Where There's a Will (1955 film)

Where There's a Will is a 1955 American, British comedy film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Kathleen Harrison, George Cole and Leslie Dwyer. A family from east London take over a farm in the Devon countryside.[1] The screenplay was written by R. F. Delderfield who adapted one of his own plays.

Where There's a Will
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George Cole and Dandy Nichols
Directed byVernon Sewell
Produced byGeorge Maynard
Written byR. F. Delderfield (play and screenplay)
StarringKathleen Harrison
George Cole
Leslie Dwyer
Music byRobert Sharples
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Edited byPeter Rolfe Johnson
Distributed byEros Films
Release date
March 1955
Running time
80 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States


When their uncle dies without leaving a will, his farm passes to his nephew and two nieces, disappointing his housekeeper, Annie Yeo. While the nieces wish to sell the place, the nephew, Alfie Brewer, has ideas of setting up as a farmer. Facing the hostility of his family, and some of the locals, he attempts to improve the farm before its mortgage is called in.


Critical receptionEdit

TV Guide called it a "harmless comedy with some charming touches."[2]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | WHERE THERE'S A WILL (1955)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Where There's A Will Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Where There's a Will at IMDb