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The Happiness of Three Women


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The Happiness of Three Women 1954 U

78 mins United Kingdom Director. Maurice Elvey

Petula Clarke stars in this charming romance directed by British stalwart Maurice Elvey. The Wishing Well Inn in rural Wales becomes the centre of love and intrigue when three troubled guests arrive, and become subject to the manipulations of a conniving postman (Eynon Evans), who only has eyes for the landlady.

Evans also wrote the successful play on which the film was based.

Please note that, while we have worked from the best available source materials, the audio quality for this presentation is compromised in places.

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Directed by

Maurice Elvey


Eynon Evans

Patricia Cutts

Donald Houston

Petula Clark

Brenda De Banzie


Comedy Drama




Unavailable on DVD Forgotten Features






United Kingdom



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