British Comedy Guide

Adelphi Films

Adelphi Films Limited was a British film production company. With its sister company Advance, it produced over 30 films in the 1940s and 1950s and distributed many more. Adelphi linked Gainsborough Pictures and the raw "kitchen sink" dramas of the early 1960s.

Adelphi Films was founded in 1939 by Arthur Dent and is now managed by his granddaughter Kate Lees.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
Film Fun At St. Fanny's. Image shows from L to R: Maisie (Vera Day), Cardew Robinson (Cardew Robinson). Fun At St. Fanny's Film Comedy starring Fred Emney and Cardew Robinson as headmaster and overgrown pupil at a boarding school.
Film Law And Disorder Film Alastair Sim espionage comedy about a morose solicitor.
Film Alf's Baby Film Comedy about 3 men bringing up a baby.
Film Bless 'Em All Film
Film For Love Of You Film Musical comedy, sequel to non-comedy musical Going Gay.
Film High Jinks In Society Film Comedy about class set in Mayfair.
Film Let's Go Crazy. Crystal Jollibottom (Peter Sellers). Let's Go Crazy Film Short comic film starring Peter Sellers in a variety of roles.
Film Skimpy In The Navy Film Naval comedy starring Max Bygraves.
Film Stars In Your Eyes. Image shows from L to R: Jimmy Knowles (Nat Jackley), Ann Hart (Dorothy Squires). Copyright: Adelphi Films. Stars In Your Eyes Film Musical comedy about a theatre company trying to save their show.
Film The Happiness Of Three Women Film Story of a Welsh postman's efforts to bring happiness into lives of assortment of people.
Film What Every Woman Wants. What Every Woman Wants Film

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