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The Happy Family

A defiant London family fights valiantly to retain their South Bank home in this cheerful comedy set around 1951's Festival of Britain.

Comedy 1952 82 mins


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.