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Dear Octopus (1943)

Members of a well-to-do family reunite for Golden Wedding celebrations.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Penny Randolph
... Nicholas Randolph
... Cynthia
... Felix Martin
... Dora Randolph
... Aunt Belle
Jean Cadell ... Vicar's Wife
... Kenneth
Frederick Leister ... Charles Randolph
... Edna
... Hilda
Madge Compton ... Marjorie
... Mrs. Glossop
Ann Stephens ... Scrap
Derek Lansiaux ... Bill
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Members of a well-to-do family reunite for Golden Wedding celebrations.

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This film's earliest documented telecast in the New York City area occurred Sunday 5 October 1947 on WNBT (Channel 4). On Sunday 24 April 1949, it was simultaneously telecast in both New York City, on WCBS (Channel 2), and in Philadelphia on WCAU (Channel 10), as part of the Film Theatre of the Air series. See more »

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An excellent film
8 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film is imprinted on my memory although I have not seen it for decades. It is a very human and moving story of the relationships within a family - over a Christmas I seem to remember. The acting is superb and the film features several extremely well-known actors of the time. In particular I remember the two grandchildren, one of whom says he/she has learnt a naughty word. When she tells the other one what it is he/she uses the word when all the adults are standing around and is puzzled when none of them shows any distress. I'll leave it to you to discover the naughty word used. Notes for this film say that it has not been released on DVD. Pity - I would buy one.


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