Laughter in Paradise

Synopsis: Famed practical joker Henry Russell leaves 50,000 pounds to each of his four surviving relatives. But his will has one last joke - they each have to undertake a task completely out of character within a month. As each sets out on their objective they find that quite apart from the promised riches, they are unexpectedly getting a lot out of the challenge. All except caddish Simon Russell, that is.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Mario Zampi
Production: Transocean
93 min

What about it, then?

Well, it seems I'm a beneficiary

under his will, sir.

Just because you've come into a few pounds,

doesn't mean you can behave like a millionaire!

You'll be asking for the afternoon off, next!

Oh, no sir.

Oh, no.


I'll raise you a fiver.

Your 5...

...and 10 more, Russell.

Tenner, eh?...

I'll see you.



How high?

4 kings.

If you beat that, I'll eat my cigar.

Better start eating, old son... 4 aces!

- Telegram sir...

- Open it, Benson.

Bad luck, old boy... but I did have

the decency not to raise you.

Very kind of you Simon, I'm sure.

Well, I hate fleecing a pal in my own flat.



Well... you'll have to carry on

without me...

So make yourselves at home...

there's plenty of whisky...

Well, I like that!

You would pardon Mr Russell, sir...

He's had some very sad news.

My heart bleeds for him.

Hello... Mr Endicott?

Simon Russell here... I just got your wire.

Is it true?


Yes, I thought it might have been another

of those infernal practical jokes of his.

See you on Wednesday at the celebration.

No... of course... I mean the funeral...

I'm sorry!

I'm happy as a lark!

Benson... my dinner jacket...

I'm celebrating tonight.

Now look here... get on to Christine...

and tell her... no... she drinks too much...

Call Zena, and tell her

to meet me at The Garter...

She's always a certainty.

Are you ready Miss Wilcott?

- Yes.

- Good.

"Blood Lust"...

A novel by Jeremy Sinclair

Chapter I... entitled "Sweet Meeting"


I walked into the room and there stood Petal...

her silken hair languorously

caressing one fair cheek...

her lips, red and inviting...

I walked over to her and slugged her

on the mouth...

No... no... change that, Miss Wilcott... to...

slugged her in the kisser...

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Michael Pertwee

Michael Henry Pertwee (24 April 1916, Kensington, London – 17 April 1991, Camden, London) was an English playwright and screenwriter. Among his credits were episodes of The Saint, Danger Man, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, B-And-B, Ladies Who Do, Hong Kong and many other films and TV series. He was the brother of Jon Pertwee of Doctor Who fame, the son of Roland Pertwee, a noted screenwriter and actor of the 1910s-1950s, a distant cousin of Bill Pertwee, a noted character actor, and the uncle of actor Sean Pertwee. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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