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A Date with a Dream

A Date with a Dream is a 1948 British musical comedy film directed by Dicky Leeman and starring Terry-Thomas, Jeannie Carson and Wally Patch.[1] Its plot concerns a wartime group of musical entertainers who meet up a year after being demobbed and decide to reform their act. This was one of Terry-Thomas's earliest films and is reputedly partly based on his own experiences.[2] Terry-Thomas was yet to develop his cad persona and a then little-known Norman Wisdom appears in a very brief, non-speaking role.

A Date with a Dream
"A Date with a Dream" (1948).jpg
Directed byDicky Leeman
Produced byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Written byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Dicky Leeman
Carl Nystrom
StarringTerry-Thomas
Jeannie Carson
Len Lowe
Bill Lowe
CinematographyMonty Berman
Edited byAnne Barker
Production
company
Distributed byGrand National Pictures
Release date
  • November 1948 (1948-11)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

PlotEdit

When an Army concert party is disbanded after the war, they plan to meet up in a years time for a reunion. When they do they discover that all the various members aren't coping too well with civilian life. Jean, a singer who is staying in the same house as two of the ex-concert party members, suggests that the various members get back together to perform.[3]

CastEdit

Critical receptionEdit

Sky Movies wrote, "a sparkling performance from the young Terry-Thomas and a bright, sassy attitude saves this dated, rather choppy little filler item from the scrapheap of movie history. Worth a look for nostalgia buffs and curio collectors".[4]

A Date With A Dream was the first production of Tempean Films, a production company founded by Monty Berman and Robert S. Baker following their war service. Of the film, Baker later commented, "It didn't make us a penny, but it gave us a good introduction to the film business". Tempean would go on to produce many British B-movies throughout the 1950s and into the early 1960s [5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | DATE WITH A DREAM (1948)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "A Date With A Dream Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | DATE WITH A DREAM (1948)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Date with a Dream - Sky Movies HD". Skymovies.sky.com. 4 October 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  5. ^ Sothcott, Jonathan (2001). The Flesh And The Fiends (DVD Liner Notes). Image Entertainment. p. 1.

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