Home and Away

Home and Away

Vernon Sewell (1956)

77min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
No, not a feature-length version of the Australian soap, but a non-Huggett reunion for Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison. Written and directed by Vernon Sewell, this contrived tale of a widow trying to cheat a fortune out of the pools is meant to be whimsical and slightly wicked. However, it ends up merely frantic and unfunny, with the Warner-Harrison partnership having one of its few off days. The supporting cast is surprisingly strong, but the film still founders - a shame, as it proved to be Leslie Henson's final picture.

Summary

The happy lives of two families are torn apart when their respective sons scoop a small fortune playing the football pools, prompting their parents to devise sneaky plots to keep the cash for themselves. Comedy, starring Jack Warner, Thora Hird and Kathleen Harrison.

Cast & Crew

George Knowles Jack Warner
Elsie Harrison Kathleen Harrison
Mary Knowles Lana Morris
Ted Groves Charles Victor
Margie Groves Thora Hird
Uncle Tom Leslie Henson
Mrs Jarvis Valerie White
Director Vernon Sewell
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteAvailable on: video and DVD
Comedy