Director Bryan Forbes initially wanted William Holden to play the character of Charley Dunbar but Holden turned down the part because his fee would be too low. In the end, the role was cast with Art Carney. Forbes later wrote in "A Divided Life" (1993) that he thought had Holden had made the film, he "might have been alive today". See more »
I WENT TO A MARVELLOUS PARTY
Words and music by Sir Noël Coward
Published by Chappell Music Limited See more »
This film barely if ever turns up on TV. It has never been given a DVD release, but it was released on Key Video in 1984 on VHS. David Niven and Art Carney are great to see in this film. Lionel Jeffries is quit funny as Hargreves the somewhat absent minded attorney. Maggie Smith turns in a nice performance as the governess. The film was directed by Bryan Forbes, who made such wonderful films in the 1960's like the Wrong Box, and the L shaped Room. The film was produced by David Niven Jr. I remember seeing David Niven on the Merv Griffen Show talking about working with his son as producer. The photography of Niece is absolutely beautiful. I hope to see this film get the DVD release it deserves. ****
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