Marry Me! (1949 film)
Original British cinema poster
|Directed by||Terence Fisher|
|Produced by||Betty Box|
|Written by||Lewis Gilbert|
|Music by||Clifton Parker|
|Edited by||Gordon Pilkington|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
|7 June 1949|
|Box office||£63,000 (by 1953)|
David Haig (David Tomlinson) is a newspaper journalist who is instructed by his editor to go undercover at a popular matchmaking service to get the scoop on whether there are true cupids or not. The film covers several aspiring relationships of various couples, including a French woman running from her abusive boyfriend and seeking citizenship, a butler, his master and a schoolteacher, an attractive girl in a restaurant who falls for a priest and various others. The central plot revolves around Haig's disastrous encounters with various poor match-ups and an ideal match a young waitress.
The film has elements of dark drama and self-pity leading to lost love, but it is primarily a romantic comedy.
Most of the gentle romances are successful, even if it takes a little 'slapstick' to achieve.
In the end, the only relationship that fails is the priest and the allure girl, as she sees herself as unworthy of his love and rejects him.
- Derek Bond as Andrew Scott
- Susan Shaw as Pat Cooper
- Patrick Holt as Martin Roberts
- Carol Marsh as Doris Pearson
- David Tomlinson as David Haig
- Zena Marshall as Marcelle Duclos
- Guy Middleton as Sir Gordon Blake
- Nora Swinburne as Enid Lawson
- Brenda Bruce as Brenda Delamere
- Jean Cadell as Hester Parsons
- Denis O'Dea as Saunders
- Alison Leggatt as Miss Beamish
- Beatrice Varley as Mrs. Perrins
- Andrew Spicer, Sydney Box Manchester Uni Press 2006 p 211
- BFI Film database: Marry Me! Retrieved 2012-04-14
- All Movie entry
- "Irish Actor "Choosy"". The Argus. Melbourne. 15 February 1949. p. 3 Supplement: The Argus Woman's Magazine. Retrieved 17 December 2015 – via National Library of Australia.