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The Love Match

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Director  David Paltenghi
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Music director  Wilfred Burns
Country  United Kingdom
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Running time  1h 25m
Story by  Glenn Melvyn
Language  English
The Love Match movie poster
Release date  1955
Writer  Glenn Melvyn (additional dialogue), Glenn Melvyn (play), Geoffrey Orme (screenplay)
Cast  Arthur Askey (Bill Brown), Glenn Melvyn (Wally Binns), Thora Hird (Sal Brown), Shirley Eaton (Rose Brown)
Similar movies  Arthur Askey and others appear in The Love Match and Ramsbottom Rides Again

The Love Match is a 1955 British black and white comedy film directed by David Paltenghi and starring Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Thora Hird and Shirley Eaton. Two football-mad railway engine drivers are desperate to get back in time to see a match. It was based on the 1953 play by Glenn Melvyn, one of the stars of the film. A TV spin-off series Love and Kisses, appeared later in 1955.

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Cast

  • Arthur Askey ... Bill Brown
  • Glenn Melvyn ... Wally Binns
  • Thora Hird ... Sal Brown
  • Shirley Eaton ... Rose Brown
  • James Kenney ... Percy Brown
  • Edward Chapman ... Mr. Longworth
  • Danny Ross ... Alf Hall
  • Robb Wilton ... Mr. Muddlecombe
  • Anthea Askey ... Vera
  • Patricia Hayes ... Emma Binns
  • Iris Vandeleur ... Mrs. Entwhistle
  • William Franklyn ... Arthur Ford
  • Leonard Williams ... Aggressive Man
  • Peter Swanwick ... Mr. Hall
  • Dorothy Blythe ... Waitress
  • Reginald Hearne ... Police Constable Wilfred
  • Maurice Kaufmann ... Harry Longworth
  • Box Office

    According to the National Film Finance Corporation, the film made a comfortable profit.

    Critical reception

    TV Guide noted a "highly enjoyable farce"; while Britmovie called it a "boisterous Lancashire comedy with a rapid succession of old jokes."

    References

    The Love Match Wikipedia
    The Love Match IMDb The Love Match themoviedb.org


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