Two on the Tiles

Two on the Tiles is a 1951 British comedy film directed by John Guillermin and starring Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott and Brenda Bruce.[1] It was made at the Walton Studios by the independent Vandyke Productions for release as a second feature. It was one of three back-to-back productions Guillermin direction for the company at Walton along with Smart Alec and Four Days,[2] and was released in the U.S. as School for Brides.[3]

Two on the Tiles
British quad poster
Directed byJohn Guillermin
Produced byNigel Proudlock
Roger Proudlock
Written byAlec Coppel
StarringHerbert Lom
Music byFrank Spencer
CinematographyRay Elton
Edited byRobert Jordan Hill
Distributed byGrand National Pictures (UK)
Release date
  • September 1951 (1951-09) (UK)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


A married couple both face temptations while separated for a few days. The husband meets an attractive female fellow traveler in Paris while the wife accidentally spends a night aboard a Royal Navy ship with a male friend after she is stranded following a party. Despite knowing the essential innocence of both husband and wife, their sinister new butler uses information about their discretions to demand blackmail payments.


Critical reception

TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it an "innocuous comedy," but also finding it "enjoyable."[4]



  • Chibnall, Steve & McFarlane, Brian. The British 'B' Film. Palgrave MacMillan, 2009.

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