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A Run for Your Money (1949)

 -  Comedy  -  8 April 1950 (USA)
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Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and sundry other urban distractions.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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David 'Dai Number 9' Jones
Meredith Edwards ...
Thomas 'Twm' Jones
Moira Lister ...
Jo
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Whimple
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Huw Price
Clive Morton ...
Editor
Julie Milton ...
Bronwen
Peter Edwards ...
Davies Manager
Joyce Grenfell ...
Mrs Pargiter
Leslie Perrins ...
Barney
Dorothy Bramhall ...
Jane Benson
Andrew Leigh ...
The Pawnbroker
Edward Rigby ...
Beefeater
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Station Announcer
Mackenzie Ward ...
Stebbins (Photographer)
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Two Welsh coal-mining brothers win a trip to London to claim a monetary prize. They are supposed to meet a newspaper reporter who will be their escort. Instead, the brothers are launched into an adventure with some London riff-raff. It is up to the reporter to look out for the brothers, and what a job it turns out to be! Written by J. Hooven <dhooven@sprintmail.com>

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reporter | rugby | pub | con artist | wales | See more »

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8 April 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De la coupe aux lèvres  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Meredith Edwards receives an "introducing" credit. See more »

Quotes

Station Announcer: [into PA] Will Mr. Thomas Jones and Mr. David Jones, J-O-N-E-S, from -
[to Whimple]
Station Announcer: Where are they from?
[takes Whimple's slip of paper with "Hafoduwchbenceubwllymarchogcoch" on it; speaks into PA]
Station Announcer: Would Mr. Thomas and Mr. David Jones, from...
[looks at paper]
Station Announcer: Love a duck!
[pause]
Station Announcer: Would Mr. Thomas and Mr. David Jones, from *Wales*, please call at the stationmaster's office on Platform 1.
[about 100 Welshmen converge on the stationmaster's office]
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References Passport to Pimlico (1949) See more »

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Llwyn Onn
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Traditional
Arranged by Ernest Irving
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477th Review: Welsh choirs, post-war optimism, and Alec Guinness...joy!
10 January 2012 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful early post-war example of what would become staple 1950s comedies - one of the first from Ealing Studios - it has an innocence and freshness, as well as genuine laughs and charm, that hold up well nearly 70 years later.

Two Welsh miners win the Daily Echo's prize for the most productive miners in Britain and head up to London to collect the enormous sum of £200 - as innocents in London they get separated and the one meets a gorgeous girl on the make, and the other a broken-down Welsh harpist. They are all chased by a bemused Alec Guinness as the gardening correspondent out of his métier.

All in all this foreshadows the great comedies of the 1950 - but it is a very lovely example of the genre - full of joy, energy, even some farce, and lots of very beautiful music - this is one to enjoy with a nice cup of tea and a roaring fire!


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