Main title from The History of Mr Polly (1949)

The History of Mr Polly

1 1 1 +
| Film | | UK | B&W | Drama | 1h 35min |
Stars: John Mills, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins

A draper’s assistant buys a small shop, but tires of his nagging wife and decides the time has come for a change

Reviews (1)

Patchy but generally amusing version of a popular comic novel, very English and rather appealingly done. (Halliwell’s)

Cast (23)

British actor John Mills wears a jacket and tie
Alfred Polly
Betty Ann Davies
Miriam Larkins Polly
Megs Jenkins
The Innkeeper
Finlay Currie
Uncle Jim
Gladys Henson
Aunt Larkins
Diana Churchill
Annie Larkins
Shelagh Fraser
Minnie Larkins
Edward Chapman
Mr Johnson
Dandy Nichols
Mrs Johnson
Sally Ann Howes
Juliet Mills
Little Polly
Laurence Baskcomb
Mr Rumbold
Edie Martin
Lady on roof
Moore Marriott
Uncle Pentstemon
David Horne
Mr Garvace
Ernest Jay
Mr Hinks
Cyril Smith
Mr Voules
Wylie Watson
Mr Rusper
Publicity photo featuring British actress Irene Handl
Lady on left
Doris Hare
May Pant
Wally Patch
Dennis Arundell
Clergyman [bit]
Miles Malleson
Old gentleman on punt
+ Show full cast (13 more)


Anthony Pelissier
(as Anthony Pélissier)


John Mills


(adapted for the screen by)

Production company

Two Cities Films
Logo for the Two Cities Film production company.  This was the company’s second logo.

Pictures (1)

Main title from The History of Mr Polly (1949)
The History of Mr Polly (1949) opening credits
Main title from The History of Mr Polly (1949).