A Run for Your Money

A Run for Your Money

Charles Frend (1949)

U Certificate


Our Score
Directed by Charles Frend, this is one of the weakest comedies produced by Ealing Studios. Chronicling the misadventures of Welsh miners Donald Houston and Meredith Edwards after they win a day out in London, it is nothing more than a string of cheap jokes at the expense of the naive boys from the Valleys lost in the urban jungle. It's hard to summon up any interest in Edwards's encounter with harpist Hugh Griffith, while Houston's involvement with con artist Moira Lister similarly tests the patience. More galling than the patronising humour is the waste of Alec Guinness as their journalist guide.


A group of Welsh rugby fans experiences a series of adventures while on a London jaunt to see a match against England. Ealing comedy, starring Alec Guinness, Moira Lister, Donald Houston and Meredith Edwards.

Cast & Crew

Dai Jones Donald Houston
Jo Moira Lister
Whimple Alec Guinness
Twm Jones Meredith Edwards
Huw Price Hugh Griffith
Editor Clive Morton
Barney Leslie Perrins
Mrs Pargiter Joyce Grenfell
Director Charles Frend
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD