Rent The Smallest Show on Earth (1957)

3.6 of 5 from 77 ratings
1h 13min
Rent The Smallest Show on Earth (aka Big Time Operators) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Overjoyed to learn that they've inherited a cinema in the north of England, Matt (Bill Travers) and Jean (Virginia McKenna) Spenser are subsequently shattered to find it's less of a grand picture palace and more of a fleapit (with three equally decrepit employees). Can the couple make a go of it or will they be forced to sell up and watch the Bijou Kinema be redeveloped into a car park?
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Michael Relph
Writers:
William Rose, John Eldridge
Aka:
Big Time Operators
Studio:
Momentum Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Classics, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/07/2002
Run Time:
73 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BBFC:
Release Date:
11/03/2019
Run Time:
81 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 1.0, English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Alternative Main Titles (Mute)
  • Image Gallery
  • PDF Material

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Reviews (3) of The Smallest Show on Earth

Gentle, fun British Comedy. - The Smallest Show on Earth review by Steve Mason

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07/10/2013

British comedy, more charming than hilarious, but enjoyable all the same. Travers and McKenna inherit and reopen a run down cinema, by no means aided by staff Sellers, Rutherford and Miles, who are all great playing elderly eccentrics. There's a lovely scene when the three watch a silent film in rapturous nostalgia.

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Hilarious classic - The Smallest Show on Earth review by Harry

Spoiler Alert
20/06/2018

For the older generation, a trip down memory lane with some great stars. Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna were a fine teaming - they later co-starred in "Born Free". What a hilarious place to put a cinema! Very enjoyable.

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The film feels old, like the cinema - The Smallest Show on Earth review by George

Spoiler Alert
21/01/2020

My wife and looked forward to seeing this film again. It concerns a couple who inherit a decrepit old cinema, with a decrepit old staff, We enjoyed it many years ago but no longer as we felt it had passed its sell-by date, so we pressed the eject button.

George Roby/

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