Vote for Huggett

Vote for Huggett is a 1949 British comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and starring Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison and Diana Dors.[2] Warner reprises his role as the head of a London family, in the post-war years. It was the second in the film series The Huggetts, after 1948's Here Come the Huggetts, and the third film in which the family appeared. In it, Joe Huggett decides to run as a candidate in the local municipal elections. It was followed later that year by The Huggetts Abroad.

Vote for Huggett
British 1-sheet poster
Directed byKen Annakin
Produced byBetty E. Box
Written byMabel Constanduros
Denis Constanduros
Allan MacKinnon
StarringJack Warner
Kathleen Harrison
Susan Shaw
Petula Clark
Music byAntony Hopkins
CinematographyReginald H. Wyer
Edited byGordon Hales
Production
company
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors (UK)
Release date
February 1949
Running time
84 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
Box office£143,000 (by 1953)[1]

Premise

After writing a letter to the local newspaper, calling for the construction of a pleasure garden for a new war memorial, Joe Huggett is overwhelmed by the response of the public. However, his call is awkward for a corrupt local councillor who has plans of his own for the space.

Cast

Critical reception

TV Guide described Vote for Huggett as "one of three films in the rather dismal 'Huggett Family' series".[3] The Radio Times praised Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison, "wonderful as mum and dad and yes, that's a young Diana Dors as the troublesome niece".[4] The Monthly Film Bulletin wrote, "the film is well up to the standard set by the first in the series, and relies for its appeal on its homely humour and fine characterisations by Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison as Joe and Ethel Huggett, Susan Shaw and Petula Clark as their daughters and Diana Dors as niece Diana. Strong support is rendered by the remainder of the cast."[5]

References


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