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Date with a Dream (1948)

Four war-time performers known for their concert parties, have a reunion. They decide they are still good together and form a successful nightclub act.

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Terry (as Terry Thomas)
Jeannie Carson ...
Jean (as Jean Carson)
Len Lowe ...
Len
Bill Lowe ...
Bill
Wally Patch ...
Uncle
Vic Lewis ...
Vic (as Vic Lewis and His Orchestra)
Ida Patlanski ...
Bedelia (as Ida Patlansky)
Joey Porter ...
Max Imshy
Alfie Dean ...
Joe
Julia Lang ...
Madam Docherty
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Syd Marlish
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Stranger in Max's office
Frank Cox ...
Variety Act (as Cox Brothers)
Fred Cox ...
Variety Act (as Cox Brothers)
Patrick Doherty ...
Bit Part (as Pat Doherty)
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Four war-time performers known for their concert parties, have a reunion. They decide they are still good together and form a successful nightclub act. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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30 September 1948 (UK)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Norman Wisdom's screen debut. Monty Berman spotted him at Brighton Hippodrome, where he was filling in for an indisposed comic. See more »

Quotes

Joe: Wish we could get the money and do the job later.
Jean: What do you think we are - civil servants?
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Let Me Dream
Performed by The Vic Lewis Orchestra with Jeannie Carson
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Unlucky, unlucky, some folks are always unlucky.
16 October 2012 | by See all my reviews

A Date with a Dream is directed by Dicky Leeman who also co-writes the screenplay with Robert S. Baker, Monty Berman and Carl Nystrom. It stars Terry-Thomas, Jeannie Carson, Len Lowe, Bill Lowe, Wally Patch and Vic Lewis. Music is by Vic Lewis and cinematography by Monty Berman.

A wartime band are demobbed and meet up a year later to reform their act. Only there's one or two problems in the way this time...

The very definition of the British support feature. Running at under an hour, plot is wafer thin and film really serves mostly to let the cast showcase some of their early stage craft. It's highly energetic and always engaging, while it's note worthy as a 1948 London period piece. Songs are foot tappers, with the wonderful "Unlucky" the stand out, and Terry-Thomas steals the show even as he breaks the fourth wall. Future star Norman Wisdom appears in his first film in a ten second role as a shadow boxer continually being knocked to the ground. 6/10


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