Spring Meeting. Image shows from L to R: Baby Furze (Nova Pilbeam), Tony Fox-Collier (Michael Wilding). Copyright: Associated British Picture Corporation.

Spring Meeting

1941 British comedy film about marital plotting. Stars Nova Pilbeam, Basil Sydney, Sarah Churchill, Henry Edwards, Margaret Rutherford and others.

Spring Meeting. Image shows from L to R: James, the Butler (Basil Sydney), Tony Fox-Collier (Michael Wilding),

Spring Meeting

Comedy following a wealthy Irish landowner, his two daughters, an English suitor and his mother

Genre
Film
Released
1941
Starring
Nova Pilbeam, Basil Sydney, Sarah Churchill, Henry Edwards, Margaret Rutherford, W.G. Fay, Hugh McDermott, Enid Stamp-Taylor and Michael Wilding
Writers
M.J. Farrell and John Perry
Director
Walter C. Mycroft
Producer
Walter C. Mycroft

Just about completely broke, "Tiny" and her young adult son, Tony, are heading for Ireland, where they plan to visit her former flame, rich widower Sir Richard Furze.

With a substantial estate and generations of family history, Sir Richard's eldest daughter, Joan, is quite the catch - even though, at 29 years of age, she ought to have already been long married!

Tiny - and soon Sir Richard - have their minds set on Tony and Joan making a perfect match for each other but unbeknownst to them, she is already in love with stablehand Michael; a delightful young man, but certainly not the partner her father might approve of.

Tony, meanwhile, also has ideas of his own as he falls quickly in love with Joan's younger sister, "Baby". The development looks set to cause his mother quite the predicament, as she's not due to inherit anything at all.

Then there's butler James - in many ways sterner and more strict with upholding traditions and standards than Sir Richard - and the aged, half-deaf, and rather difficult Aunt Bijou to contend with.

Between Tony, Baby, Joan and Michael, Tiny and Sir Richard have quite some obstacles in their path...

Production Details

UK certificate
U
Duration
94 minutes
Release date
January 1941
Distributor

Pathe

Production company
Also known as
  • Three Wise Brides (US title)
Picture
Black and white
Laugh track
None

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