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Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary (Blu-ray+DVD) BFI


This second release of the BFI’s pioneering Adelphi Collection, brings together two films directed by Maurice Elvey.

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? (1953):

In this juicy, fast-moving bedroom farce – featuring a sizzling performance from a young Diana Dors – American Army pilot Laurie Vining (Bonar Colleano), on leave in London for his honeymoon, is hoping for a little rest and recreation. But his idyllic bliss is shattered abruptly when his stunning ex, Candy – saucily played with mischievous relish by Dors – unexpectedly arrives at his hotel, insisting that they’re still man and wife. Under pressure to think quick and act fast, he enlists the assistance of his gum-chewing, wisecracking co-pilot Hank Hanlon (Sid James) and nervous, girl-shy lawyer Frank Betterton (David Tomlinson). But his troubles have only just begun.

My Wife’s Lodger (1952)

This finds hapless soldier, Willie Higginbotham (Dominic Roche) returning home after six years hoping for a hero’s welcome only to find that his home has become a boarding-house and Roger the Lodger (Leslie Dwyer) has got his arms around his wife and his feet under the table, while Willie’s ditzy daughter Eunice (Diana Dors) only wants to sing, dance and jitterbug!

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Special Features

Fully illustrated booklet with detailed film notes and original promotional materials


Bluray, DVD