The Happy Family

The Happy Family

Muriel Box (1952)

88min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
One of those "they don't make 'em like this any more" comic capers in which Stanley Holloway and Kathleen Harrison star as a shop-keeping couple refusing to move from their humble dwelling to accommodate the 1951 Festival of Britain. This is an innocent, gentle lark, harking back to an infinitely preferable if somewhat mythically rosy era when officialdom was bumptious but owlishly benign, and the "Great Unwashed" behaved like a troupe of good-hearted medieval tumblers. Watch out for a youthful George Cole.

Cast & Crew

Henry Lord Stanley Holloway
Lillian Lord Kathleen Harrison
Mr Filch Naunton Wayne
Ada Dandy Nichols
David John Stratton
Joan Eileen Moore
Marina Shirley Mitchell
Anne Margaret Barton
Cyril George Cole (1)
Maurice Hennessey Tom Gill
Mr Thwaites Miles Malleson
Councillor Laurence Naismith
Director Muriel Box
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Apex Films Ltd