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Value for Money (1955)

A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Annakin

Writers:

Derrick Boothroyd (novel), R.F. Delderfield (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Gregson ... Chayley Broadbent
Diana Dors ... Ruthine West
Susan Stephen ... Ethel
Derek Farr ... Duke Popplewell
Frank Pettingell ... Mayor Higgins
Charles Victor Charles Victor ... Lumm
Ernest Thesiger ... Lord Dewsbury
Hal Osmond Hal Osmond ... Mr. Hall
Jill Adams ... Joy
Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Perkins
James Gregson James Gregson ... Oldroyd
Donald Pleasence ... Limpy
John Glyn-Jones John Glyn-Jones ... Arkwright (as John Glyn Jones)
Leslie Phillips ... Robjohns
Ferdy Mayne ... Waiter
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Storyline

A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to take him for all he's got and he's quite happy to be taken. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Diana's a showgirl...and she's got plenty to show the handsome penny-pinching millionaire - whose pennies she loves to pinch! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1956 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Dyr, men dejlig See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Colour by) (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

[at the mill, before Broadbent's funeral, the employees are speculating on the size of his estate]
Mr. Hall: How much d'you think he's left?
Duke Popplewell: Well, if he'd been in shoddy, I should have said about...
Duke Popplewell: [whispers, confidentially] ... a hundred and fifty thousand.
Duke Popplewell: But seeing as how he were only a rag merchant...
Duke Popplewell: [whispers, confidentially] ... not more than forty thousand.
Mr. Hall: Get away with you! I bet it's not a penny less than...
Mr. Hall: [whispers, confidentially] fifty thousand.
Duke Popplewell: No, never!
Mr. Hall: Eh, Limpy?
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: BARFIELD, YORKSHIRE, IS NO BEAUTY. ITS PRIDE ARE ITS "RAG AND SHODDY" WOOL TRADES

IT FIRMLY BELIEVES THAT WHERE THERE'S MUCK THERE'S MONEY

IT HAS PLENTY OF BOTH See more »

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Featured in Remembering John Gregson (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Toys for Boys
Music by John Pritchett
Words by Peter Myers and Alec Grahame
Arranged and Danced by Paddy Stone Irving Davies
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A good "value for money" film
11 January 2000 | by Bob PhillipsSee all my reviews

A good "value for money" film demonstrating just how well the British (and even Yorkshire folk) can laugh at themselves. A good supporting cast headed up by Diana Dors who is irresistible to our hero Chayley from "oop north" and uses all her ample charms to help the poor lad to get value for his money. Unfortunately only a minor role for Leslie Philips in one of his earlier films.


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