Big Time Operators (1957)


Big Time Operators Poster
Original Title: The Smallest Show on Earth
Type: Movie
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 80 Minutes    (1 Hours : 20 Minutes)
Release Date: 31 Oct 1960 (Sweden)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Basil Dearden
Writer: 
William Rose, John Eldridge
Stars: 
Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford  »




Description

A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit", and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.




Plot

Jean (Virginia McKenna) and Matt (Bill Travers) are a struggling married couple, with Matt trying to scrape out a living as a writer. Out of the blue, they receive a telegram informing them that Matt's long-lost uncle has died and left them his business - a cinema in the town of Sloughborough. They pack their bags and travel to Sloughborough expecting to sell the cinema to gain a huge inheritance. However, they discover the cinema is falling apart and is run by a comically incompetant staff who seem to have worked there forever. They set out with a plan to sell it, but things don't quite go as planned. Written by Col Needham




Tagline

The Funniest Show on Earth!





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Big Time Operators (United States)
    Sous le plus petit chapiteau du monde (France)
    Den tossede biograf (Denmark)
    Najmensie kino na svete (Slovakia)
    Die kleinste Schau der Welt (East Germany)

  • Company

    British Lion Films

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Certification

    Australia:G
    Finland:S
    Norway:7
    Sweden:Btl
    United Kingdom:U
    United Kingdom:U (tv rating)
    United Kingdom:U (video rating)
    United States:Not Rated
    United States:Approved
    United States:Passed (National Board of Review)

  • Location

    Christchurch Avenue
    Kilburn
    London
    England
    UK





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.75 : 1 (theatrical release)

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono (Westrex Recording System)