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A young man from Yorkshire inherits a sizeable legacy from his millionaire father. He decides to try the nightlife of London and meets a young girl performing in a nightclub. She intends to take him for all he's got and he's quite happy to be taken.Written by
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Opening credits: All characters and events in this film are fictitious. Any similarity to actual events or persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »
[at the mill, before Broadbent's funeral, the employees are speculating on the size of his estate]
How much d'you think he's left?
Well, if he'd been in shoddy, I should have said about...
... a hundred and fifty thousand.
But seeing as how he were only a rag merchant...
... not more than forty thousand.
Get away with you! I bet it's not a penny less than...
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Opening credits prologue: BARFIELD, YORKSHIRE, IS NO BEAUTY. ITS PRIDE ARE ITS "RAG AND SHODDY" WOOL TRADES
IT FIRMLY BELIEVES THAT WHERE THERE'S MUCK THERE'S MONEY
Diana Dors was billed as the British Marilyn Monroe. A few years before her death I saw her opening an arcade in the Isle of Man. By that time she had ballooned in weight but she still could bring out the crowds. I was only a kid so did not really know what all the fuss was about.
In Value for Money, Dors plays glamourous singer and actress Ruthine West who gets enticed up to Batley to open a children's play area.
The cause for her relocation from chic London is Chayley Broadbent (John Gregson) who has inherited his father's textile fortune. Like his later father Chayley is a miser who watches the pennies. His long suffering fiancée Ethel, a local journalist wants Chayley to go to London to enjoy himself and find a purpose away from his father's penny pinching ways. He finds Ruthine in a show instead and instantly falls in love with her.
So Chayley, Ruthine and Ethel are in Batley. Ruthine hates the grim Yorkshire industrial town but likes Chayley's money. Ethel hangs around patiently for Chayley to come to his senses.
Value for Money is a colourful light romantic comedy, with a couple of nice musical numbers.
Chayley is a shallow fool who is always hearing his late father's muttering about not driving a hard enough bargain. It is a bit of froth and fun. Dors does look slim and sexy. It is a mildly entertaining movie with dated views on women.
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