Value for Money
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|Value for Money|
|Directed by||Ken Annakin|
|Produced by||Sergei Nolbandov|
Earl St John
|Written by||R. F. Delderfield|
|Based on||novel by Derrick Boothroyd|
|Music by||Malcolm Arnold|
|Edited by||Geoffrey Foot|
|9 August 1955|
A wealthy young man (Gregson) from Yorkshire visits London after his father's death. He goes to a nightclub and meets a performer (Dors). She decides to take him for every penny he is worth, and he decides to let her.
- John Gregson as Chayley Broadbent
- Diana Dors as Ruthine West
- Susan Stephen as Ethel
- Derek Farr as Duke Popplewell
- Frank Pettingell as Mayor Higgins
- Charles Victor as Lumm
- Ernest Thesiger as Lord Dewsbury
- Jill Adams as Joy
- Joan Hickson as Mrs. Perkins
- Donald Pleasence as Limpy
- John Glyn-Jones as Arkwright
- Leslie Phillips as Robjohns
- Ferdy Mayne as Waiter
- Charles Lloyd-Pack as Mr. Gidbrook
The film was based on a novel by Derrick Boothroyd was published in 1953.
Producer Sergei Nolbandov did not want Diana Dors in the movie but Ken Annakin, who had directed the actor in Vote for Huggett, insisted. She was paid £5,000; it was her first movie under a three picture contract with Rank.
Filming started 28 December 1954. It was the first film shot under Rank's new program to shoot everything in Vista Vision. Filming took place at Pinewood Studios. Much of the Yorkshire location filming was in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, historically an area within the Heavy Woollen District.
Variety said the film will "give considerable amusement to unsophisticated local audiences, but which, may find it tough sledding in the Overseas territory. In the U. S,, particularly, the Yorkshire dialect will not be a selling aid. This is a modestly amusing piece, staged on a bigger scale than the story would seem to warrant, and offering a touch of spectacle in a couple of song and dance numbers."
Filmink argued the movie should have focused on Dors rather than Gregson.
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- Bret, Dvaid (2014). Diana Dors: Hurricane in Mink. Aurum Press. ISBN 9781781313411.
- Dors, Diana (1960). Swingin' Dors. World Distributors. p. 111.
- "Pinewood Rank Prod Goes 100% V Vision". Variety. 5 January 1955. p. 51.
- "GLAMOR MUSICAL AT PINEWOOD". The Australian Women's Weekly. 22 (39). 23 February 1955. p. 42. Retrieved 10 July 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
- Review of film at Variety
- Vagg, Stephen (7 September 2020). "A Tale of Two Blondes: Diana Dors and Belinda Lee". Filmink.
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