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A Date with a Dream

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Director  Dicky Leeman
Duration  
Language  English
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Country  United Kingdom
A Date with a Dream movie poster
Release date  November 1948 (1948-11)
Writer  Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman, Dicky Leeman, Carl Nystrom (scenario)

A Date with a Dream is a 1948 British musical comedy film directed by Dicky Leeman and starring Terry-Thomas, Jeannie Carson and Wally Patch. Its plot concerns a wartime group of musical entertainers who meet up a year after being demobbed and decide to reform their act. This was one of Terry-Thomas's first films and is reputedly partly based on his own experiences. Terry-Thomas has not yet developed his cad persona and a young Norman Wisdom appears in a very brief, non-speaking cameo role.

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Plot

When an Army concert party is disbanded after the war, they plan to meet up in a years time for a reunion. When they do they discover that all the various members aren't coping too well with civilian life. Jean, a singer who is staying in the same house as two of the ex-concert party members, suggests that the various members get back together to perform.

Cast

  • Terry-Thomas – Terry
  • Jeannie Carson – Jean
  • Len Lowe – Len
  • Bill Lowe – Bill
  • Wally Patch – Uncle
  • Vic Lewis – Vic
  • Ida Patlanski – Bedelia
  • Joey Porter – Max Imshy
  • Alf Dean – Joe
  • Julia Lang – Madam Docherty
  • Harry Green – Syd Marlish
  • Norman Wisdom – Shadow Boxer
  • Sydney Bromley – Stranger in Max's office
  • Critical reception

    Sky Movies wrote, "a sparkling performance from the young Terry-Thomas and a bright, sassy attitude saves this dated, rather choppy little filler item from the scrapheap of movie history. Worth a look for nostalgia buffs and curio collectors."

    A Date With A Dream was the first production of Tempean Films, a production company founded by Monty Berman and Robert S. Baker following their service in World War II. Of the film, Baker later commented, "It didn't make us a penny, but it gave us a good introduction to the film business." Tempean would go on to produce many British B-movies throughout the 1950's and into the early 1960s

    References

    A Date with a Dream Wikipedia
    A Date with a Dream IMDb A Date with a Dream themoviedb.org


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