Main title from The History of Mr Polly (1949)

The History of Mr Polly


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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama | 1h 35min |
| Stars: John Mills, Betty Ann Davies, Megs Jenkins | Director: Anthony Pelissier

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


British actor John Mills wears a jacket and tie
Alfred Polly
Betty Ann Davies
Miriam Larkins Polly
Megs Jenkins
The Innkeeper
Photograph of Scottish actor, Finlay Currie (1)
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
Photograph of British actor, Moore Marriott (1)
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
Autographed photo of English actor, Wally Patch (1). The actor wears a bowler hat and open-necked shirt, while a cigarette droops from his mouth
Dennis Arundell
Clergyman [bit]
Photo of Dry Rot (1956) (1) featuring Miles Malleson
Old gentleman on punt
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Patchy but generally amusing version of a popular comic novel, very English and rather appealingly done. (Halliwell’s)


Main title from The History of Mr Polly (1949)


Anthony Pelissier
Director / Writer (adapted for the screen by)
British actor John Mills wears a jacket and tie
H G Wells


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Two Cities Films
Production company
General Film Distributors (GFD)
Distribution company
J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Distribution company