dors co-stars as a female corporal. Surprise: Randle's not in love with Dors, but his friend Dan Young is head over heels. In time-honored Cyrano tradition, Randle gets Dors' attention by rescuing her from the unwanted advances of sergeant-major Michael Brennan, then points her in Young's direction. As was his custom, Frank Randle collaborated on the screenplay of It's a Grand Life, reserving for himself as many smirky one-liners as the footage would allow.

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damsel-in-distress, love, military, misfit, romance, seduction, soldier