Folly to Be Wise (1953)

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Comedy. Captain Paris, the new chaplain on an English army base, is responsible for the soldiers' entertainment, which has lately been woeful. On hearing of an artist, George Prout, and his wife Angela, who live locally and who have a professor friend visiting (who is a regular on a BBC 'brains trust' broadcast), Paris decides to invite them to take part in a similar panel question-and-answer evening alongside some local personages (a viscountess, Lady Dodd, a doctor and the Labour MP). Unfortunately, the Prouts are going through a difficult phase, with the professor attempting to woo Angela away from George, and a question (asked by Paris's secretary, Jessie) about whether marriage is a good idea becomes becomes uncomfortably personal, and leads to some explosive emotion and wild behaviour.

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