Where There's a Will (1955 film)

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Where There's a Will
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George Cole and Dandy Nichols
Directed by Vernon Sewell
Written by R. F. Delderfield (play and screenplay)
Produced by George Maynard
Cinematography Basil Emmott
Edited byPeter Rolfe Johnson
Music by Robert Sharples
Distributed by Eros Films
Release date
March 1955
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Where There's a Will is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Vernon Sewell and starring Kathleen Harrison, George Cole and Leslie Dwyer. [1] A family from east London take over a farm in the Devon countryside. [2] The screenplay was written by R. F. Delderfield who adapted one of his own plays. [3] Sewell called it "a charming movie" which "made a lot of money'. [4]



When their uncle dies without leaving a will, his farm passes to his nephew and two nieces, disappointing his housekeeper, Annie Yeo. While the nieces wish to sell the place, the nephew, Alfie Brewer, has ideas of setting up as a farmer. Facing the hostility of his family, and some of the locals, he attempts to improve the farm before its mortgage is called in.


Critical reception

TV Guide called it a "harmless comedy with some charming touches." [5]

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