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Something Money Can't Buy (1952)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 10 October 1953 (USA)
A British Army Officer returns to civilian life after WWII. He finds that his wife is running a successful employment agency so he must become a "house husband". He doesn't find this at all... See full summary »


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J.L. Hodson (screenplay) (as James Lansdale Hodson), J.L. Hodson (story) (as James Lansdale Hodson) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Roc ... Anne Wilding
Anthony Steel ... Captain Harry Wilding
Moira Lister ... Diana Haverstock
A.E. Matthews ... Lord Haverstock
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ... Buster
Michael Trubshawe ... Willy
Diane Hart ... Joan
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Borough Treasurer
Henry Edwards ... Gerald Forbes
Mary Hinton ... Mrs. Forbes
Joss Ambler ... Mr. Burton - the auctioneer
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Fairground boss
Helen Goss ... Mrs. Lindstrom
D.A. Clarke-Smith D.A. Clarke-Smith ... Critic
Mara Lane ... Film Star


A British Army Officer returns to civilian life after WWII. He finds that his wife is running a successful employment agency so he must become a "house husband". He doesn't find this at all easy, so he gets together with some of his ex-army pals and they try to start a catering company. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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During the making of the film, Patricia Roc and Anthony Steel had an affair and conceived a child. Roc's husband, French director Andr√© Thomas, was unable to have children, and accepted paternity of their son. See more »


Anne Wilding: In four years, if you are a very good boy, we shall have another 2 pounds a week. And if you're not watched we shall probably have another two children as well! Goodnight!
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Such Is My Love For You
Performed by Carroll Gibbons and His Orchestra
Music by Nino Rota (uncredited)
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Problems, Problems And More Problems
5 January 2021 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Anthony Steel retires from the Army to return to wife Patricia and child. He gets a job with a lot of future in it, but nothing at present; at seven pounds a week, their savings are vanishing. Miss Roc starts up an agency to do whatever the client wants: manuscript typing and baby sitting and dinner escort. Steel chucks his job and starts up a food truck and caterer, but he and his partners are tyros. As Miss Roc's business becomes successful, they both become grouchy. By the time his business becomes successful, they're snapping at each other.

It's post-war problems, with women in the work place, and who's to take care of the children? While the performers are quite good, there's little rhythm in the script, and little effort at making anything particular funny, despite old standbys like daddy in charge of toddler. Perhaps they thought it was beneath them, but the straight line to despair and the ride back to a happy ending could have used a few more grins on the way.

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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