A Yank in Ermine
A Yank in Ermine is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Gordon Parry and starring Peter M. Thompson, Noelle Middleton, Harold Lloyd Jr. and Diana Decker, and featuring Jon Pertwee and Sid James. It was adapted by John Paddy Carstairs from his own novel "Solid! Said The Earl". The film includes the song "Honey, You Can't Love Two", sung by Decker and written by Eddie Pola and George Wyle.
|A Yank in Ermine|
|Directed by||Gordon Parry|
|Produced by||William Gell|
|Written by||John Baines|
|Based on||novel by John Paddy Carstairs|
|Music by||Stanley Black|
|Edited by||Lito Carruthers|
An American airman (Thompson) inherits from a distant cousin the title of Earl and a house and estate in an English village. Although he is initially reluctant, his fiance (Decker) encourages him to accept it, after she hears how much the estate is worth. When he arrives in England with his two buddies (Pertwee and Lloyd Jr.), he falls for the daughter (Middleton) of the owner of the neighbouring estate - but she is also engaged to be married. (A scene at Heathrow Airport shows a Boeing 377 Stratocruiser in the colours of B.O.A.C.)
- Peter M. Thompson as Joe Turner (credited as Peter Thompson)
- Noelle Middleton as Angela
- Harold Lloyd Jr. as Butch
- Diana Decker as Gloria
- Jon Pertwee as Slowburn
- Reginald Beckwith as Kimp
- Edward Chapman as Duke of Fontenham
- Richard Wattis as Boone
- Guy Middleton as Bertram
- Harry Locke as Clayton
- Jennifer Jayne as Enid
- Sid James as Nightclub Manager (credited as 'Sydney James')
- Patrick Connor as Orderly
In the Radio Times, David Parkinson wrote "What few bright moments there are come from the late Jon Pertwee, who, fittingly, made his film debut in A Yank at Oxford, and Harold Lloyd Jr, the son of the silent screen legend."
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