To Dorothy a Son
To Dorothy a Son is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Muriel Box and starring Shelley Winters, John Gregson and Peggy Cummins. Known in the U.S. as Cash on Delivery, it is based on a play by Roger MacDougall.
|To Dorothy a Son|
U.S. half sheet poster
|Directed by||Muriel Box|
|Produced by||Peter Rogers|
|Written by||Peter Rogers|
Roger MacDougall (play)
|Music by||Lambert Williamson|
H. A. R. Thomson
|Edited by||Alfred Roome|
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
|Box office||£104,557 (UK)|
In order to receive a large inheritance, an American woman travels to Britain to prevent her ex-husband having any more children.
- Shelley Winters – Myrtle La Mar
- John Gregson – Tony Rapallo
- Peggy Cummins – Dorothy Rapallo
- Wilfrid Hyde-White – Mr. Starke
- Mona Washbourne – Mid Wife Appleby.
- Hal Osmond – Livingstone Potts
- Hartley Power – Cy Daniel
- Maurice Kaufmann – Elmer the Pianist
- John Warren – Waiter
- Fred Berger – Furrier
- Dorothy Bramhall – Starke's secretary
- Nicholas Parsons – Passport Official
- Ronald Adam – Parsons
- Martin Miller – Brodcynsky
- Alfie Bass – Cab Driver
- Anthony Oliver – Express Reporter
- Joan Sims – Telephone Operator
- Aubrey Mather – Dr. Cameron
- Meredith Edwards – Carter
- Marjorie Rhodes – Landlady
TV Guide described the film as "a time-zone comedy, with Winters leading a British cast to give the film US appeal...None of it is terribly interesting" ; whereas The New York Times wrote, "BELIEVE it or not, the running time of a stork determines the heir or heiress to $2,000,000 in Cash on Delivery, a bright, British farce that was fun on delivery at the Little Carnegie yesterday...Shelley Winters, as Myrtle, is in one of those made-to-order roles. John Gregson, as Tony, and Peggy Cummins, as Dorothy, are fine. And Mona Washbourne makes a delightfully tart nurse. Deliver yourself to the Little Carnegie. You'll have a good time."
- "Cash on Delivery: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p 504
- "To Dorothy, A Son (1954)". BFI.
- "Cash On Delivery". TVGuide.com.