Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary?

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Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary?
Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? FilmPoster.jpeg
Cover of - Bfi DVD release of film
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by David Dent
Written by Talbot Rothwell
Vivian Tidmarsh (play)
Starring Bonar Colleano
Diana Dors
David Tomlinson
Diana Decker
Music by W.L. Trytel
Cinematography Phil Grindrod
Edited by Lito Carruthers
Distributed by Adelphi Films
Associated Artists Productions
Release date
  • 22 September 1953 (1953-09-22)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? is a 1953 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey. The film was based on Vivian Tidmarsh's play by the same name.


When US Navy airman Commander Laurie Vining takes up his new posting in London with his new wife Gillian he has no idea that his first wife Candy Markham will turn up and threaten his martial bliss by claiming they are still married. Faithful confidant Hank Hanlon continually stirs things up and tries to keep order. Other lives that are changed forever by the intervention include lawyer Frank Betterton.



This light comedy romp with screenplay by Talbot Rothwell (who went on to write 20 Carry On films) attracted an "A" certification in 1953.

The play was still being presented in London’s West End starring Brian Rix in the mid 1960s.

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