WriterVal Guest (story), Victor Katona, Patrick Kirwan CastGoogie Withers (Carol Gilbert), Griffith Jones (Jackson), Guy Middleton (Major Gilbert), Betty Lynne (Mlle. Louise), David Horne (Registrar), Geoffrey Morris (Registrar's Clerk) Similar moviesRelated 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.
An unusual prince once upon a dream from sleeping beauty
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
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."