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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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An excerpt from the popular farce before an invited audience live from the stage of the Grand Theatre, Blackpool.

Director: Richard Bird
Stars: Arthur Askey, Anthea Askey, Janet Davies
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Arthur Askey ...
Glenn Melvyn ...
Thora Hird ...
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James Kenney ...
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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Askey's daughter Anthea Askey plays Vera. 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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Sensation:Askey funny in a film
24 August 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Some of Askey's 1940s efforts are absolutely dire.It is little surprise when he stopped making films after "Bees In Paradise" which is truly awful.So it is something of a surprise to see how good he is in this film.Mind you he shortly returned to dismal form with "Ransbottom Rides Again".clearly he was very reliant on his material.Glenn Melvyn's screen play is funny and clearly tailor made for Askey.the whole film is very nostalgic with steam engines and views of Burnden Park and The Valley.There are a lot of film of matches which are extremely interesting.There is one notable continuity howler.Askey's son is playing against a team with dark shirts,however in the inert he hi playing against a team in white.A real bonus for lovers of music hall is the scene in the magistrates court with the great Robb Wilton doing part of his famous act.Worh seeing just for that.


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