Saturday, 28 August 2010

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? (1953)

Starring Bonar Colleano as womanising Commander Laurie Vining, Diana Decker as his new wife Gillian and Diana Dors as former (legally still - possibly) wife Candy, this is essentially a one-room, one-joke movie that does pretty well with the idea. It does drag a bit in places, but the last twenty minutes or so are very funny. We got this as a joke present for my mate who recently got married (with the title Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary, we just couldn't resist) - no idea what they made of it but we only just got round to seeing it ourselves.

David Tomlinson, an actor I've always enjoyed watching, appears as Solicitor Frank Betterton and Sid James is a rather unconvincing American buddy of the Commander. Audrey Freeman plays a maid in this movie, and after meeting on the set, she and David Tomlinson married and stayed together for 47 years until his death in 2000.

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? is available as a Blu-Ray + DVD package along with My Wife's Lodger (also featuring Diana Dors) from the previous year.

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