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Once Upon a Dream (1949)

Chaos ensues when a woman wakes up believing that a romantic dream about her new servant is reality.


Ralph Thomas


Val Guest (original story), Victor Katona (screenplay) | 1 more credit »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Googie Withers ... Carol Gilbert
Griffith Jones ... Jackson
Guy Middleton ... Major Gilbert
Betty Lynne Betty Lynne ... Mlle. Louise
David Horne ... Registrar
Geoffrey Morris Geoffrey Morris ... Registrar's Clerk
Raymond Lovell Raymond Lovell ... Mr. Trout
Noel Howlett ... Solicitor
Agnes Lauchlan Agnes Lauchlan ... Aunt Agnes
Mirren Wood Mirren Wood ... Conductress
Hubert Gregg ... Capt. Williams
Maurice Denham ... Vicar
Mona Washbourne ... Vicar's Wife
Gibb McLaughlin ... Mr. Pontefact I
Dora Bryan ... Barmaid


Chaos ensues when a woman wakes up believing that a romantic dream about her new servant is reality.

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Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

February 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Wenn Frauen träumen See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Ralph Thomas' directorial debut. See more »


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Music by Manning Sherwin
Lyrics by Eric Maschwitz
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Just a nice little romantic comedy for a rainy afternoon
9 June 2002 | by calvertfanSee all my reviews

I'm a fan of Googie Withers so I was a little predisposed to this. It's a bit silly - her husband is away in service and sends a friend of his along to help out before his returns, she gets a little crush on the friend and has a dream about him which suddenly gets muddled with reality - but not annoying, and played out very well. Griffith Jones is superb as the accommodating Jackson and Guy Middleton amusing as the unknowing husband. There's also a token flower show with 'Auntie Agnes' who wins every year, ala Mrs. Miniver. And even if the best part is a dream, it surely is romantic! The first scene is hilarious as well, even if it has almost nothing to do with the rest of the movie until the very end. Seems a little disjointed, but a little risque British humour never hurt any film.

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