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The Happy Family
The Happy Family

The Happy Family 1952

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The Happy Family 1952

86 mins United Kingdom Director. Muriel Box

1951's Festival of Britain was considered a morale booster for a post-war, austerity-weary nation - but not so for one aggrieved London family. Ordered to vacate their shop and home on the South Bank to make way for the Festival, the Lord family stands their ground in a siege against the system. Superb performances from a top cast (especially Kathleen Harrison) enrich this cheerful comedy.

Directed by

Muriel Box

Featuring

George Cole

Stanley Holloway

Kathleen Harrison

Naunton Wayne

Genres

Comedy

Tags

Festival of Britain Eviction Shops

Released

1952

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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