DirectorAnthony Pelissier Music directorEric Rogers Duration LanguageEnglish
Release date1953 WriterMonja Danischewsky, Alec Grahame (additional dialogue), Peter Myers (additional dialogue), Arnold Ridley (play) CastStanley Holloway (Sam Hollingsworth / Mr Lucifer), Peggy Cummins (Kitty Norton), Jack Watling (Jim Norton), Ian Carmichael (Man Friday), Joan Sims (Fairy Queen) Similar moviesAnthony Pelissier directed Meet Mr Lucifer and Meet Me Tonight
Meet Mr. Lucifer is a black and white British comedy satire film released in 1953 starring Stanley Holloway. It was filmed at Ealing Studios, London, and is one of the Ealing Comedies. The film is based on the play Beggar My Neighbour by Arnold Ridley (who later played Private Godfrey in the BBC television comedy series Dad's Army).
When Mr Pedelty (Joseph Tomelty) leaves his firm, he is given a television set as a retirement present. At first he enjoys all the attention from his neighbours, but soon the attraction wears off, and he sells it on to a young married couple (Jack Watling and Peggy Cummins) living in the flat above him. They soon encounter the same problems, and again the set is passed on to several different characters all with the same results.
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Stanley Holloway as Sam Hollingsworth / Mr. Lucifer