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All for Mary (1955)

In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord's daughter. When the two come down with chicken pox ... See full summary »

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Wendy Toye

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Harold Brooke (play), Kay Bannerman (play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nigel Patrick ... Capt. Clive Norton
Kathleen Harrison ... Nannie Cartwright
David Tomlinson ... Humphrey 'Humpy' Miller
Jill Day ... Mary
David Hurst ... M. Victor
Leo McKern ... Gaston Nikopopoulos
Nicholas Phipps ... Gen. McLintock-White
Joan Young Joan Young ... Mrs. Hackenfleuger
Lionel Jeffries ... Maitre D', Hotel
Paul Hardtmuth Paul Hardtmuth ... Porter
Fabia Drake ... Opulent Lady
Tommy Farr Tommy Farr ... Bruiser
Charles Lloyd Pack Charles Lloyd Pack ... Doctor
Robin Brown Robin Brown ... American Boy
Dorothy Gordon ... W.R.A.C. Orderly
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In a Swiss Alpine resort shortly after the War an army officer and upper-class Humpy Miller both set their sights on Mary, the landlord's daughter. When the two come down with chicken pox they are put in the charge of fellow guest Miss Cartwright, who turns out to be Humpy's old nanny. The two Englishmen unite not only against her tyranny but against a dense Greek who is also after Mary. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1956 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

'ne Puppe läßt die Trottel tanzen See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Title Song
All For Mary"
Lyric by Norman Newell
Music by Robert Farnon
Sung by The Stargazers
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Don't miss Mary!
5 October 2007 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

An amusing charade with charismatic Kathleen Harrison in her element as the slightly built but overbearing nanny who bosses and cajoles two grown men as if they were little boys. David Tomlinson is also well cast as the milder of the "boys", although Nigel Patrick often manages to steal scenes with some splendid bits of riotous "business".

Nonetheless, despite all the fine efforts of this trio of laugh-makers, it's the exceedingly lovely Jill Day who really makes "Mary" a memorable experience. Aided by a stunning wardrobe, Miss Day makes her character so attractive, we can overlook the mistimed efforts of other players (particularly Leo McKern) and the occasional heavy-handed direction.

Alas, this is the second of only two movie appearances by the lustrous Jill. She was well-known as a singer at the time and fortunately our highly personable heroine is handed an opportunity to vocalize in "All For Mary" too. True, it's a somewhat inconsequential number, but who's listening?

Producer/screenwriter Paul Soskin has commendably gone to some expense to bring this most agreeable farce to the screen, using not only nice color photography but real Swiss locations as well.


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