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Father's Doing Fine (1952)

Lady Buckering, an English widow, has four daughters; Doreen, married to Dougall and about to give birth at home, and Gerda, Bicky and Catherine. The story revolves around the impending ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry Cass

Writers:

Anne Burnaby (screenplay), Noel Langley (from the comedy 'Little Lambs Eat Ivy') | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Thatcher ... Lady Buckering
Diane Hart ... Doreen her daughter
Virginia McKenna ... Catherine her daughter
Mary Germaine Mary Germaine ... Gerda her daughter
Susan Stephen ... Bicky her daughter
Richard Attenborough ... Dougall
Peter Hammond ... Roly
Jack Watling ... Magill
Brian Worth Brian Worth ... Wilfred
George Thorpe George Thorpe ... Dr. Drew
Noel Purcell ... Shaughnessy
Ambrosine Phillpotts ... Nurse Pynegar
Harry Locke ... Little Man
Jonathan Field Jonathan Field ... Zoo Keeper
Sidney James ... Taxi Driver
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Storyline

Lady Buckering, an English widow, has four daughters; Doreen, married to Dougall and about to give birth at home, and Gerda, Bicky and Catherine. The story revolves around the impending birth and the love affairs of the other three daughters; Bicky, with eccentric student Roly; Gerda, married to artist Wilfred; and Catherine, in love with the landlord's son, Clifford Magill. In addition, the impoverished Lady Buckering is being courted by Dr. Drew. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

August 1952 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Eine verrückte Familie See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dougall and Roly recite lines from Henry Newbolt's poem, Vitaï Lampada, the most recognized line of which is "Play Up! Play Up! And play the game!" See more »

Crazy Credits

Sir Henry Newbolt's poem "Vitae Lampada" is used by permission of Captain Francis Newbolt. See more »

Soundtracks

Widecombe Fair
(traditional)
Traditional
Collected by Sabine Baring-Gould
Sung by Dougal and Roly
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Truly awful
2 October 2018 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Associated British made good war films but awful comedies till they came up with the Carry Ons.If it were not for the fact that this film was made in colour you would reckon this to be a quota quickie.Just one main set,photographing this from centre stage,perfunctory editing and cacophonic music.This film was totally unfunny and a total waste of the talent involved.


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