The History of Mr. Polly (film)


The History of Mr. Polly (film)

Infobox Film
name = The History of Mr. Polly


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director = Anthony Pelissier
producer = John Mills
writer = Anthony Pelissier
H.G. Wells
narrator =
starring = John Mills
Betty Ann Davies
Megs Jenkins
music = William Alwyn
cinematography = Desmond Dickinson
editing = John Seabourne
distributor = General Film Distributors
released = 1949 (UK)
1951 (USA)
1960 (UK re-release)
runtime = 95 minutes
country = Country data|UK
language = English
budget =
gross =
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followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 1:95354
imdb_id = 0041469

"The History of Mr. Polly" is a film made in 1949, based on the 1910 comic novel "The History of Mr. Polly" by H.G. Wells. It was directed by Anthony Pelissier, who is also credited with the script.

The narrative follows the book in most respects, but condenses the early part of the story when Polly is still working in a drapers shop.

The cast was:
*John Mills as Alfred Polly
*Betty Ann Davies as Miriam Larkins
*Megs Jenkins as The Innkeeper
*Finlay Currie as Uncle Jim
*Gladys Henson as Aunt Larkins
*Diana Churchill as Annie Larkins
*Shelagh Fraser as Minnie Larkins
*Edward Chapman as Mr. Johnsen
*Dandy Nichols as Mrs. Johnson
*Sally Ann Howes as Christabel
*Juliet Mills as Little Polly
*Laurence Baskcomb as Mr. Rumbold
*Edie Martin as Lady on roof
*Moore Marriott as Uncle Pentstemon
*David Horne as Mr. Garvace

External links

*imdb title|id=0041469|title=The History of Mr. Polly


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