Man about to have lunch is recruited for a search – and can’t eat!

The movie is a comedy filmed in black and white I saw in the seventies (1976 or before), but it is older, probably from the thirties.

It starts when our hero is about to have lunch. A person or several come and after a brief exchange they all go out looking for someone else. The movie unfolds in a similar fashion: they go to several houses, always looking for this person, and at each house there’s something to eat. Alas, our here can never indulge. He becomes increasingly desperate to eat as the movie goes.

Finally they find who they were looking for at a big smart party where there’s a banquet ready. A foodfight ensues, and our hero finally gets to eat something. The final scene is of him digging into a something (chicken leg?) sitting at the bottom of the water-filled swimming pool.

8 thoughts on “Man about to have lunch is recruited for a search – and can’t eat!

    1. Thank you for your answer GG. The aesthetics of the picture I saw was from the first half of the XX century. The clothes, the rooms… everything was from before the 1940s

      1. But you are recalling the plot of DCotB, in detail. You may want to check out this title again. It’s the film you are seeking.

        1. DCotB is about six friends who just can’t have a meal together, and it has a 60s aesthetic. Also, as far as I know, there is no final foodfight and swimming pool scene.

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