The Naked Truth (1957)

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Released in the U.S. as Your Past Is Showing, the British The Naked Truth is a wickedly funny satire of the tabloid-press industry. Dennis Price plays a scandal-sheet publisher named Nigel Dennis who lives high on the hog by blackmailing his wealthy targets. Several of Dennis' victims, including peer Lord Mayley (Terry-Thomas) and model Melissa Right (Shirley Eaton), plot to kill the extortion-grabbing publisher, to no avail. During a wild ride in a malfunctioning blimp, Dennis manages to accomplish by accident what his enemies have tried to do to him on purpose. Though second-billed, the real star of The Naked Truth is Peter Sellers as a smarmily "sincere" TV personality. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Peter Sellers
as Sonny MacGregor
Peggy Mount
as Flora Ransom
Shirley Eaton
as Melissa Right
Dennis Price
as Nigel Dennis
Georgina Cookson
as Lady Mayley
Joan Sims
as Ethel Ransom
Miles Malleson
as Rev. Bestable
Wally Patch
as Paunchy old man
Henry Hewitt
as Gunsmith
George Benson
as Photographer
Wilfrid Lawson
as Sgt. Rumbold
Terry-Thomas
as Lord Mayley
John Stuart
as Inspector
David Lodge
as Policeman
Bill Edwards
as Bill Murphy
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...it's certainly not difficult to see why the film has been forgotten in the years since its 1957 release.

Mar 28, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

While the ending gets fairly manic, you'd expect that of what is essentially a screwball British comedy. ...funny stuff.

Jul 22, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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