Man of the Moment

Synopsis: Civil Servant Norman becomes the favourite of the rulers of a South Seas island that the British have an interest in.
Genre: Comedy
 
IMDB:
6.5
Year:
1955
85 min
11 Views


Is there anything of value on the island?

- Milk?

- No. No milk. Maybe a little oil.

Ain't it marvellous?

I'm not clear about this island's position

in relation to the mainland.

It's all quite clear on the map here.

Let me show you. Now, er...let me see.

- Where do you want it, sir?

- Just there.

- Take that away.

- You said...

Take it away!

Am I right in saying just there?

No, not there. There.

Will you take that away?

Oh, have a cake.

- Are there any rocks?

- Only one. Who's going to have it?

Will you get out?

There'll be six travelling.

Shall I lay on the transport?

- I take it we're going by air.

- Coming down.

I think we've covered everything now.

Take a filing clerk with you, Jackson.

Yes, sir. I'll see to that right away.

Oh! Where's that wretched tea boy?

Who wants me?

- Who did that?

- Get out!

Get out!

If you spent less time studying

movie stars and more on your job...

- Where's Mr Vavistock?

- Flu.

- Where to?

- No, sir, he's got flu.

- Where's his deputy?

- On leave.

- Where's his deputy?

- That's me.

- Good. Got a passport?

- No, sir.

Get one. Got any passport photos?

You'll need two.

I've got this one, sir.

That's me in the football team.

See if you can find me.

- Go on. Pick me out.

- No, that won't do.

Haven't you got one by yourself?

I've got this one. There you are.

It's not my body, of course.

You'd better get some done. File these.

That's all I've got.

Except one from when I was a baby.

- What are you doing up there?

- Putting these away.

Go and get your passport photos taken.

- What do I want photos for?

- You're going away tomorrow.

- Me? Where?

- Geneva.

Geneva? Me? Aargh! Aargh! Hey!

Hey!

- (Knocking)

- Come in.

- Good morning.

- Good morning.

- It's a lovely day.

- Perfectly glorious.

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Vernon Sylvaine

Vernon Sylvaine (1896–1957) was a British playwright and screenwriter. He is known for writing several popular stage farces. He began working in film in 1937 when his stage hit Aren't Men Beasts! was turned into a film of the same title starring Robertson Hare and Alfred Drayton. Hare and Drayton starred in two further adaptations of his plays A Spot of Bother (1938) and Women Aren't Angels (1943). He adapted his own play for the 1943 comedy-thriller Warn That Man starring Gordon Harker, Basil Radford and Judy Kelly. His 1948 play One Wild Oat was turned into a 1951 film of the same title. He was the father of the actress June Sylvaine. more…

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