The Million Pound Note

THE MILLION POUND NOTE (aka MAN WITH A MILLION) (U)
D: Ronald Neame
GFD (John Bryan)
UK 1953
91 mins

Comedy

W: Jill Craigie [based on a story by Mark Twain]
DP: Geoffrey Unsworth
Ed: Clive Dinner
Mus: William Alwyn

Gregory Peck (Henry Adams), Jane Griffiths (Portia Lansdowne), Ronald Squire (Oliver Montpelier), Joyce Grenfell (Duchess of Cromarty), A.E. Matthews (Duke of Frognall)

A twist on "Brewster's Millions" for a British audience with an American star, a man is given a million pounds in the form of a single note and is given the challenge of spending it without breaking into it.
The film has a slight charm about it, but doesn't have the weight of the best Ealing comedies. A pleasant watch, but nothing remarkable.
6/10

Gregory Peck in The Million Pound Note
Gregory Peck in The Million Pound Note