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. 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 by||Ken Annakin|
|Produced by||Betty E. Box|
|Written by||Mabel Constanduros|
|Music by||Antony Hopkins|
|Cinematography||Reginald H. Wyer|
|Edited by||Gordon Hales|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
|Box office||£143,000 (by 1953)|
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.
- Jack Warner as Joe Huggett, Father
- Kathleen Harrison as Ethel Huggett, Mother
- Susan Shaw as Susan Huggett
- Petula Clark as Pet Huggett
- David Tomlinson as Harold Hinchley
- Diana Dors as Diana Gowan
- Peter Hammond as Peter Hawtrey
- Amy Veness as Grandma Huggett
- Hubert Gregg as Maurice Lever
- John Blythe as Gowan
- Anthony Newley as Dudley
- Charles Victor as Mr Hall
- Adrianne Allen as Mrs Hall
- Frederick Piper as Bentley
- Eliot Makeham as Christie
- Clive Morton as Campbell, Huggett's boss
- Norman Shelley as Wilson
- Lyn Evans as Police Sergeant Pike
- Hal Osmond as Fishmonger
- Elizabeth Hunt as Mrs Lever
- Ferdy Mayne as Waiter
- Nellie Bowman - Eccentric Old Lady
- Empsie Bowman as Eccentric Old Lady
- Isa Bowman as Eccentric Old Lady
TV Guide described Vote for Huggett as "one of three films in the rather dismal 'Huggett Family' series". 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". 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."
- Andrew Spicer, Sydney Box Manchester Uni Press 2006 p 211
- "Vote for Huggett (1948)". BFI.
- "Vote For Huggett". TVGuide.com.
- Brian Baxter. "Vote for Huggett". RadioTimes.
- "Vote for Huggett". petulaclark.net.