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The Huggetts Abroad (1949)

| Comedy | May 1949 (UK)
Life is not going well for the Huggetts. Father has lost his job. Jimmy and his wife cannot get to South Africa where he has a new job. So the family decide that they should go to South ... See full summary »

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Brian Oulton ...
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Olaf Pooley ...
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Martin Miller ...
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Life is not going well for the Huggetts. Father has lost his job. Jimmy and his wife cannot get to South Africa where he has a new job. So the family decide that they should go to South Africa by truck. With their travelling companion they travel across the desert which includes a brush with the law. Written by Catherine <catherine.ling@virgin.net>

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The last of the Huggett films. See more »

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[Following the opening credits, the following disclaimer]: The Huggett family, which made its screen debut in "Holiday Camp", appears again in this film. Since the name of the family was chosen, it has been brought to our notice that a Mr. and Mrs. Vane Huggett and their family made a trek across Africa, subsequently returning to England. This film does not relate to Mr. and Mrs. Vane Huggett and their family and is not in any way based on their experiences. On the contrary, all characters and events are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. See more »

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Follows Holiday Camp (1947) See more »

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Music by Peter Hart
Lyrics by Jack Fishman
Sung by Petula Clark (uncredited) and the others
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Rank flog Huggett series to death
24 January 2012 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The Huggetts originally appeared in Holiday Camp.then there were 3 sequels in a mini series of which not surprisingly this was the last.The point of the Huggetts was the fact of their ordinariness.they could have been the neighbours of the cinema-goers.however when you took them out of their suburban surroundings and put them in exotic locations then the charm wears off.whats more the limits of the budget are openly on view for all to see.It is quite clear that doubles are being used on the location shots and that virtually all of the desert scenes featuring the actors are being shot in the studios.Indeed so risible are the desert scenes that you half expect John mills to appear from the horizon driving the ambulance from Ice Cold in Alex followed by a German tank.I presume that the idea of diamonds being hidden in an ice compartment was supposed to be a joke.the plot is just so silly that it is no surprise that the film series stopped here.However taken back to suburbia where they belonged then they were able to get a further 10 years on the BBC light programme just after the Billy Cotton band Show about 2pm on a Sunday afternoon.By the way it is believed that the street shots for the Huggetts home were taken in Oakhampton Avenue in Mill Hill North West London.


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