Release date10 April 1961 (1961-04-10) WriterTed Lloyd (screenplay), Ted Lloyd (story), Val Valentine (story) Initial releaseApril 10, 1961 (United Kingdom) CastLeslie Phillips (Timothy Gray), Shirley Eaton (Deirdre Proudfoot), Irene Handl (Florence Bell), Sid James (Café Patron), Bob Monkhouse (Fred Scrutton) Similar moviesThe Holiday, The Santa Clause 2, The Santa Clause, Bridget Jones's Diary, Elf, Aladdin
A Weekend with Lulu is a 1961 British black and white comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Bob Monkhouse, Leslie Phillips, Alfred Marks, Shirley Eaton and Irene Handl.
Young couple Timothy (Leslie Phillips) and Deirdre (Shirley Eaton) plan a romantic weekend on the coast in pal Fred’s (Bob Monkhouse) ice cream van and towed caravan, affectionately called “Lulu.” When Deidre’s mother (Irene Handl) insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone, Timothy’s plans are somewhat compromised. A ferry boat mix-up further complicates things, and lands the holidaymakers in France where they encounter a variety of irate Frenchmen.
Bob Monkhouse as Fred Scrutton
Leslie Phillips as Timothy Gray
Alfred Marks as Comte de Grenoble
Shirley Eaton as Deirdre Proudfoot
Irene Handl as Florence Bell
Sid James as Café Patron
Kenneth Connor as British Tourist
Sydney Tafler as Stationmaster
Eugene Deckers as Inspector Larue
Graham Stark as Chiron
Tutte Lemkow as Postman Léon
Judith Furse as Madame Bon-Bon
Denis Shaw as Bar Patron
Britmovie called it a "Breezy farce spiced with Gallic wisecracks...Bob Monkhouse, Leslie Phillips and Alfred Marks play off each other energetically, whilst Irene Handl is wonderful as the interfering busybody." and TV Guide gave it two out of four stars, calling it "An enjoyable comedy."