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It's a Great Day! (1955)

| Comedy | 1955 (UK)
Bob Grove, a builder has problems with the council, over building supplies that he needs to complete a job on a local housing estate. Under pressure to finish the job, his son gets them ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ruth Dunning Ruth Dunning ... Gladys Grove
Edward Evans ... Bob Grove
Sheila Sweet Sheila Sweet ... Pat Grove
Peter Bryant Peter Bryant ... Jack Grove
Nancy Roberts Nancy Roberts ... Gran
Margaret Downs Margaret Downs ... Daphne Grove
Christopher Beeny ... Lennie Grove
Vera Day ... Blondie
Sidney James ... Harry Mason
Victor Maddern ... Charlie Mead
John Stuart ... Detective Inspector
Henry Oscar ... Borough Surveyor
Michael Balfour Michael Balfour ... Charlie Mead's Mate
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Landlady
Nan Braunton Nan Braunton ... Miss Jones


Bob Grove, a builder has problems with the council, over building supplies that he needs to complete a job on a local housing estate. Under pressure to finish the job, his son gets them from a local crook. When the council find out, they call in the police, so the Grove family get together, to clear themselves, in time for the grand opening. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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1955 (UK) See more »

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Grove Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (as Westrex)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first time in Britain that a feature film had been based on a television series. See more »

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Opening credits list 'The Grove Family' prior to showing the seven actors posing as the family and their names, before the film's title. See more »


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The First British Soap
17 July 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

This was the first soap to appear on the BBC.One can see in this film all the conventions,albeit rather more genteel,that would be seen in modern day soaps.Though I do not think that the visit by a princess would involve so much genuflecting.The father is always the sensible one.The elder son is always getting into dodgy deals and hoping his father will get him out of trouble.There is the teenage daughter,this time without much of a romantic interest,and the young son,always managing to get into scrapes,this time running up scaffolding to get a better view.We are never told which princess is attending.If it was Princess Margaret she would have wanted something rather stronger than tea!

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