Poet's Pub (1949)

Genres - Comedy, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Comedy Thriller  |   Release Date - Jul 5, 1949 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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British novelist Erik Linklater was well-represented in 1949, with adaptations of two of his best novels hitting the screen almost simultaneously. In Linklater's Poet's Pub, a rhyme-spinner named Saturday Keith (Derek Bond) assumes control of a rustic inn. All Keith wants is a little peace and quiet so that he can write his poems without interruption. Alas, his little Pub becomes a veritable Grand Central Station for a wide variety of eccentrics, ranging from absent-minded professors to bumbling crooks. Stealing the show is the peerless Joyce Grenfell as a toothy patroness of the arts. Poet's Pub has no real plot to speak of, just a series of vignettes unified by a central locale.

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innkeeper, poet, Britain