A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

Ralph Thomas (1953)

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Adapted from Jerrard Tickell's popular novel, The Hand and Flower, this mix of poignant drama and postcard comedy follows cockney darts captain Stanley Holloway as he leads his team on a trip to Boulogne. Some familiar faces, including Thora Hird and Bill Owen, appear in cameo roles, but the stories that linger longest in the mind are those owing least to contrivance: notably widower James Hayter's return to his honeymoon hotel, and ex-soldier Donald Sinden's reunion with Odile Versois, the beauty he'd known as a child during the war.


A pub darts team encounter romance, adventure and the Foreign Legion on a day trip to Boulogne. Comedy, starring Stanley Holloway, Donald Sinden and Joan Rice.

Cast & Crew

Charley Porter Stanley Holloway
Jim Carver Donald Sinden
Vera Mitchell Joan Rice
Martine Berthier Odile Versois
Fred Collins James Hayter
Stan Harvey Harry Fowler
Mr Robinson Edward Chapman
Percy Goodall Peter Jones
Shorty Sharpe Bill Owen
Bert Tripp Meredith Edwards
Captain George Coulouris
Marvin Vernon Gray
Mrs Trott Thora Hird
Henri Dubot Theodore Bikel
Mrs Collins Brenda de Banzie
Grandmere Lilly Kahn
Al Arthur Hill
May Patricia Raine
Shorty's girl Marianne Stone
Director Ralph Thomas
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Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD