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A Run for Your Money (1949)

Approved | | Comedy | 8 April 1950 (USA)
Brothers from a Welsh village take their first trip to London to collect a prize, and meet a con artist and various other urban distractions.

Director:

Charles Frend

Writers:

Clifford Evans (based on the original screen story by), Richard Hughes (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald Houston ... Dai
Meredith Edwards ... Twm
Moira Lister ... Jo
Alec Guinness ... Whimple
Hugh Griffith ... Huw
Clive Morton ... Editor
Julie Milton Julie Milton ... Bronwen
Peter Edwards Peter Edwards ... Davies Manager
Joyce Grenfell ... Mrs. Pargiter
Leslie Perrins ... Burney
Dorothy Bramhall Dorothy Bramhall ... Jane
Andrew Leigh Andrew Leigh ... The Pawnbroker
Edward Rigby ... Beefeater
Desmond Walter-Ellis Desmond Walter-Ellis ... Station Announcer
Mackenzie Ward ... The Photographer
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Storyline

Two Welsh coal-mining brothers win a trip to London to claim a monetary prize. They are supposed to meet a newspaper reporter who will be their escort. Instead, the brothers are launched into an adventure with some London riff-raff. It is up to the reporter to look out for the brothers, and what a job it turns out to be. Written by J. Hooven <dhooven@sprintmail.com>

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Taglines:

A Spree with a harp and a harpy.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2 Bolhoeden naar Londen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Meredith Edwards (Twm) received an "introducing" credit. See more »

Goofs

(Around 20 minutes) a man is singing in the street but in the long shot his mouth isn't moving at all. See more »

Quotes

David 'Dai Number 9' Jones: Is it far to St. Paul's? I've never been to a Cathedral before.
Jo: Neither have I.
David 'Dai Number 9' Jones: Oh, you Chapel too?
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Soundtracks

Cwm Rhondda
(uncredited)
Written by John Ceiriog Hughes
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Some personal information about the film.
2 October 2016 | by jet747See all my reviews

I Purchased the Film about eight years ago from America, unable to obtain a copy in Britain at that time.

A lovely down to earth story about two welsh miners going at that time to the big city (London) after winning a mining competition.

Some great welsh hymns were sung during the film (four part harmony) long gone by today's rugby supporters.

The story was written by Clifford Evans (Actor) who lived in my home town of Llanelli for a number of years.(Llanelli is mentioned by actor Meredith Edwards on the train taking them to London)

The valleys are back green again.(Happy memories of past times))


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