All The Way Up. Image shows from L to R: Avril Hadfield (Vanessa Howard), Hilda Midway (Pat Heywood), Fred Midway (Warren Mitchell), Eileen Midway (Elaine Taylor), Daphne Dunmore (Adrienne Posta), Tom Midway (Kenneth Cranham). Copyright: Granada Productions.

All The Way Up

All The Way Up

Comedy following one family's scheming attempts to climb the social ladder

Genre
Film
Released
1970
Starring
Warren Mitchell, Elaine Taylor, Vanessa Howard, Adrienne Posta, Richard Briers, Bill Fraser, Pat Heywood, Kenneth Cranham and others
Writers
David Turner and Philip Mackie
Director
James MacTaggart
Producer
Philip Mackie

Adapted from David Turner's play, Semi-Detached, All The Way Up focuses on the lower-class Midway family and its scheming to climb the social ladder.

After months of anonymous letter-writing to his bosses, Fred Midway has succeeded in his attempts to have his immediate superior at wholesome firm Starlight Assurance sacked, and to move up the corporate tree himself accordingly.

Naturally, he's not about to let his hard-fought ladder-climbing go to ruin, despite the actions of his three children: Avril, who is equally keen for her husband, Nigel, to climb the ladder at his firm; Tom, whose girlfriend is in the club; and Eileen, who is having an affair with a married man!

Fred is not about to let such dalliances show him up in front of his bosses - or the neighbours - however. This scheming social climber has plenty of plans left up his sleeve!

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