Quiet Wedding

Quiet Wedding is a 1941 British comedy film directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr and Marjorie Fielding. The screenplay was written by Terence Rattigan and Anatole de Grunwald based on the play Quiet Wedding by Esther McCracken. The film was remade in 1958 as Happy Is the Bride.

Quiet Wedding
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Directed byAnthony Asquith
Produced byPaul Soskin
Written byEsther McCracken (play)
Anatole de Grunwald
Terence Rattigan
StarringMargaret Lockwood
Derek Farr
Marjorie Fielding
David Tomlinson
Music byNicholas Brodzsky
CinematographyBernard Knowles
Edited byReginald Beck
Distributed byParamount British Pictures
Universal Pictures
Release date
19 April 1941 (1941-04-19)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A young couple become engaged, but undergo a number of misadventures before their wedding ceremony.[1]



It was Lockwood's first film after a series of movies with Carol Reed.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

The New York Times wrote, "a foreword to the film states that its production was interrupted five times when Nazi bombs exploded on the studio, but all their destructive fury has left no visible mark on the quiet humor and the atmosphere of hearthside warmth that permeate this wisp of a tale about a young couple on the eve of their marriage...Anthony Asquith has directed with tender appreciation of his material this completely unpretentious and charming film, the component parts of which are as delicately balanced as the mechanism of a watch."[3]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | QUIET WEDDING (1941)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 13 January 2009. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  2. ^ Vagg, Stephen (29 January 2020). "Why Stars Stop Being Stars: Margaret Lockwood". Filmink.
  3. ^ "Movie Review - Quiet Wedding - At the Little Carnegie". The New York Times.

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