Nearest And Dearest. Image shows from L to R: Eli Pledge (Jimmy Jewel), Nellie Pledge (Hylda Baker). Copyright: Hammer Film Productions.

Nearest And Dearest

1972 British comedy film about siblings. Stars Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel, Joe Gladwin, Edward Malin, Madge Hindle and others.

Nearest And Dearest

Spin-off from Granada's popular television sitcom about siblings Nellie and Eli Pledge running a pickle factory

Genre
Film
Released
1972
Starring
Hylda Baker, Jimmy Jewel, Joe Gladwin, Edward Malin, Madge Hindle, Norman Mitchell, Pat Ashton, Bert Palmer and others
Writers
Tom Brennand and Roy Bottomley
Director
John Robins
Producer
Michael Carreras

Following the death of their father, a stipulation in his will sees estranged middle-aged siblings Nellie and Eli Pledge forced back together after 15 years to continue the running of the family firm: Pledge's Purer Pickles.

Neither are particularly happy with the prospect Eli would like to sell his share and move on with a gorgeous dolly bird, whilst Nellie - similarly single - doesn't feel she needs any assistance at all.

Eli, however, has a plan up his sleeve. If he can marry Nellie off, there may just be a way out of his father's 5-year sentence and he can settle down for some fun with busty blonde girlfriend Freda. And during the annual works' week break in Blackpool, a chance meeting with old chum Vernon Smallpiece, also in the pickling trade, could provide him with just the man he needs...

Production Details

UK certificate
A
Duration
86 minutes
Release date
1972
Distributor

Anglo-EMI

Production companies
Laugh track
None

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