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The Love Match (1955)

Two football-loving railway workers get into trouble after racing their engine home to get to a match on time.

Director:

David Paltenghi (as David Paltenchi)

Writers:

Glenn Melvyn (additional dialogue), Glenn Melvyn (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arthur Askey ... Bill Brown
Glenn Melvyn Glenn Melvyn ... Wally Binns
Thora Hird ... Sal Brown
Shirley Eaton ... Rose Brown
James Kenney ... Percy Brown
Edward Chapman ... Mr. Longworth
Danny Ross Danny Ross ... Alf Hall
Robb Wilton Robb Wilton ... Mr. Muddlecombe
Anthea Askey Anthea Askey ... Vera
Patricia Hayes Patricia Hayes ... Emma Binns
Iris Vandeleur Iris Vandeleur ... Mrs. Entwhistle
William Franklyn William Franklyn ... Arthur Ford
Leonard Williams Leonard Williams ... Aggressive Man
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... Mr. Hall
Dorothy Blythe Dorothy Blythe ... Waitress
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Two football-loving railway workers get into trouble after racing their engine home to get to a match on time.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1955 (UK) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Askey's daughter Anthea Askey plays Vera. See more »

Quotes

Sal Brown: [on husbands lack of height] If you pulled your socks up you'd blindfold yourself
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Remembering a childhood film.
6 April 2000 | by Chris-913See all my reviews

As a child of 6 or 7 years I found all of Arthur Askey's 1950's films hilarious, this one in particular as it contained the following gag:

Alf Hall is Rose Brown's dimwitted boy friend. When he knocks on the Brown's front door for the very first time Bill Brown opens it and all Alf can do is splutter out his name "Alf 'all, Alf 'all." Bill's reply is "Don't worry I'll catch you."

That little scene has stayed in my mind for more than forty years!


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