28th April 2024 by

75th anniversary of ‘Passport to Pimlico’

28 April marks the 75th anniversary of the UK release of Passport to Pimlico, a 1949 Ealing comedy starring Stanley Holloway, Margaret Rutherford, Charles Hawtrey and Hermione Baddeley, among a host of other well-known names at he time.

The story concerns the unearthing of treasure and documents that leads to a small part of Pimlico being declared a legal part of the House of Burgundy and, therefore, exempt from the post-war rationing or other bureaucratic restrictions active in Britain at the time.

As a lover of Ealing comedies, the film is a delight. However, the 75th anniversary of my favourite Ealing comedy will be coming in June … watch this space!

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