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A Day to Remember (1953)

A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team outing to Boulogne. Various members of the party have different reasons for going and get involved in various adventures.


Ralph Thomas


Robin Estridge (screenplay), Jerrard Tickell (from novel "The Hand and Flower")


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Holloway ... Charley Porter
Joan Rice ... Vera Mitchell
Odile Versois ... Martine Berthier
Donald Sinden ... Jim Carver
James Hayter ... Fred Collins
Bill Owen ... Shorty Sharpe
Harry Fowler ... Stan Harvey
Edward Chapman ... Mr. Robinson
Theodore Bikel ... Henri Dubot
Lily Kann Lily Kann ... Grandmere
Brenda de Banzie ... Mrs. Collins (as Brenda De Banzie)
Meredith Edwards ... Bert Tripp
Vernon Gray ... Marvin
Peter Jones ... Percy Goodall
Patricia Raine Patricia Raine ... May


A group of men from a London pub are going on a darts team outing to Boulogne. Various members of the party have different reasons for going and get involved in various adventures.

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English | French

Release Date:

29 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

På galej i Boulogne See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Fred Griffiths who plays the barman on the ferry also had a bit part in the epic war film Dunkirk 1958 which starred Meredith Edwards ( Bert Trip ) See more »


Donald Sinden lays roses on the grave of his friend killed in the war. The grave is marked 665227 Sergeant GH Holden but he says "hello John". See more »

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A Nice Little Film
10 August 2006 | by steamdreamerSee all my reviews

This film has to been seen for what it is, a nice little film from 1953, and not try to compare it to today's films or the classics of yesteryear from the big studios.

There are some wonderful little touches in the film, if you really want to see them. Stanley Holloway as Charley Porter and how he says "'night Charlie!" while wiping the beer froth from his mouth as he leaves the pub. Donald Sinden who plays Jim Carver shows a young man that still holds memories of his past in the war (this film was done only 8 years after the end of WW2). A lovely touch is when he's back in France, with the sound of the tanks and then the tractor. Jim Carver was a tank sergeant. When you see the film, you'll see what I mean.

This film was done in a very innocent time, and yet not long after a violent nasty war. It deals with the past well and Odile Versois's character Martine Berthier, is wonderful to see. How she views things is a delight.

Look out also for Shirley Eaton (later to be a James Bond Girl), she's not credited in the film, yet is seen several times ... Train Station, and the Ferry.

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