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A frolic by SHIRLEY COOKLIN Based on a story by GUY DE MAUPASSANT with Patsy Rowlands as Rosalie, the all-seeing, all-telling maid-of-all-work (who does most of the putting-upon) and Rosalie's seen it all before and today's going to be just another day. But she s wrong. There's the question of Monsieur's promotion for one thing. And for another, Granny goes and does something extraordinary. After that all hell's let loose chez Caravan!
Directed by DAVID JOHNSTON Stereo (R)


Unknown: Shirley Cooklin
Story By: Guy de Maupassant
Unknown: Patsy Rowlands
Directed By: David Johnston
poor, put-upon Albert Caravan: John Warner
Madame Caravan: Monica Grey
Granny: Kathleen Helmf
Marie Louise: Moir Leslie
Regine: Jane Wenham
Fred: Cuve Panto
Chenet: Henry Stamper
Mme Lebaudin: Sheila Grant
Priest: Michael Bilton
Bonassot: William Eedle

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