Gert and Daisy's Weekend (1942)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Gert and Daisy's Weekend (1942)

Country Waters

Gert and Daisy are having a right old time at the butchers and when they go to the authorities they end up in a confusing mess as they are mistaken for volunteers to help escort a group of children evacuated from the city to go and live in an impressive home in the country. In the midst of this confusion Gert and Daisy believe they are being sent their as spies. And maybe circumstances are working for the right reasons as not only do they end up with the suitcase belonging to the neighbour's daughter's boyfriend's suitcase but there are jewel thieves which are targeting the jewellery of the lady whose home they are staying in.

I am sure there are people who remember watching, or maybe that is listening to, Elsie and Doris Waters back when they were young and maybe those people will have fond memories of the sisters with their rapid back and forth dialogue and a few witty songs. But as such if you do find yourself coming across their movie "Gert and Daisy's Weekend" I need to warn you that this is one of those movies which watched now is not really entertaining and more a look back at the sort of simple entertainment which still worked for some back in 1942, although in truth was on its way out back then.

As such "Gert and Daisy's Weekend" doesn't warrant much of a review as we have some confusion comedy, some bungling thieves, Elise and Doris delivering their brand of comedy and with some evacuees we also have pesky kids who end up drawn in to the confusion involving stolen jewels. In truth it is a bit of a cacophony, a lot of noise but with out much reward and ends up now the sort of movie which you might be boring off before it really gets going.

What this all boils down to is that "Gert and Daisy's Weekend" is a look at the past, a seemingly simpler time when it comes to what passed for entertainment.


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