Room for Two

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This article is about the British film. For the American sitcom, see Room for Two (TV series).
Room for Two
"Room for Two" (1940).jpg
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by Victor Katona
Written by Victor Katona
Gilbert Wakefield
Katherine Strueby
Based on play by Gilbert Wakefield
Starring Frances Day
Vic Oliver
Cinematography Bryan Langley
Edited by Sidney Stone
Victor Katona Productions (as Hurley)
Distributed by Grand National Pictures (U.S.)
Release dates
19 October 1940 (UK)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Room for Two is a 1940 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey.[1] The film was written by Gilbert Wakefield, based on his 1938 stage farce.[2][3]


The story takes place in Venice, where a womanising Englishman Vic Oliver takes a strong interest in a married tourist who is played by Frances Day. Oliver disguises himself in drag and gets himself hired as the Days' maid. When Day's philandering husband, played by Basil Radford, shows up, the fun starts.


Critical reception[edit]

Allmovie wrote, "when Day's philandering hubby Basil Radford comes home, the laughs start rolling in." [3]


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