1953 Certificate: u

Synopsis

Sporting comedy starring Jack Warner, Robert Morley and Brenda Bruce about the conflict between a famous cricketer and his poetry-loving son.

Director

  • Anthony Asquith

Cast

  • Jack Warner

  • Robert Morley

  • Brenda Bruce

Review

Soon to become, in 1955, the world's oldest copper in television's 'Dixon of Dock Green', genial Jack Warner, a major star of Britain's post-war cinema, became the world's oldest cricketer (he was 59 when he took the role) in this touching and amusing tale adapted by Terence Rattigan from his own television play. Not that the public cared about Warner's age, and the fact that there were real test cricketers - Len Hutton and Denis Compton among them - in the cast was also a shrewd move on the producer's behalf. It's difficult to imagine that this little film packed London's huge Odeon, Leicester Square, in its day, but it did.