Director David Paltenghi
Music director Wilfred Burns
Country United Kingdom
Running time 1h 25m
Story by Glenn Melvyn
|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.
According to the National Film Finance Corporation, the film made a comfortable profit.
TV Guide noted a "highly enjoyable farce"; while Britmovie called it a "boisterous Lancashire comedy with a rapid succession of old jokes."
ReferencesThe Love Match Wikipedia
The Love Match IMDb The Love Match themoviedb.org