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Wishing Well (1954)

The Happiness of Three Women (original title)
| Drama
Postman/poet Eynon Evans patches up broken romances in a Welsh village.


Maurice Elvey


Eynon Evans (screenplay), Marfy Davies (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Brenda de Banzie ... Jane Price
Eynon Evans Eynon Evans ... Amos Parry
Petula Clark ... Delith
Donald Houston ... John
Patricia Burke ... Ann Murray
Patricia Cutts ... Irene Jennings
Bill O'Connor Bill O'Connor ... Peter Jennings
Gladys Hay Gladys Hay ... Amelia Smith
Glyn Houston ... Morgan
Emrys Leyshon Emrys Leyshon ... David Miles
Hugh Pryse Hugh Pryse ... The Minister
Jessie Evans Jessie Evans ... Blodwen
John Lewis John Lewis ... Bus Driver
Mary Jones Mary Jones ... Mary Lewis
Julie Milton Julie Milton ... Nancy


Postman/poet Eynon Evans patches up broken romances in a Welsh village.

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Eynon Evans receives an "introducing" credit. See more »


Version of Wishing Well (1957) See more »


Y Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the Wheat)
Arranged by Meirion Williams
Introducing The Winning Youth Choid at the Welsh National Eisteddfod The London Welsh Choir (as The London Welsh Youth Choir)
Conducted by Kenneth Thomas
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Brenda De Banzies Is Always Good
31 July 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Brenda de Banzies runs a small public house in Wales with a wishing well. Eynon Evans is the local post man who has been trying to get Miss de Banzies to marry him for decades. Her son, Donald Houston, is engaged to be married to Petula Clark, who because he doesn't have working legs, is wracked with doubts. There's also a wealthy widow, Gladts Hay, and a young couple who aren't getting along.

It's one of those movies set in Wales where random groups start singing chorale at random moments; even Miss Clark has a rare on-screen performance. Based on a play by Evans, it hews to every stereotype about Wales you can imagine. Director Maurice Elvey opens it up with lots of vistas in the beginning. Later, when it settles down to telling its story, there are plenty of Dutch angles, none of which disguise its stage origins.

Apparently the role taken by Evans in the movie was essayed by Lupino Lane in its National Theater premiere.

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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