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Once Upon a Dream (1949 film)

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Director  Ralph Thomas
Costume design  Julie Harris
6.2/10 IMDb

Initial release  1949
Running time  1h 27m
Genre  Romantic comedy
Once Upon a Dream (1949 film) movie poster
Writer  Val Guest (story), Victor Katona, Patrick Kirwan
Cast  Googie Withers (Carol Gilbert), Griffith Jones (Jackson), Guy Middleton (Major Gilbert), Betty Lynne (Mlle. Louise), David Horne (Registrar), Geoffrey Morris (Registrar's Clerk)
Similar movies  Related Ralph Thomas movies

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Once Upon a Dream is a 1949 British comedy romance film directed by Ralph Thomas in his debut and starring Googie Withers, Griffith Jones, Guy Middleton, and Maurice Denham.


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The film is a comedy and a social commentary on the period and is set just after World War II.

An officer's wife has a romantic dream about her husband's man (servant) and comes to believe it is true. Meanwhile, the husband has asked his servant to help him, after the war, to suggest ways to ignite the romance he and his wife had before the war, as well as find a way to make money in a post-war economy. Misdirection and misunderstandings ensue.

It was a J. Arthur Rank presentation, a Sydney Box production and was released through General Film Distributors Ltd.


  • Googie Withers as Carol Gilbert
  • Griffith Jones as Jackson
  • Guy Middleton as Major Gilbert
  • Betty Lynne as Mlle Louise
  • David Horne as Registrar
  • Geoffrey Morris as Registrar's Clerk
  • Raymond Lovell as Mr. Trout
  • Noel Howlett as Solicitor
  • Agnes Lauchlan as Aunt Agnes
  • Mirren Wood as Conductress
  • Hubert Gregg as Captain Williams
  • Maurice Denham as Vicar
  • Mona Washbourne as Vicar's Wife
  • Nora Nicholson as 1st W.V.S.
  • Dora Bryan as Barmaid
  • Hal Osmond as Bailiff
  • Arthur Denton as Janitor
  • Eric Messiter as Pontefact
  • Gibb McLaughlin as Pontefact
  • Cecil Bevan as Wright
  • Wilfred Caithness as Pontefact
  • Production

    Ralph Thomas was head of the trailer department for the Rank Film Organisation. He had made a number of trailers for producer Sydney Box, including one for the film Miranda (1948) which Box liked. "He was particularly taken with it," said Thomas. When the original director for Once Upon a Dream fell ill, Box offered Thomas the chance to direct. It was on this film that Thomas met Box's sister Betty, who would go on to make over 20 films with Thomas.


    By 1953 the film earned a net revenue of £79,000.

    Allmovie noted, "More silly than funny, Once Upon a Dream is kept alive by the enthusiastic performances of its leading players."


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