Made in Heaven

Made in Heaven

John Paddy Carstairs (1952)

U Certificate


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Scripted by playwright William Douglas Home, this sprightly comedy was inspired by the ancient English custom of the "Dunmow Flitch", in which married couples sought to win a sizeable side of bacon by swearing on Whit Monday to an uninterrupted year of wedded bliss. However, the chances of the ideally suited Petula Clark and David Tomlinson take a dip when they employ a pouting Hungarian maid (Sonja Ziemann). Vicar Richard Wattis and his stern sister (Athene Seyler) add considerably to the fun, which is steadily directed in an amiably sitcom-like way by John Paddy Carstairs and glossily photographed by Geoffrey Unsworth.


The Topham family wins a "Dunmow Flinch". However, it is stolen while the husband kisses a Hungarian maid.

Cast & Crew

Julie Topham Petula Clark
Basil Topham David Tomlinson
Marta Sonja Ziemann
Grandpa A E Matthews
Mr Topham Charles Victor
Mrs Topham Sophie Stewart
Vicar Richard Wattis
Miss Honeycroft Athene Seyler
Mr Grimes Philip Stainton
Istfan Ferdy Mayne
Mr Jenkins Alfie Bass
Mrs Jenkins Dora Bryan
Sergeant Marne Michael Brennan
Director John Paddy Carstairs
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist LtdAvailable on: DVD