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.[3] 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 byMuriel Box
Produced byPeter Rogers
Ben Schrift
Written byPeter Rogers
Roger MacDougall (play)
StarringShelley Winters
John Gregson
Peggy Cummins
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Music byLambert Williamson
CinematographyErnest Steward
H. A. R. Thomson
Edited byAlfred Roome
Distributed byBritish Lion Films
Release date
1954 (UK)
  • 25 January 1956 (1956-01-25) (US)[1]
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Box office£104,557 (UK)[2]

Premise

In order to receive a large inheritance, an American woman travels to Britain to prevent her ex-husband having any more children.

Cast

Critical reception

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" ;[4] 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."[5]

References

  1. "Cash on Delivery: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  2. Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p 504
  3. "To Dorothy, A Son (1954)". BFI.
  4. "Cash On Delivery". TVGuide.com.
  5. https://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9C0CE0DD1F3FE03BBC4953DFBF66838D649EDE


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