|All for Mary|
|Directed by||Wendy Toye|
|Produced by||J. Arthur Rank|
|Written by||Peter Blackmore|
Alan Melville (additional dialogue)
|Based on||the play All for Mary|
by Harold Brocke & Kay Bannerman
|Music by||Robert Farnon|
|Cinematography||Reginald H. Wyer|
|Edited by||Frederick Wilson|
|Distributed by||J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors (UK)|
All for Mary is a 1955 British comedy film brought to the screen by Paul Soskin Productions for the Rank Organisation. It was based on a successful West End play by the English husband and wife team of Kay Bannerman and Harold Brooke. It was directed by Wendy Toye, produced by Paul Soskin with the screenplay by Paul Soskin and Peter Blackmore. It starred Nigel Patrick, David Tomlinson, Jill Day and Kathleen Harrison. Eastmancolor Cinematography was by Reginald H. Wyer.
The story concerns two young bachelors taking separate skiing holidays at the same resort. Clive Morton (Nigel Patrick) and "Humpy" Miller (David Tomlinson) have nothing whatsoever in common—except for one thing: both men fall for the hotel proprietor's daughter Mary (Jill Day). As the story progresses, Clive (a debonair soldier and sportsman) gets quickly into his stride, whilst poor "Humpy" - a clumsy, incongruous fellow - looks on dumbly.
However, "Humpy" has a secret weapon: Miss Cartwright (Kathleen Harrison) his former nanny who arrives just as the pair are quarantined in the hotel attic after contracting chicken pox. Quickly realising Humpy's predicament, she skillfully arranges for the removal of the opposition, leaving the way clear for "Humpy".
- Nigel Patrick as Captain Clive Norton
- Kathleen Harrison as Nanny Cartwright
- David Tomlinson as "Humpy" Miller
- Jill Day as Mary
- David Hurst as Monsieur Victor
- Leo McKern as Gaston Nikopopoulos
- Nicholas Phipps as General McLintock-White
- Joan Young as Mrs. Hackenfleuger
- Lionel Jeffries as Maître D'Hotel
- Neil Hallett as Alphonse
- Paul Hardtmuth as Hans, Hotel Porter
- Fabia Drake as Opulent Lady
- Charles Lloyd Pack as Doctor
- Guy Deghy as Ski Instructor
- Dorothy Gordon as W.R.A.C. Orderly
- Robin Brown as American Boy
- Tommy Farr as Bruiser
- Vernon Morris as Page Boy
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