The Holly and the Ivy

The Holly and the Ivy

George More O'Ferrall (1952)

U Certificate
Mon 23 Dec 7:20pm - 9pm Talking Pictures TV


Our Score
The stage origins of this well-played family drama (by Wynyard Browne) are all too obvious, as widowed vicar Ralph Richardson gathers his children around him at Christmas in his Norfolk rectory only for the festive spirit to be dampened by a startling revelation. Almost inevitably, Celia Johnson is on hand like a thick cardigan to provide comfort, and despite the clunky direction by George More O'Ferrall the final outcome is bleaker than you expect.


A country parson's life is changed dramatically by a series of revelations at a Christmas family reunion. Drama, starring Ralph Richardson and Celia Johnson.

Cast & Crew

Actor Ralph Richardson
Actor Celia Johnson
Actor Margaret Leighton
Actor Denholm Elliott
Director George More O'Ferrall

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: British Lion Film Corp LtdAvailable on: video and DVD