Release date1955 WriterRichard Hearne, Leslie S. Hiscott (screenplay), Leslie S. Hiscott (story), Brock Williams (story) CastRichard Hearne (Charles Pastry), Ellen Pollock (Lady Florence), Richard Wattis (Edgar), Robert Moreton (Humphrey), Frederick Leister (Sir John), Peter Sinclair (Kane) Similar moviesLady from Lisbon (1942)
The time of his life directed by leslie s hiscott
The Time of His Life is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Richard Hearne, Ellen Pollock, Richard Wattis and Robert Moreton. A man is released from prison, and goes to live with his socialite daughter.
When newly released prisoner Mr. Pastry (Richard Hearne) comes home to stay, he proves an embarrassment to his social climbing daughter Lady Florence (Ellen Pollock). As president of the society for the rehabilitation of ex-convicts, she attempts to hide the fact her father is an ex-con. She locks Mr. Pastry in his bedroom, and even plots to have him sent to Australia. But Lady Florence's children see Mr. Pastry differently, and he helps them through a problem, prompting even his daughter to see Mr. Pastry in a new light.
Richard Hearne as Charles Pastry
Ellen Pollock as Lady Florence
Richard Wattis as Edgar
Robert Moreton as Humphrey
Frederick Leister as Sir John
Peter Sinclair as Kane
John Downing as Simon
Anne Smith as Penelope
Darcy Conyers as Morgan
Yvonne Hearne as Guest
Peggy Ann Clifford as Cook
Arthur Hewlett as Prison Governor
Harry Towb as Steele
TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it a "simple comedy with likable characters"; the Radio Times rated the film three out of five stars, and wrote, "Though not a patch on Pastry's many TV shows, it's still a nostalgic treat"; and Sky Movies also rated the film three out of five stars, writing, "Both comedy and pathos come off well in an unpretentious little film that has likeable characters, an acceptable story and some amusing situations. In the supporting cast: two other music-hall comedians - Robert Moreton, once famous for his 'Bumper Fun Book' and Peter Sinclair."