Passport to Pimlico (1949)

  • Comedy
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  • 1h 24m

In this Ealing Studios gem, set in post-war London, the characterful residents of Pimlico discover a medieval charter which reveals that they are actually part of Burgundy. The residents form their own government and decide to secede from Great Britain with predictably comic results.

With its quirky script and gallery of eccentric characters (including Ealing regular Stanley Holloway), this is Ealing comedy at its finest and most affectionate, and in its portrayal of the British government, is one of the Studios’ most subversive, gently anarchic films.

Director

Henry Cornelius

Language

English

Country

UK