It's Never Too Late

It's Never Too Late

Michael McCarthy (1956)

92min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
An amiable comedy, with genteel Phyllis Calvert as a materfamilias whose scriptwriting talents are discovered by a Hollywood producer, but who finds she can only write when she's surrounded by her chaotic family. This is very much of its time, with its West End origins masked by skilful art direction, but the period cast is a British film fan's delight: Guy Rolfe, Patrick Barr, Susan Stephen, Irene Handl, and even a young Shirley Anne Field. Director Michael McCarthy whips up a fair old storm in this particular teacup, and, although nothing really happens, there's a great deal of pleasure to be had from watching Calvert attempt to rule over her unruly household.

Cast & Crew

Laura Hammond Phyllis Calvert
Charles Hammond Patrick Barr
Tessa Hammond Susan Stephen
Stephen Hodgson Guy Rolfe
Grannie Jean Taylor-Smith
Anne Sarah Lawson
Mrs Dixon Delphi Lawrence
Tony Peter Hammond
TBC Irene Handl
TBC Shirley Anne Field
Director Michael McCarthy
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Assoc. British Pathe LtdAvailable on: DVD