Once Upon a Dream (1949 film)

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Once Upon a Dream is a 1949 British comedy romance film directed by Ralph Thomas in his debut and starring Googie Withers, Griffith Jones, Guy Middleton, and Maurice Denham

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes


The film is a comedy and a social commentary on the period and is set just after World War II.

An officer's wife has a romantic dream about her husband's man (servant) and comes to believe it is true. Meanwhile the husband has asked his servant to help him, after the war, to suggest ways to ignite the romance he and his wife had before the war, as well as find a way to make money in a post-war economy. Misdirection and misunderstandings ensue.

It was a J. Arthur Rank presentation, a Sydney Box production and was released through General Film Distributors Ltd.



  • Screenplay by Patrick Kirwan and Victor Katona
  • Based on an original story by Val Guest
  • Music composed by Arthur Wilkinson, played by London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Hollingsworth
  • "Time & Time Again" by Eric Maschwitz, music by Manning Sherwin
  • Produced by Antony Darnborough
  • Production controller - Arthur Alcott
  • Associate producer - Alfred Roome
  • Director of photography - Jack Cox
  • Camera operator - Len Harris
  • Supervising art director - George Provis
  • Art director - Cedric Dawe
  • Production manager - H. Attwooll
  • Editor - Jean Barker
  • Assistant director - George Mills
  • Make-up - John Wilcox
  • Dress designer - Julie Harris
  • Recordists - Desmond Dew and Chas. Knott (Western Electric Recording)

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