|Second Best Bed|
|Directed by||Tom Walls|
|Written by||Ben Travers|
|Produced by||Max Schach|
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|Edited by||Lynn Harrison|
|Music by||Van Phillips|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors|
Second Best Bed is a 1938 British comedy film directed by Tom Walls and starring Walls, Jane Baxter and Veronica Rose.  The screenplay is by Ben Travers, based on an earlier story of his. Walls and Travers had worked together on the Aldwych farces. The screenplay concerns a newly married couple who soon run into domestic difficulties when the wife refuses to obey her husband's every order. 
It was an independent production made at Shepperton Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art director Walter Murton.
Dame Penelope Alice Wilton, styled Penelope, Lady Holm between 1998 and 2001, is an English actress. She is known for starring opposite Richard Briers in the BBC sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989); playing Homily in The Borrowers (1992) and The Return of the Borrowers (1993); and for her role as the widowed Isobel Crawley in the ITV drama Downton Abbey (2010–2015). She also played the recurring role of Harriet Jones in Doctor Who (2005–2008) and Anne in Ricky Gervais' Netflix dark comedy After Life.
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Very Important Person is a 1961 British comedy film directed by Ken Annakin and written by Jack Davies and Henry Blyth. The cast includes several well-known British comedy and character actors, including James Robertson Justice, Stanley Baxter in a dual role as a dour Scottish prisoner and a German prisoner-of-war camp officer, Eric Sykes, John Le Mesurier, Leslie Phillips and Richard Wattis.
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