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Banana Ridge (film)

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Director  Walter C. Mycroft
Story by  Ben Travers
Country  United Kingdom
6.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Cinematography  Claude Friese-Greene
Language  English
Banana Ridge (film) movie poster
Writer  Ben Travers, Lesley Storm
Release date  20 April 1942
Production  Associated British Picture Corporation
Cast  Robertson Hare (Willoughby Pink), Alfred Drayton (Digby Pound), Isabel Jeans (Sue Long), Nova Pilbeam (Cora Pound)
Similar movies  Cheer Boys Cheer (1939), Things Happen at Night (1947), On Approval (1944)

Banana Ridge is a 1942 British comedy film directed by Walter C. Mycroft and starring Robertson Hare, Alfred Drayton and Isabel Jeans. The film is based on a 1938 stage play of the same name by Ben Travers. It was made at Welwyn Studios. Michael Denison accompanied his wife Dulcie Gray for her screen test for the film, which led some years later to his casting in his breakthrough role in My Brother Jonathan. The film was a success at the box office. Hare and Drayton appeared together in another comedy Women Arent Angels the following year.


Two colleagues come to worry that a mysterious young man may be their son from liaisons with the same woman during the First World War. They are persuaded to give him a job at "Banana Ridge" one of the companys rubber plantations in the Malay States. The young mans romance with the bosses daughter threatens this plan, as does his mothers plan to reveal who is his real father.

When Susie Long appears, together with her 20 year old son, Pink and Pound are thrown into confusion that one of them could be his father.


  • Robertson Hare as Willoughby Pink
  • Alfred Drayton as Digby Pound
  • Isabel Jeans as Sue Long
  • Nova Pilbeam as Cora Pound
  • Adele Dixon as Mrs Ellie Pound
  • Valentine Dunn as Mrs Pink
  • Stewart Rome as Sir Ramsey Flight
  • John Stuart as Chief Police Officer Staples
  • Audrey Boyes as Typist
  • Patrick Kinsella as Jonesy
  • Basil Lynn as Mason
  • Gordon McLeod as Mr. Tope
  • Mignon ODoherty as Mrs. Bingley
  • Ley On as Chinese Boy
  • Wally Patch as Police Officer
  • Lloyd Pearson as Mr. Bingley
  • Charles Stewart as Dance Instructor
  • Dulcie Gray as Bit Part
  • Bibliography

  • Murphy, Robert. Realism and Tinsel: Cinema and Society in Britain, 1939-1949. Routledge, 1992.
  • Warren, Patricia. Elstree: The British Hollywood. Columbus Books, 1988.
  • Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927–1939. British Film Institute, 1986.
  • References

    Banana Ridge (film) Wikipedia
    Banana Ridge (film) IMDb Banana Ridge (film)