Quiet Weekend

Quiet Weekend

Harold French (1946)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
As anyone familiar with Anthony Asquith's classic comedy of manners Quiet Wedding will know, the title of this disappointing sequel is ironic in the extreme. Although also based on an Esther McCracken play, the screenplay lacks the crisp chaos of the original co-written by Terence Rattigan. Consequently, the romantic tangles of Derek Farr and the poaching misadventures of George Thorpe and magistrate Frank Cellier fail to deliver the laughs deserving of such whole-hearted playing. Director Harold French would also have better days at the office, notably during English without Tears, itself a sequel of sorts to another Asquith-Rattigan collaboration, French without Tears.

Cast & Crew

Denys Royd Derek Farr
Adrian Barrasford Frank Cellier
Mildred Royd Marjorie Fielding
Arthur Royd George Thorpe
Miranda Bute Barbara White
Rowena Hyde Helen Shingler
Sam Pecker Edward Rigby
Director Harold French
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Pathe Pictures LtdAvailable on: DVD