Davy (film)

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Directed by Michael Relph
Starring Ron Randell
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) 1958
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget $458,000[1]
Box office $305,000[1]

Davy is a 1958 British comedy-drama film directed by Michael Relph and starring Harry Secombe, Alexander Knox and Ron Randell.[2] It was the last comedy to be made by Ealing Studios and had the distinction of being the first British film in Technirama.


A young entertainer is conflicted over the chance of a big break. He has to decide whether to remain with his family's music hall act or to go solo. An audition scene at Covent Garden includes an especially fine rendition of Puccini's Nessun Dorma by Secombe, who, while known mainly as a comedian, had a fine tenor voice, and Mozart's Voi Che Sapete performend by Adele Leigh.



According to MGM records the film earned only $40,000 in the US and Canada and $265,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $279,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ http://ftvdb.bfi.org.uk/sift/title/30792

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