Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary
Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary – 1953 | 80 mins | Comedy | B&W
Low-budget bedroom farce based on the West End play by Vivian Tidmarsh and directed by veteran Maurice Elvey. Despite being adapted by Carry On scribe Talbot Rothwell, this stagebound comedy can’t shake off its origins and the less than sophisticated laughs make it a film chiefly of interest to Diana Dors fans.
American Army pilot Laurie Vining (Bonar Colleano) arrives in England on honeymoon with his new wife Gillian. He encounters wisecracking old buddy Hank Hanlon (Sid James) who spends the entire journey to their Grosvenor Square reminiscing about Laurie’s first wife, stunning model Candy (Diana Dors). The newlywed’s idyllic bliss is shattered abruptly when his ex-wife unexpectedly arrives at his hotel, insisting that their American divorce is not valid in England. Candy attempts to blackmail Laurie for a $5k settlement, so he calls on the assistance of girl-shy lawyer Frank Betterton (David Tomlinson).
Maurice Elvey: Director
Ivan King: Art Direction
Phil Grindrod: Cinematography
Lito Carruthers: Film Editing
Aldo Manganaro: Makeup Department
Henry Montsash: Makeup Department
W.L. Trytel: Original Music
Vivian Tidmarsh: Play
David Dent: Producer
Talbot Rothwell: Script
Charles Tasto: Sound