Overview

In the summer of 1947, Britain prepares to commemorate the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. To get around food-rationing laws, Dr. Charles Swaby, accountant Henry Allardyce and solicitor Frank Lockwood are fattening a black-market pig for the big day. Egged on by his wife, meek Gilbert Chilvers steals the swine, but the couple must conceal it from inspector Morris Wormold.

  1. Malcolm Mowbray

    Director, Story

  2. Alan Bennett

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael Palin

    Michael Palin

    Gilbert Chilvers

  2. Maggie Smith

    Maggie Smith

    Joyce Chilvers

  3. Richard Griffiths

    Richard Griffiths

    Henry Allardyce

  4. Denholm Elliott

    Denholm Elliott

    Dr. Charles Swaby

  5. Pete Postlethwaite

    Pete Postlethwaite

    Douglas J. Nuttol

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Facts

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 1, 1985
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 34m

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