Passport to Pimlico (1949)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire  |   Release Date - Apr 26, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Passport to Pimlico is one of the most charmingly whimsical Ealing Studios comedies of the late 1940s-early 1950s. As a result of wartime bombing, an ancient parchment is uncovered, proving that the Pimlico section of London belongs to Burgundy, France. Long taken for granted by other Londoners, the tiny Pimlico populace decides to take advantage of its "foreign" status. Affable oaf Stanley Holloway is made head of the new government, whereupon he merrily begins erecting borders and imposing customs duties. The sweetly satirical script of Passport to Pimlico was written by director Henry Cornelius and Ealing stalwart T.E.B. Clarke.

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bomb, government, treaty, border [geographic], conflict, contract, document, explosion, owner, Britain, France