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Cocktails in the Kitchen (1954)

For Better, for Worse (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 20 June 1955 (USA)
In postwar London, young graduate Tony (Sir Dirk Bogarde) and his girlfriend Anne (Susan Stephen) decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a... See full summary »

Director:

J. Lee Thompson

Writers:

J. Lee Thompson (screenplay), Peter Myers (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dirk Bogarde ... Tony
Susan Stephen ... Anne
Cecil Parker ... Anne's Father
Eileen Herlie ... Anne's Mother
Athene Seyler ... Miss Mainbrace
Dennis Price ... Debenham
Pia Terri Pia Terri ... Mrs. Debenham
James Hayter ... The Plumber
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Doyle
George Woodbridge ... Alf
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Fred
Sidney James ... The Foreman
Peter Jones ... The Car Dealer
Edwin Styles Edwin Styles ... Anne's Boss
Mary Law Mary Law ... Girl in Office.
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Storyline

In postwar London, young graduate Tony (Sir Dirk Bogarde) and his girlfriend Anne (Susan Stephen) decide to marry. Her well-to-do parents are not convinced, but they agree once he has got a £5.10.0 job and a 30/- a week single-room flat. The newlyweds find money fearfully tight, the flat cramped, the neighbors a trial, and her parents always hovering. Can faith conquer all? Is there some way of getting rid of tea leaves, except down the sink? Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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marriage | based on play | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cocktails in the Kitchen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Uncredited theatrical movie debut of Jocelyn Lane. See more »


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For Better, For Worse
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On par with Citizen Kane - A film which will endure the ages
7 December 2000 | by flexmarkSee all my reviews

A British comedy far ahead of its time. A unique view of the hardships faced by young newlyweds in postwar London. This film marked the defining roles for several actors/actresses. A solid performance by Dirk Bogarde, possibly overshadowed by the debut of Pia Terri.


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