29 Acacia Avenue
|29 Acacia Avenue|
|Directed by||Henry Cass|
|Produced by||Sydney Box|
|Written by||Denis and Mabel Constanduros (play)|
Muriel and Sydney Box (screenplay)
|Music by||Muir Mathieson (musical director)|
|Cinematography||Ernest Palmer |
|Edited by||Julian Wintle|
Columbia British Productions
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures Corporation (United Kingdom)|
Oxford Films (United States)
|Budget||£30,000 or £45,000|
Peter Robinson falls in love with the naïve country girl Fay and the worldly, wealthy and already-married Joan, and lives with them both (and Joan's husband) at his parents' house. However, one day Peter's parents unexpectedly return from holiday, and all hell breaks loose.
- Gordon Harker as Mr. Robinson
- Betty Balfour as Mrs. Robinson
- Jimmy Hanley as Peter Robinson
- Carla Lehmann as Fay
- Hubert Gregg as Michael
- Jill Evans as Joan
- Henry Kendall as Mr. Wilson
- Dinah Sheridan as Pepper
- Megs Jenkins as Shirley
- Noele Gordon as Mrs. Wilson
- Guy Middleton as Gerald
- Aubrey Mallalieu as Martin
Allmovie wrote, "one of the few low-budget British programmers to enjoy a reasonably widespread American release...The film weaves three separate romantic subplots into an entertaining unified whole"; though Sky Movies called the film "one wartime West End success that didn't transfer too well to screen, ending up embarrassingly stagey"; but the Radio Times thought that although the film "fails to fully disguise its theatrical origins...it nevertheless makes for pleasant period entertainment, with particularly likeable performances from British veterans Gordon Harker and Betty Balfour as the parents."
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- Drazin, Charles (1998). The Finest Years: British Cinema of the 1940s. London: Andre Deutsch. p. 206. ISBN 9780233989853.
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