A Weekend with Lulu

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A Weekend with Lulu
A Weekend with Lulu FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Produced by Michael Carreras(executive producer)
Ted Lloyd
Screenplay by Ted Lloyd
Story by Ted Lloyd
Val Valentine
Starring Bob Monkhouse
Leslie Phillips
Alfred Marks
Shirley Eaton
Irene Handl
Music by Russ Conway
Cinematography Ken Hodges
Edited by James Needs
Tom Simpson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • 10 April 1961 (1961-04-10) (United Kingdom)
  • 1 November 1961 (1961-11-01) (United States)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

A Weekend with Lulu is a 1961 British black and white comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Bob Monkhouse, Leslie Phillips, Alfred Marks, Shirley Eaton and Irene Handl.[1][2]


Young couple Timothy (Leslie Phillips) and Deirdre (Shirley Eaton) plan a romantic weekend on the coast in pal Fred’s (Bob Monkhouse) ice cream van and towed caravan, affectionately called “Lulu.” When Deidre’s mother (Irene Handl) insists on coming along as her daughter's chaperone, Timothy’s plans are somewhat compromised. A ferry boat mix-up further complicates things, and lands the holidaymakers in France where they encounter a variety of irate Frenchmen.


Critical reception[edit]

Britmovie called it a "Breezy farce spiced with Gallic wisecracks...Bob Monkhouse, Leslie Phillips and Alfred Marks play off each other energetically, whilst Irene Handl is wonderful as the interfering busybody."[3] and TV Guide gave it two out of four stars, calling it "An enjoyable comedy."[4]


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