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All for Mary (1955)

In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord's daughter. When the two come down with chicken pox ... See full summary »

Director:

Wendy Toye

Writers:

Harold Brooke (play), Kay Bannerman (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ... Capt. Clive Norton
Kathleen Harrison ... Nannie Cartwright
David Tomlinson ... Humphrey 'Humpy' Miller
Jill Day ... Mary
David Hurst ... M. Victor
Leo McKern ... Gaston Nikopopoulos
Nicholas Phipps ... Gen. McLintock-White
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Hackenfleuger
Lionel Jeffries ... Maitre D', Hotel
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Porter
Fabia Drake ... Opulent Lady
Tommy Farr Tommy Farr ... Bruiser
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Doctor
Robin Browne Robin Browne ... American Boy (as Robin Brown)
Dorothy Gordon ... W.R.A.C. Orderly
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In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord's daughter. When the two come down with chicken pox they are put in the charge of fellow guest Miss Cartwright, who turns out to be Humpy's old nanny. The two Englishmen unite not only against her tyranny but against a dense Greek who is also after Mary. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Far Away From Everybody
Lyric by Bob Hilliard
Music by Milton Delugg
Sung by Jill Day (uncredited)
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A Likable Comedy
20 December 2009 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

Nigel Patrick and David Tomlinson play men on holiday at a chalet in the Alps, who are beguiled by Mary, who works there. Mary is played by the very attractive Jill Day, and you get to see the missteps, pratfalls and other mistakes they make for her affections. Also present is Kathleen Harrison as Nanny Cartwright, who, though on holiday like the two men, is called upon to nurse them back to health when they contract chicken pox. The humor is light, some mild slapstick, but its fun to watch and flows fairly well. Nothing terribly original, but a fun British comedy from the 50's which holds up over 50 years later. The best character ironically is not Mary but Nanny Cartwright, since she thwarts every attempt for the two men to get out of the quarantine they are in after they broke out into chicken pox. Filmed in color, its a nice way to pass the time.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1956 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

'ne Puppe läßt die Trottel tanzen See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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