Rent Harry Enfield's Norbert Smith: A Life (1989)

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Rent Harry Enfield's Norbert Smith: A Life (aka Sir Norbert Smith, a Life) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Harry Enfield's mockumentary, first shown on Channel 4 in 1989, is a hilarious send-up of biopics and British cinema. Melvyn Bragg (as himself) arrives at the country home of Sir Norbert Smith (Enfield) in the week of his 80th birthday, to reminisce about a distinguished acting career that ranged from 'Hamlet' to the face of Sudso washing powder. Sir Norbert's recollections, addled by drink, are supported with clips from his greatest hits - from comedy capers 'Passport to Puddlewitch' and 'Whimsy Galore!' to the shocking tale of 1930's juvenile delinquency 'Rebel Without a Tie'.
He serves the war effort by scuttling off to Hollywood to make musicals about the Blitz, and leads the cast of 'Rover Returns Home', an English take on Lassie. 'It's Grim Up North' reprises the misery of 1960's social realism; and in his final role he gamely plays Nelson Mandela (as Alec Guinness was unavailable). The cast includes self-parodying 'Carry On' regulars Jack Douglas, Barbara Windsor and Kenneth Connor.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Geoffrey Perkins
Writers:
Harry Enfield, Geoffrey Perkins
Aka:
Sir Norbert Smith, a Life
Studio:
Simply Media
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy, Documentary
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
16/07/2018
Run Time:
47 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour and B & W

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