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My Wifes Family (1956 film)

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Genre  Comedy
Duration  
Language  English
Director  Gilbert Gunn
Music director  Ray Martin
Country  United Kingdom
My Wifes Family (1956 film) movie poster
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.

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Plot

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.

Cast

  • Ronald Shiner as Doc Knott
  • Ted Ray as Jack Gay
  • Diane Hart as Stella Gay
  • Fabia Drake as Arabella
  • Greta Gynt as Gloria Marsh
  • Robertson Hare as Noah
  • Zena Marshall as Hilda
  • Jessica Cairns as Irma
  • Benny Lee as Arnold
  • Jimmy Mageean as Dobson
  • Gilbert Harding as Himself
  • Critical reception

    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."

    References

    My Wife's Family (1956 film) Wikipedia
    My Wifes Family (1956 film) IMDb