Something Money Can't Buy

Something Money Can't Buy is a 1952 British film directed by Pat Jackson and starring Patricia Roc and Anthony Steel.[2]

Something Money Can't Buy
British Quad poster by Dougie Post
Directed byPat Jackson
Produced byJoseph Janni
Written byPat Jackson and
J.L. Hodson
StarringAnthony Steel
Patricia Roc
Music byNino Rota
CinematographyC.M. Pennington-Richards
Edited bySidney Hayers
Distributed byVic Films Productions Ltd
Release date
  • 9 July 1952 (1952-07-09)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£121,000[1]


Harry and Anne Wilding return to civilian life after service in the army. They have trouble readjusting, and Harry eventually quits his council job and goes into business, selling food from a mobile canteen. Anne becomes jealous of the daughter of Harry's backer. Anne gives up her job to concentrate on her marriage.



The film was a rare comedy role for Steel, who made it immediately prior to shooting The Planter's Wife (1952). It involved Roc returning to London after two years in Paris, where she lived with her French husband. She and Steel had an affair during the making of the movie which resulted in Roc having Steel's baby.[3]


  1. BFI Collections: Michael Balcon Papers H3 reprinted in British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference By Sue Harper, Vincent Porter p 41
  2. "NEW BRITISH COMEDY". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 3 June 1953. p. 40. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
  3. "Talking of Films". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 13 February 1952. p. 31. Retrieved 7 May 2012.
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