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Over the Garden Wall (1950)

 |  Comedy  |  20 November 1950 (UK)
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Joe and Fanny's married daughter visits them with her G.I. husband. The son of Joe's boss tries to start an affair but everything turns out all right in the end.



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Credited cast:
Norman Evans ...
Fanny Lawton
Jimmy James ...
Joe Lawton
Dan Young ...
Alec Pleon ...
Sonya O'Shea ...
Mary Harrison
Frederick Bradshaw ...
Ken Smith
Agnes Bernelle ...
Val Westwood
Neville Brook ...
Mr. Smith
John Wynn ...
Tony Harrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Baring
Billy Howard
Langley Howard


Joe and Fanny's married daughter visits them with her G.I. husband. The son of Joe's boss tries to start an affair but everything turns out all right in the end.

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Rather than hire extras for the ballroom scene, the film makers advertised a "Grand Film Ball", charged the public to come and meet the stars, and watch them filming. They then shot the scripted sequences, recouping the costs of hiring the ballroom! See more »


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Featuring 2 legends of music hall
30 March 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

It is well known that Les Dawson based one of his famous female characters on Norman Evans act in "Over The Garden wall".When Evans goes through his famous act you can almost hear it word for word in your mind coming out of the mouth of Les.Jimmy James was one of the legendary drunk acts ,although I believe that he was teetotal.He was extremely funny and comes out to good advantage in this film.The only problem is that at 93minutes this film is overlong.That is because of the rather pointless subplot involving the married daughter,Sonya O Shea, who has come back to visit with her American husband.What is even sillier is she sounds as if she has just walked out of a Mayfair night club rather than a Lancashire home.Her former flame tries to entice her to remain with him,and she hardly gives him any discouragement.However it turns out that he has put his current lover in the family way,which in those days was the quick step to marriage.My advice is to fast forward when James and Evans aren't on screen.

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