Room for Two
Room for Two is a 1940 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Frances Day, Vic Oliver and Greta Gynt. The film was written by Gilbert Wakefield, based on his 1938 stage farce. The film's Italian setting was overtaken by events, as by the time of its release Fascist Italy had entered the Second World War against Britain.
|Room for Two|
|Directed by||Maurice Elvey|
|Produced by||Victor Katona|
|Written by||Victor Katona|
|Based on||play by Gilbert Wakefield|
|Edited by||Sidney Stone|
Victor Katona Productions
|Distributed by||Grand National Pictures|
|19 October 1940|
The story takes place in Venice, where a womanising Englishman Vic Oliver takes a strong interest in a married tourist who is played by Frances Day. Oliver disguises himself in drag and gets himself hired as the Days' maid. When Day's philandering husband, played by Basil Radford, shows up, the fun starts.
- Frances Day as Claire Spencer
- Vic Oliver as Michael Brent
- Hilda Bayley as Madame Mignon
- Greta Gynt as Hilda Westby
- Basil Radford as Robert Spencer
- Rosamund Greenwood as Grace
- Magda Kun as Mimi
- Leo De Pokorny as Hotel Manager
- Gleniss Mortimer as Maria
- Victor Rietti as Gaston
- Maureen Pryor as Mary
- Andreas Malandrinos as Gondolier
Allmovie wrote, "when Day's philandering hubby Basil Radford comes home, the laughs start rolling in."
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