Where There's a Will (1955 film)

Where There's a Will is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Kathleen Harrison, George Cole, Leslie Dwyer and Michael Shepley. A family from east London take over a farm in the Devon countryside.[1] The screenplay was written by R. F. Delderfield who adapted one of his own plays.

Where There's a Will
George Cole and Dandy Nichols
Directed byVernon Sewell
Produced byGeorge Maynard
Written byR. F. Delderfield (play and screenplay)
StarringKathleen Harrison
George Cole
Leslie Dwyer
Michael Shepley
Music byRobert Sharples
CinematographyBasil Emmott
Edited byPeter Rolfe Johnson
Distributed byEros Films
Release date
March 1955
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


When their uncle dies without leaving a will, his farm passes to his three London nephew and nieces. While two of them wish to sell the place the third, Alfie Brewer, has ideas of setting up as a farmer. Facing the hostility of his family, and some of the locals, he attempts to improve the farm before its mortgage is called in.


Critical reception

TV Guide called it a "harmless comedy with some charming touches."[2]


  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | WHERE THERE'S A WILL (1955)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Retrieved 30 May 2014.
  2. "Where There's A Will Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 30 May 2014.

Where There's a Will on IMDb

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