Isn't Life Wonderful! (1953)

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Alternative titles

  • Uncle and His Bicycle Shop Working
  • Father Knows Best Working
  • Uncle Willie's Bicycle Shop Alternative
  • Uncle Willie and the Bicycle Shop Alternative


Comedy. Indolent and alcoholic Uncle Willie is the shame of his Edwardian family. When his brother-in-law becomes engaged to the daughter of a wealthy American banker the family decide that something needs to be done and buy him a bicycle shop, hoping - in vain as it turns out - that it will help him change his ways.

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