Happy Is the Bride
Happy Is the Bride is a 1958 black and white British comedy film written and directed by Roy Boulting and starring Ian Carmichael, Janette Scott, Cecil Parker, Terry-Thomas and Joyce Grenfell. It is based on the play Quiet Wedding by Esther McCracken, previously filmed in 1941.
|Happy Is the Bride|
British theatrical poster
|Directed by||Roy Boulting|
|Produced by||Paul Soskin|
|Screenplay by||Roy Boulting|
|Based on||play Quiet Wedding by Esther McCracken.|
|Music by||Benjamin Frankel|
|Edited by||Anthony Harvey|
Paul Soskin Productions (as Panther)
|Distributed by||British Lion Films (UK)|
- Ian Carmichael as David Chaytor
- Janette Scott as Janet Royd
- Cecil Parker as Arthur Royd
- Terry-Thomas as Policeman
- Joyce Grenfell as Aunt Florence
- Eric Barker as Vicar
- Edith Sharpe as Mildred Royd
- Elvi Hale as Petula
- Miles Malleson as 1st Magistrate
- Athene Seyler as Aunt Harriet
- Irene Handl as Mme. Edna
- John Le Mesurier as Chaytor
- Thorley Walters as Jim
- Nicholas Parsons as John Royd
- Virginia Maskell as Marcia
- Brian Oulton as 2nd Magistrate
- Joan Hickson as Mrs. Bowels
- Cardew Robinson as George the Verger
In a quiet summer corner of Wiltshire that is forever England, David and Janet decide to tie the knot. Unfortunately this is the cue for everyone else to take over proceedings, to the dismay of the couple and the increasing despair of Janet's father. One way or another the wedding - if there is one - is going to be an unforgettable occasion.
Leonard Maltin called the film a "mild farce"; while Bosley Crowther in The New York Times wrote, "Mr. Boulting has assembled and directed a typically fine British cast, which plays the farcical proceedings with skill and apparent enjoyment...all the characters are amusing. That's usually the way in a Boulting film."
- "Happy Is the Bride". BFI. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Quiet Wedding (1941)". BFI.
- "Happy Is the Bride (1958) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.