Tons of Trouble
"Tons of Trouble" (1956).jpg
Junia Crawford & Richard Hearne
Directed byLeslie S. Hiscott
Written byRichard Hearne
Leslie S. Hiscott
Based ona story by John Barrow
Produced byRichard Hearne
Elizabeth Hiscott
StarringRichard Hearne
William Hartnell
Austin Trevor
CinematographyNorman Warwick
Edited byCarmen Beliaeff
Music byElizabeth Hiscott
Shaftesbury Films
Distributed byRenown Pictures Corporation (UK)
Release date
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Tons of Trouble is a 1956 black and white British comedy film directed by Leslie S. Hiscott and starring Richard Hearne, William Hartnell and Austin Trevor.[1][2]


The eccentric caretaker of a block of flats, Mr. Pastry (Richard Hearne), is in charge of two of its boilers, whom he lovingly calls "Mavis" and "Ethel." His affection for the pair leads him into unforeseen problems, and he's fired from his job. Meanwhile, wealthy Sir Hervey Shaw (Austin Trevor) is searching for Mr. Pastry to close an important business deal. Mr. Pastry is found just in the nick of time to save both Sir Hervey's deal, and the temperamental "Ethel", who is on the verge of exploding.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote, "Surprisingly, this offbeat story works with some good humor, the elements mixing with effectiveness."[3]


  1. ^ "Tons of Trouble". IMDb. 9 April 1956.
  2. ^ "Tons of Trouble (1956)".
  3. ^ "Tons of Trouble".