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A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 8 April 1950 (USA)
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

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Dai
Meredith Edwards ...
Twm
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Jo
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Whimple
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Huw
Clive Morton ...
Editor
Julie Milton ...
Bronwen
Peter Edwards ...
Davies Manager
Joyce Grenfell ...
Mrs. Pargiter
Leslie Perrins ...
Burney
Dorothy Bramhall ...
Andrew Leigh ...
The Pawnbroker
Edward Rigby ...
Beefeater
Desmond Walter-Ellis ...
Station Announcer
Mackenzie Ward ...
The Photographer
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Storyline

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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8 April 1950 (USA)  »

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2 Bolhoeden naar Londen  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

Actual Station Name for Hafod uwchben ceubwll y marchog coch, was Nant y Moel Station, Ogmore Vale, South Wales.Station has long disappeared. Word for word translation of fictitious station is,, House Above The Hole in the Field of The Red Knight See more »

Quotes

David 'Dai Number 9' Jones: What's ten bob to a man with two hundred pounds? Chicken feed is ten bob!
Thomas 'Twm' Jones: Chicken feed is counted as well as chickens.
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Connections

References Passport to Pimlico (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

All Through the Night (Ar Hyd Y Nos)
(uncredited)
Traditional Welsh folk tune
Lyrics by John Ceiriog Hughes
Arranged by Ernest Irving
Sung by Meredith Edwards at the Amateur Night and heard as a theme on the train trip home
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A Well Made British Comedy
14 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This story is about two Welsh brothers who are miners from an unpronounceable place in Wales who win a contest to go to London to see a rugby match. Part of the winnings are 200 pounds, a considerable sum in those days. The pair arrive, completely miss the otherwise disinterested gardening columnist asked to give them the prize (a great Alec Guiness) and go to the city. They meet up with Jo (the beautiful Moira Lister) and it turns out she is a scam artist and wants the money, so she becomes closer to the naive Dai. The brothers end up losing each other, with Twm meeting up with an old friend from their town. Hee helps him get back his pawned harp. The film goes from there, the brothers trying to find each other, Jo trying to get the 200 pounds and the columnist trying to endure this, being clearly out of his element. This is a very good film, comic, dramatic and even touching. The last half hour is excellent as you see how the story unfolds. If you like British film, especially classic British film, I highly recommend this.


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