Old Mother Riley's New Venture

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Old Mother Riley's New Venture
"Old Mother Riley's New Venture" (1949).jpg
Directed by John Harlow
Written by Jack Marks
Con West
John Harlow (additional scenes)
Produced byHarry Reynolds
Starring Arthur Lucan
Kitty McShane
Chili Bouchier
Cinematography James Wilson
Edited by Adam Alexander Dawson
Music by George Melachrino
Production
company
Harry Reynolds Productions
Distributed by Renown Pictures
Release date
  • July 1949 (1949-07)
(UK)
Running time
79 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Old Mother Riley's New Venture is a low-budget black-and-white 1949 British comedy film, starring Arthur Lucan, Kitty McShane and Chili Bouchier. [1] It is the twelfth in the long-running Old Mother Riley films, and was the first of the series to play in London's West End. In addition, it was the first to be released in the US, where it opened in 1952, as Old Mother Riley, (and was re-released there as A Wild Irish Night). [2]

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Plot summary

The owner of a five star London hotel leaves for a holiday, and to everyone's surprise promotes Old Mother Riley from kitchen dishwasher to manageress. Chaos ensues, and Mother Riley and Kitty are suddenly suspects in the theft of the Royal Hula Diamond, but somehow along the way also manage a trip to a beauty parlour, a banquet with Arab royalty, some Saint Patrick's Day celebrations, and a climactic custard pie fight. [3]

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References

  1. "Old Mother Riley's New Venture". Bfi. British Film Institute . Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 Slide, Anthony (1998). Eccentrics of Comedy. ISBN   978-0810835344.
  3. "OLD MOTHER RILEY'S NEW VENTURE 1949 DVD". Armand Movies. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
  4. Nield, Anthony (4 January 2006). "Old Mother Riley's New Venture / Old Mother Riley's Jungle Treasure | DVD Video Review | Film @ The Digital Fix". Film.thedigitalfix.com. Retrieved 7 March 2014.