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Quiet Weekend

  • Comedy
  • 1946
  • Harold French
  • 86 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Derek Farr. The Royd family head out to the country for a hunting weekend but discover that their cottage is in a state of considerable disrepair. As romantic complications develop, they are forced to begin poaching in order to survive.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Denys RoydDerek Farr
Adrian BarrasfordFrank Cellier
Mildred RoydMarjorie Fielding
Arthur RoydGeorge Thorpe
Miranda ButeBarbara White
Rowena HydeHelen Shingler
Sam PeckerEdward Rigby

Crew

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DirectorHarold French

Details

Theatrical distributor
Pathe Pictures Ltd
Available on
DVD
Formats
Black and white
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