Quiet Wedding

(1941)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Comedy | 1h 20min
| Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr, A E Matthews | Director: Anthony Asquith

Wedding preparations are complicated by family guests

Dallas Chaytor and Janet Boyd become engaged and decide to have a low-key wedding. Their friends and family, however, have other ideas, causing Janet to become doubtful about the whole idea of marriage. Will the loving couple ever make it up the aisle for their quiet wedding?

Production was halted five times when bombs fell on the studio.

Cast

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Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Janet Royd
British actor Derek Farr wears a jacket and tie.  Picture is autographed ’To David Good luck, Derek Farr’
Dallas Chaytor
A E Matthews
Arthur Royd
Marjorie Fielding
Mildred Royd
Athene Seyler
Aunt Mary
Jean Cadell
Aunt Florence
Fanny by Gaslight (1944) publicity photograph of British actress Margaretta Scott (1)
Marcia
David Tomlinson
John Royd
Sidney King
Denys
Sydney King
Denys
Peggy Ashcroft
Flower Lisle
Frank Cellier
Mr Clayton
British actor, Roland Culver
Boofy Ponsonby
Michael Shepley
Marcia’s Husband
A publicity shot for British actress, Muriel Pavlow.  Signed ‘Best wishes, Muriel Pavlow’
Miranda
Margaret Halstan
Lady Yeldham
Roddy Hughes
Vicar
O B Clarence
First Magistrate
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
Magistrate
British comedy actress, Margaret Rutherford as Nurse Carey in Mad About Men (1954)
Magistrate
Photograph of British actress, Martita Hunt (1). The actress wears pearls while smoking a cigarette
Mme Mirelle
Charles Carson
Mr Johnson
Bernard Miles
PC
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Reviews

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A semi-classic British stage comedy is admirably filmed with a splendid cast. (Halliwell’s)

Film clips

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Main title from Quiet Wedding (1941)

Quiet Wedding (1941) opening credits

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Main title from Quiet Wedding (1941).

Derek Farr and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from Quiet Wedding

The proposal

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Derek Farr and Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from Quiet Wedding.

Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from Quiet Wedding

Wedding preparations

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Margaret Lockwood in a film clip from Quiet Wedding.

News

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Photograph of British actress, Muriel Pavlow

Muriel Pavlow, British actress, dies

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Muriel Pavlow, the British actress and wife of Derek Farr, who starred in Reach for the Sky, Malta Story and Doctor at Large dies aged 97.

Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave in a scene from The Lady Vanishes (1938) in the BFI’s promotional booklet for their 2008 Margaret Lockwood season.  Page reads: ‘Lockwood was Britain’s favourite female star throughout most of the 1940s bringing verve and glamour to a war-weary nation.  Josephine Botting looks back over her career and reveals a highly versatile actress.’

Margaret Lockwood season at the BFI in January 2008

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BFI Southbank dedicates a season to British actress Margaret Lockwood, with an extended run of The Lady Vanishes and rare screenings.

Trivia

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Production was halted five times when bombs fell on the studio.

See also

Pictures

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Margaret Lockwood (as Janet Royd) in a photograph from Quiet Wedding (1941) (7)
Pressbook for Quiet Wedding (1941) (2)
Margaret Lockwood (as Janet Royd) in a photograph from Quiet Wedding (1941) (6)
Margaret Lockwood (as Janet Royd) and Derek Farr (as Dallas Chaytor) in a photograph from Quiet Wedding (1941) (5)
Margaret Lockwood (as Janet Royd) in a photograph from Quiet Wedding (1941) (4)
Spanish poster for Quiet Wedding (1941) (1)
Margaret Lockwood (as Janet Royd) in a screenshot from Quiet Wedding (1941) (3)
Derek Farr (as Dallas Chaytor) and Margaret Lockwood (as Janet Royd) in a screenshot from Quiet Wedding (1941) (2)
Poster for Quiet Wedding (1941) (4)
Main title from Quiet Wedding (1941)
Poster for Quiet Wedding (1941) (3)
Belgian poster for Quiet Wedding (1941) (1)
Margaret Lockwood and A E Matthews walk up the aisle as Derek Farr looks on in a photograph from Quiet Wedding
Margaret Lockwood (as Janet Royd) and Derek Farr (as Dallas Chaytor) in a photograph from Quiet Wedding (1941) (2)
Pressbook for Quiet Wedding (1941) (1)
Poster for Quiet Wedding (1941) (2)
Poster for Quiet Wedding (1941) (1)
Derek Farr (as Dallas Chaytor) and Margaret Lockwood (as Janet Royd) in a photograph from Quiet Wedding (1941) (1)
Screenshot from Quiet Wedding (1941) (1)

Production

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Anthony Asquith
Director
Paul Soskin
Producer
Terence Rattigan
Writer
Esther McCracken
Writer (play)

Companies

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Paul Soskin Productions
Production company
Associated British Film Distributors (A.B.F.D.)
Distribution company
Paramount British Pictures
Distribution company