|Director Gilbert Gunn|
Music director Ray Martin
Country United Kingdom
|Release date November 1956 (UK)|
Based on the play by Fred Duprez
Writer Fred Duprez (play), Gilbert Gunn, Harry B. Linton (play), Talbot Rothwell, Hal Stephens (play)
Initial release November 1956 (United Kingdom)
Screenplay Talbot Rothwell, Gilbert Gunn
Cast Ted Ray (Jack Gay), Robertson Hare (Noah Parker), Ronald Shiner (Doc Knott), Greta Gynt (Gloria Marsh), Diane Hart (Stella Gay)
Similar movies Carry On Dick (1974), Carry On Matron (1972), Carry On Loving (1970), Carry On Screaming! (1966), Carry On Henry (1971)
My Wife's Family is a 1956 British comedy film directed by Gilbert Gunn and starring Ronald Shiner as Doc Knott, Ted Ray, Greta Gynt, Diane Hart and Robertson Hare. It was a remake of the 1941 British film My Wife's Family, and is the third British film of the stage farce of the same name by actor Fred Duprez.
Jack Gay, a newlywed with a dominating mother-in-law attempts to surprise his wife Stella with a baby grand piano, but when she overhears him discussing it, she mistakes it for an illegitimate child, particularly with the arrival of his ex girlfriend, the blonde and glamorous Gloria Marsh.
TV Guide wrote, "The third screen version of Fred Duprez's play proves once and for all there's no hope of reviving the dead...Overplayed without shame, but that doesn't help the ancient jokes any." Sky Movies noted a "broad comedy, with Ronald Shiner and Ted Ray extracting the maximum number of laughs out of the mother-in-law-coming-to-stay situation. Fabia Drake gives a sharply-observed portrait of the old battleaxe."
ReferencesMy Wife's Family (1956 film) Wikipedia
My Wifes Family (1956 film) IMDb