Fools Rush In (1949 film)

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Fools Rush In
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Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Screenplay by
Based ona play by Kenneth Horne
Produced by Aubrey Baring
Cinematography Geoffrey Unsworth
Edited by
Music by Wilfred Burns
Pinewood Films
Distributed by GFD (UK)
Release date
  • 23 May 1949 (1949-05-23)(UK)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Fools Rush In is a 1949 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Sally Ann Howes, Guy Rolfe and Nigel Buchanan. [1]



Pamela Dickson (Sally Ann Howes) is about to marry her fiancé Joe Trent (Nigel Buchanan), when her long-lost father (Guy Rolfe) arrives. Ostensibly a cad, he turns out to be just the opposite, so she immediately puts her own plans on hold to arrange a reconciliation between her father and mother (Nora Swinburne) before marrying her beloved Joe.


Critical reception

TV Guide called it "A redundant film which only fools would rush in to see"; [2] while Allmovie noted, "Fools Rush In is as light as a feather, but it pleases the crowd." [3]

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