A Day to Remember

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A Day to Remember

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A Day to Remember

Release Date: November 10, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «Comedy sailing to a new high!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Romance
Production Companies    :   Republic Pictures, General Film Distributors, J. Arthur Rank Film Distributors
Director    :   Ralph Thomas
Producers    :   Betty E. Box, Denis Holt, Arthur Alcott
Writers    :   Robin Estridge
RunTime    :   92 mins.

Based on The Hand and the Flower, a novel by Jerrard Tickell, A Day to Remember stars Stanley Holloway as Charley Porter, captain of London darts team. When the team travels to the French town of Boulogne for the annual darts tournament, a good time is had by all--and more besides. Jim Carver one of the team's members, is reunited with a little French girl he'd befriended during the war, who has now developed into a beautiful young woman. And Fred Collins makes a poignant journey to the hotel where he'd honeymooned with his late wife. The film works best as a low-key comedy-drama; it is least successful when it ventures into O. Henry territory and strains for "surprise" story twists. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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