January 2, 2017

Films

A Day to Remember – 1953 | 92 mins | Drama, Comedy | B&W

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Plot Synopsis

A Day to Remember

Postcard comedy-drama comprising of a compendium of short stories based on the Jerrard Tickell novel The Hand and the Flower.

Charley Porter (Stanley Holloway) is the captain of The Hand and Flowers darts team, a small London pub team travelling to the French town of Boulogne for its annual darts tournament. Led by landlord Fred Collins (James Hayter), many of his patrons rekindle old memories during their day-trip. Mr. Robinson (Edward Chapman) makes a poignant journey to the hotel where he’d honeymooned with his late wife. Ex-soldier Jim Carver (Donald Sinden) makes a trip to the WWII cemetery and is reunited with a little French girl, Martine (Odile Versois), who he had befriended during the war and has now developed into a beautiful young woman. Shorty Sharpe (Bill Owen) is conscious of his lack of height and tired of being the butt of people�s wisecracks so decides to join the Foreign Legion. At the end of the day the group are rounded up and board their ferry for the return trip � with some promising to return.

Production Team

Ralph Thomas: Director
Maurice Carter: Art Direction
Ernest Steward: Cinematography
Bob Thomson: Cinematography
Yvonne Caffin: Costume Design
Gerald Thomas: Editing
Geoffrey Rodway: Makeup Department
Muir Mathieson: Original Music
Clifton Parker: Original Music
Betty E Box: Producer
Flower by Jerrard Tickell: Script
Robin Estridge: Script
Roger Cherrill: Sound Department
Gordon K McCallum: Sound Department
John W Mitchell: Sound Department

Cast

Stanley Holloway: Charley Porter
Donald Sinden: Jim Carver
Joan Rice: Vera Mitchell
Odile Versois: Martine Berthier
James Hayter: Fred Collins
Harry Fowler: Stan Harvey
Edward Chapman: Mr Robinson
Peter Jones: Percy Goodall
Meredith Edwards: Bert Tripp



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