Duration DirectorLeslie S. Hiscott Music directorElizabeth Hiscott
WriterJohn Barrow (story), Richard Hearne, Leslie S. Hiscott ScreenplayRichard Hearne, Leslie S. Hiscott CastRichard Hearne (Mr Pastry), William Hartnell (Bert), Austin Trevor (Sir Hervey Shaw), Joan Marion (Angela Shaw), Ralph Truman (Inspector Bridger) Similar moviesThe Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935)
Tons of Trouble is a 1956 black and white British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Richard Hearne, William Hartnell and Austin Trevor.
The eccentric caretaker of a block of flats, Mr. Pastry (Richard Hearne), is in charge of two of its boilers, whom he lovingly calls "Mavis" and "Ethel." His affection for the pair leads him into unforeseen problems, and he's fired from his job. Meanwhile, wealthy Sir Hervey Shaw (Austin Trevor) is searching for Mr. Pastry to close an important business deal. Mr. Pastry is found just in the nick of time to save both Sir Hervey's deal, and the temperamental "Ethel", who is on the verge of exploding.
TV Guide wrote, "Surprisingly, this offbeat story works with some good humor, the elements mixing with effectiveness."