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Made in Heaven (1952)

A young couple enter the Dunmow Flitch Trial, in which a side of bacon can be won if a couple do not regret their marriage after a year, but the arrival of an attractive new housemaid throws everything into chaos.

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Basil Topham
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Julie Topham
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Marta
A.E. Matthews ...
Hillary Topham
Charles Victor ...
Aubrey Topham
Sophie Stewart ...
Marjorie Topham
Philip Stainton ...
Stanley Grimes
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The Vicar, Hayworth Honeycroft
Alfie Bass ...
Bert Jenkins
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Ethel Jenkins
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István
Michael Brennan ...
Sgt. Marne
Athene Seyler ...
Miss Rosabelle Honeycroft
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The historic market town of Dunmow, England is famous for the Dunmow Flitch, a mock trial to find the married couple epitomizing fidelity by proving they have had thoughts of no other for a year and a day, with the winning couple receiving a flitch of bacon, especially welcome and hard to come by during the post-war era. The Tophams have lived in Dunmow for fifteen years, but are still seen as outsiders by the Dunmow traditionalists, especially Miss Rosabelle Honeycroft, the elder domineering sister of the mild-mannered vicar, Hayworth Honeycroft. That is why Miss Honeycroft is so irked that Marjorie Topham has nominated her son, Basil Topham, and Basil's wife, Julie Topham, as the only entrants in this year's Flitch. Basil and Julie's young married life is not perfect as they live with Basil's parents, Marjorie and Aubrey Topham, and Basil's grandfather, Hillary Topham - which is a little too cozy for Julie's tastes - while their house is being built by local contractor Stanley ... Written by Huggo

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November 1952 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Muß das sein, Fräulein?  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Made it's Television debut on the American ABC network on 11 September 1956. See more »

Soundtracks

Hungarian Dance No. 4
(uncredited)
Music by Franz Liszt
Arranged by Ronald Hanmer
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Very dated
5 June 2017 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Everything about this film seems very dated even the beautiful Technicolour photography.Did this sort of England ever exist I wonder.The film was probably made in colour because of the encroaching competition of television.One assumes that a German actress was chosen for distribution reasons.The real problem with this film is that the basic premise of this film is just plain silly and unfunny.There is a reasonable cast in which A E Matthews shines,however the script is just not very good.The basic concept of a side of bacon being a very desirable commodity due to it being a rationed item would probably be lost on modern audiences.


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