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The History of Mr. Polly (1949)

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95 min | Drama

Quiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he eventually resorts to desperate measures to break ...See moreQuiet and somewhat direction-less, Alfred Polly uses the money he inherits from his father to marry and to set up shop in a small town. His heart is in neither of these enterprises and he eventually resorts to desperate measures to break free. His random wanderings in the countryside lead him to a new opportunity that just might be what he's been looking for all along. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26} See less
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Director
Anthony Pelissier (as Anthony Pélissier)
Writers
H.G. Wells (by) | Anthony Pelissier (adapted for the screen by) (as Anthony Pélissier)
Producer
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Editor
John Seabourne Sr. (as John Seabourne)
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Updated Feb 8, 1949

Release date
Oct 24, 1951 (United States)

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42 cast members
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John Mills
Alfred Polly Alfred Polly   See fewer
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Betty Ann Davies
Miriam Larkins Polly Miriam Larkins Polly   See fewer
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Megs Jenkins
The Innkeeper The Innkeeper   See fewer
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Finlay Currie
Uncle Jim Uncle Jim   See fewer
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Gladys Henson
Aunt Larkins Aunt Larkins   See fewer
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Diana Churchill
Annie Larkins Annie Larkins   See fewer
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Shelagh Fraser
Minnie Larkins Minnie Larkins   See fewer
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Edward Chapman
Mr. Johnson Mr. Johnson   See fewer
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Dandy Nichols
Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Johnson   See fewer
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Sally Ann Howes
Christabel Christabel   See fewer
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Juliet Mills
Little Polly Little Polly   See fewer
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Laurence Baskcomb
Mr. Rumbold Mr. Rumbold   See fewer
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Edie Martin
Lady on roof Lady on roof   See fewer
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Moore Marriott
Uncle Pentstemon Uncle Pentstemon   See fewer
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David Horne
Mr. Garvace Mr. Garvace   See fewer
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Ernest Jay
Mr. Hinks Mr. Hinks   See fewer
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Cyril Smith
Mr. Voules Mr. Voules   See fewer
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Wylie Watson
Mr. Rusper Mr. Rusper   See fewer
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Irene Handl
Lady on left Lady on left   See fewer
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Doris Hare
May Pant May Pant   See fewer
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Wally Patch
Customer Customer   See fewer
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Dennis Arundell
Clergyman [bit] Clergyman [bit]   See fewer
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Miles Malleson
Old gentleman on punt Old gentleman on punt   See fewer
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Grace Arnold
Mrs. Rusper (uncredited) Mrs. Rusper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frith Banbury
Gold-Spectacled Young Man (uncredited) Gold-Spectacled Young Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Timothy Bateson
Apprentice (uncredited) Apprentice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyndon Brook
Shop Assistant (uncredited) Shop Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Alexander Chapman
Mr. Boomer (uncredited) Mr. Boomer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Peggy Ann Clifford
Mother (uncredited) Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ford
Apprentice (uncredited) Apprentice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cameron Hall
Mr. Podger (uncredited) Mr. Podger (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Levin
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ling
Mr. Chuffles (uncredited) Mr. Chuffles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lollie May
Student (uncredited) Student (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernest Metcalfe
Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Murray
Father (uncredited) Father (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neville Phillips
Apprentice (uncredited) Apprentice (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frederick Piper
Mr. Wintershed (uncredited) Mr. Wintershed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Platt
Mr. Gambell (uncredited) Mr. Gambell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Ripper
Third Store Employee Carrying Packages (uncredited) Third Store Employee Carrying Packages (uncredited)   See fewer
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Muriel Russell
Betsy (uncredited) Betsy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ian Wilson
Mr. Clamp (uncredited) Mr. Clamp (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 473 votes