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The Love Match (1955)

Two football-loving railway workers get into trouble after racing their engine home to get to a match on time.

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Arthur Askey ...
Glenn Melvyn ...
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Edward Chapman ...
Mr. Longworth
Danny Ross ...
Robb Wilton ...
Anthea Askey ...
Vera
Patricia Hayes ...
Iris Vandeleur ...
Mrs. Entwhistle
William Franklyn ...
Leonard Williams ...
Aggressive Man
Peter Swanwick ...
Mr. Hall
Dorothy Blythe ...
Waitress
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Two football-loving railway workers get into trouble after racing their engine home to get to a match on time.

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February 1955 (UK)  »

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Arthur Askey took a seven-week leave from appearing in the original play at London's Victoria Palace Theatre to make the film, being replaced on stage by Lupino Lane. See more »

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Sal Brown: Hurry up or you will miss the train.
Bill Brown: What are you talking about woman - I'm driving it.
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Spin-off Love and Kisses (1955) See more »

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A Great Comic Slice Of Life
30 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny film from the mid 50's about Bill who is a railway motorman who is a giant football (soccer) fan. He goes to a match with his co-worker Wally (played by the writer of this gem, Glenn Melvyn) and by accident he hits the referee with a pie in the face. He is hauled off to court and fined 5 pounds, but Wally, who is deliberately dim in the film, hands the bag of money which was for a railwaymen party to someone who promptly uses the money to pay her fine of 50 pounds. So, how are they going to get the money back? There are other characters in this film, namely Bill's wife, who has great one liners, his son who is going to play football for the team Bill hates and his daughter, the stunning Shirley Eaton, who is entered in a dance contest in Liverpool. This is a great comedy about a family and their own part of the world. The screenplay by Mr. Melvyn is superb, and there are genuinely hilarious moments. No matter what kind of comedy you like, this is very highly recommended. Its crisp, the wit keeps flowing and the laughs are plenty. What more can you ask for?


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