Village of Daughters  [DVD]Eric Sykes (actor)
John Le Mesurier (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 86 min
Quality: Excellent, Widescreen.
Comedy about an unemployed travelling salesman who discovers an Italian village where the men have all emigrated to seek their fortune, leaving behind a surfeit of nubile women. Eric Sykes stars, with John Le Mesurier, Carol White and Warren Mitchell.
Eric Sykes rarely landed leading roles and he struggles to make an impact in this slight Sicilian farce. Travelling saleman Sykes arrives in a village that's so short of eligible men that a letter from London requesting a bride for an exile's son is a cause for commotion. He is invited by local priest John Le Mesurier to select the most suitable candidate.
However, he's soon abusing his position - flogging his wares at inflated prices and flirting with local beauties Yvonne Romain and Scilla Gabel. Corrupt mayor Grégoire Aslan has his moments.