Make Me an Offer
|Make Me an Offer|
|Directed by||Cyril Frankel|
|Produced by||W.P. Lipscomb|
|Written by||W.P. Lipscomb
Wolf Mankowitz (additional dialogue)
|Based on||novel Make Me an Offer by Wolf Mankowitz |
|Music by||John Addison|
|Edited by||Bernard Gribble|
|Distributed by||British Lion Film Corporation (UK)|
On a childhood trip to the British Museum, Charlie (Peter Finch), falls in love with a green Portland vase, and his passion for it leads to him eventually becoming an antique dealer. Years later and struggling in his profession, Charlie finds a Portland Wedgewood vase gathering dust in the attic of a country house up for auction. Unfortunately for Charlie, others are also aware of the vases's value.
- Peter Finch as Charlie
- Adrienne Corri as Nicky
- Rosalie Crutchley as Bella
- Finlay Currie as Abe Sparta
- Meier Tzelniker as Wendl
- Ernest Thesiger as Sir John
- Wilfrid Lawson as Charlie's Father
- Anthony Nicholls as Auctioneer
- Alfie Bass as Fred Frames
- Guy Middleton as Armstrong
- Leonard Williams as Edward H. Whybrow
- Richard O'Sullivan as Charlie (as a boy)
TV Guide dismissed the film as "About as much fun as watching a grandfather clock"; whereas Sky Movies called it an "Engaging comedy," with an "amusing script," concluding, "Far from least, there's that splendid veteran Ernest Thesiger, here as a great-great-grandfather whose past life has not been exactly without reproach..."; and The New York Times noted an "unpretentious British comed(y)."
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- "Make Me an Offer (1954) - Cyril Frankel - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie".
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