Initial DVD releaseFebruary 15, 2010 (United Kingdom) CastHattie Jacques (Mrs Albion), John Le Mesurier (Col Pall K Gargoyle), Lindsay Anderson (Michael-Angelico), Kermit Sheets (Sam), Jill Bennett (Miss Kellerman) Similar moviesBIG JOY: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013)
The pleasure garden 1953 a film by james broughton
The Pleasure Garden is a short film written and directed by James Broughton in 1953. Among its crew was Peter Price as sound editor. Cast members included the subsequent director Lindsay Anderson and Broughton's artistic collaborator Kermit Sheets.
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Filmed among the ruins of the Crystal Palace Terraces, The Pleasure Garden is a poetic ode to desire, and winner of the Prix de Fantasie Poetique at Cannes in 1954. Made by the American poet James Broughton, the film features Hattie Jacques and Lindsay Anderson, with John Le Mesurier as the bureaucrat determined to stamp out any form of free expression.
Hattie Jacques as Mrs Albion
Diana Maddox as Bess
Kermit Sheets as Sam
Jean Anderson as Aunt Minerva
John Le Mesurier as Colonel Pall K. Gargoyle
Maxine Audley as Lady Ennui
Derek Hart as Lord Ennui
Jill Bennett as Miss Kellerman
Lindsay Anderson as Michael-Angelico
John Heawood as Mr Nurmi
Hilary Mackendrick as Miss Wheeling
Gladys Spencer as Mrs Jennybelle
Gontron Goulden as Doctor Hemingway
Victoria Grayson as Miss Greaves
Mary Lee Settle as Mme Paganini
Daphne Hunter as Girl in Grass
The Pleasure Garden was released on DVD in the UK by the BFI on 15 February 2010. The release also includes The Phoenix Tower (UK, 1957, 39 min.), a short documentary charting the construction of the BBC's Crystal Palace Television Tower, plus a fully illustrated booklet with film notes, an original review and a history of the Crystal Palace.