Make Me an Offer

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Make Me an Offer
Make Me an Offer (1954 film).jpg
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 [1]
Starring Peter Finch
Adrienne Corri
Music by John Addison
Cinematography Denny Densham
Edited by Bernard Gribble
Group 3
Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • 8 May 1955 (1955-05-08) (UK)
Running time
88 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Make Me an Offer is a 1954 Eastmancolor British comedy film directed by Cyril Frankel and starring Peter Finch as an antique dealer.[2][3]


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.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide dismissed the film as "About as much fun as watching a grandfather clock";[4] 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...";[5] and The New York Times noted an "unpretentious British comed(y)."[6]


  1. ^ Goble, Alan (1 January 1999). "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". Walter de Gruyter – via Google Books. 
  2. ^ "Make Me an Offer! (1955)". 
  3. ^ "Make Me an Offer (1954) - Cyril Frankel - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". 
  4. ^ "Make Me An Offer". 
  5. ^ "Make Me an Offer". 
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