7.1/10
137
3 user

The History of Mr Polly (2007)

In the early 1900s Alfred Polly, still hankering after his dream girl Christabel, marries Miriam Larkins and they open a shop, but, as the years go by, the marriage becomes stale and Polly ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Reviews
2 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pelissier
Stars: John Mills, Sally Ann Howes, Betty Ann Davies
Freeze Frame (2004)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Ten years ago, after being accused of a hideous murder of a mother and her twin daughters, Sean Veil became paranoid, filming himself along twenty-four hours a day to have an alibi if ... See full summary »

Director: John Simpson
Stars: Lee Evans, Sean McGinley, Ian McNeice
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.

Director: Nick Hurran
Stars: Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Christopher Walken
Strange (TV Series 2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

John Strange is an ex-priest who had dedicated his life to hunting down demons and the darker side of the church, a task which some of his former bosses stand in the way of.

Stars: Samantha Womack, Richard Coyle, Ian Richardson
The Dinner Party (TV Movie 2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Young couple Jackie and Leo move from North London to a suburban home in the green belt paradise of Southern England. At the birthday party of a neighbor, they soon discover the strict social hierarchies of village life.

Director: Tony Grounds
Stars: Lee Evans, Jessie Wallace, Agnieszka Liggett
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Nancy Potter
...
Jim
Beans El-Balawi ...
Young Polly (as Beans Balawi)
Richard Elfyn ...
William Polly
Paul Bown ...
Teacher
Catrin Morgan ...
Miss Armitage
John Warnaby ...
Mansfield
...
Mr. Johnson (as Roger Lloyd-Pack)
...
Chrissie Cotterill ...
...
...
Stan Stennett ...
Edit

Storyline

In the early 1900s Alfred Polly, still hankering after his dream girl Christabel, marries Miriam Larkins and they open a shop, but, as the years go by, the marriage becomes stale and Polly feels trapped. He decides to stage his own death by burning down the shop but becomes an accidental hero when he saves a deaf old lady from the flames. Giving Miriam the insurance pay-out he decides to go walkabout and gets a job at a country pub, the Potwell Inn, run by a kindly landlady. However, her violent nephew Jim is driving the customers away and Polly reluctantly faces up to him. Jim is drunk and falls in the river and drowns, wearing a pair of trousers stolen from Polly with Polly's name inside and so at last Polly has his perfect escape as it is assumed his is the corpse. After a visit to Miriam, now perfectly happy running a tea-shop, he returns to the Potwell Inn and the idyllic life he has always craved. Written by don @ minifie-1

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 May 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Polly lázadása  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When the newlywed Alfred and Miriam enter the shop for the first time, the lights are already lit. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Story of the Costume Drama: The Stars (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Good Remake of a Classic
18 January 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

By 2007, the film version of the History of Mr Polly was dated. The black and white film had not aged well and the occasional television performances were not of a high visual quality.

Therefore praise goes to ITV for remaking this classic HG Wells story for the small screen. Often remakes for the big screen fail to impress. By producing this version which remained faithful to the book and the original film and by screening it on a Sunday evening, ITV scored a huge success.

The cast is of a very high quality with Lee Evans adding to his repertoire of vexed characters. All the performances were strong and the pace of acting and story telling was more appealing to a 21st century audience.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?