The Happiest Days Of Your Life. Image shows from L to R: Muriel Whitchurch (Margaret Rutherford), Wetherby Pond (Alastair Sim). Copyright: London Films / Individual Pictures.

The Happiest Days Of Your Life


The Happiest Days Of Your Life is based on a play of the same name by John Dighton.

Margaret Rutherford starred in the original stage production, appearing in more than 400 performances.

Illustrations behind the opening titles were created by Ronald Searle. The same writing-producing-directing duo, Sidney Gilliat and Frank Launder, would go on to bring his St. Trinian's cartoons to screen four years later.

The Happiest Days Of Your Life was filmed in 9 weeks.

Stringer Davis, who plays a school governor, was the husband of Margaret Rutherford. She insisted on a part for him in all films she featured in so that she could have his company.

The original play first opened in Brighton in 1948, before moving to London's West End where it ran for more than 600 performances.