- All for Mary
All for Mary is a 1955
UK Comedy Filmbrought to the screen by Paul SoskinProductions for The Rank Organisation. It was based on a play written by the English husband and wife team of Kay Bannermanand Harold Brooke. It was directed by Wendy Toye, produced by Paul Soskinwith the screenplay by Peter Soskinand Paul Blackmore. It starred Nigel Patrick, David Tomlinson, Jill Dayand Kathleen Harrison. Cinematography was by Reginald H. Wyer. [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/14/Kay-Bannerman.html Kay Bannerman Biography (1919-1991) ] ] [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047812/ All for Mary (1955) ] ]
Filmed on location in Switzerland the story concerns two young bachelors taking separate sking holidays at the same resort. Clive Morton (
Nigel Patrick) and "Humpy" Miller ( David Tomlinson) have nothing whatsoever in common - except for one thing, both men fall for the hotel proprietor's daughter Mary ( Jill Day). As the story progresses Clive, a debonair soldier and sportsman gets quickly into his stride as poor "Humpy" a clumsy, incongruous fellow looks on dumbly.
However, "Humpy" has a secret weapon, Miss Cartwright (
Kathleen Harrison) his former nanny who arrives just as the pair are quarantined in the hotel attic after contracting measles. Quickly realising Humpy's predicament she skillfully arranges for the removal of the opposition, leaving the way clear for "Humpy".
* [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047812/ Internet Movie Database entry]
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