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All for Mary (1955)

In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord's daughter. When the two come down with chicken pox ... See full summary »

Director:

Wendy Toye

Writers:

Kay Bannerman (play), Peter Blackmore (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ... Capt. Clive Norton
Kathleen Harrison ... Nannie Cartwright
David Tomlinson ... Humphrey 'Humpy' Miller
Jill Day ... Mary
David Hurst ... M. Victor
Leo McKern ... Gaston Nikopopoulos
Nicholas Phipps ... Gen. McLintock-White
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Hackenfleuger
Lionel Jeffries ... Maitre D', Hotel
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Porter
Fabia Drake ... Opulent Lady
Tommy Farr Tommy Farr ... Bruiser
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Doctor
Robin Brown Robin Brown ... American Boy
Dorothy Gordon ... W.R.A.C. Orderly
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In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord's daughter. When the two come down with chicken pox they are put in the charge of fellow guest Miss Cartwright, who turns out to be Humpy's old nanny. The two Englishmen unite not only against her tyranny but against a dense Greek who is also after Mary. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1956 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

'ne Puppe läßt die Trottel tanzen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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All For Mary
Music by Robert Farnon
Lyrics by Norman Newell
Sung by The Stargazers
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Almost saved by Jill Day
17 February 2018 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

Very typical of the sort of bland fare, though distinguished by colour and good production values, that Rank and the rival ABPC were turning out in the mid-Fifties, ALL FOR MARY suffers from a more emaciated script than usual.

Mildly amusing at times, it does provide a good role for Kathleen Harrison, much more assertive than usual as a nanny bossing two grown men with chickenpox at a ski resort, though the scenes tend to drag. David Tomlinson is a sort of upper-class Norman Wisdom, but Nigel Patrick, required to shout and bluster some of the time, is not seen at his best.

Film's main asset is the adorable and scintillating Jill Day, a popular singer of the time, as Mary, apple of the eyes of the two men, and comic foreigner Leo McKern. Beautifully dressed, her one vocal number is the highlight of the show and it is regrettable that the film industry didn't give her more opportunities.


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