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The Happiest Days of Your Life

  • Comedy
  • 1950
  • Frank Launder
  • 79 mins
  • U

Summary

Comedy starring Alastair Sim and Margaret Rutherford. In postwar Britain, trouble erupts when pupils from a girls' school are mistakenly evacuated to a boys' college because of damage done during the Blitz.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

You can almost smell the school dinners in this wonderful comedy, adapted by John Dighton and Frank Launder from Dighton's play and directed by Launder (witht his longtime creative partner Sidney Gilliat acting as producer). The bones of contention that arise when Margaret Rutherford's academy for young ladies is accidentally evacuated to a building already occupied by Alastair Sim's boys' school are beautifully observed, but the comic highlight is undoubtedly the precision with which the pupils scurry around the school to avoid groups of visiting VIPs. The heads are superb and the performances of Richard Wattis, Guy Middleton and Joyce Grenfell are top class.

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Credits

Cast

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Wetherby PondAlastair Sim
Miss WhitchurchMargaret Rutherford
Miss GossageJoyce Grenfell
Arnold BillingsRichard Wattis
Richard TassellJohn Bentley
Miss HarperBernadette O'Farrell
Victor Hyde-BrownGuy Middleton
RainbowEdward Rigby

Crew

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DirectorFrank Launder

Details

Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Black and white
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