Room in the House

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Room in the House
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by Alfred Shaughnessy
Written by Alfred Shaughnessy
Based on play Bless This House by Eynon Evans
Starring Patrick Barr
Hubert Gregg
Marjorie Rhodes
Music by Edwin Astley
Cinematography Gerald Gibbs
Edited by Robert Jordan Hill (as Robert Hill)
Distributed by Monarch Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
July 1955 (UK)
Running time
74 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Room in the House is a 1955 comedy-drama film directed by Maurice Elvey.[1] The film's screenplay, by Alfred Shaughnessy, is based on Eynon Evans's play Bless This House.[2] The film was produced by Alfred Shaughnessy for Act Films Ltd.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

Ageing widow Betsy Richards stays with each of her three sons in turn, to find out who she'd prefer to spend the rest of her days with. When her favorite, Hugh, leaves for America, she becomes distressed. Finally, the sons rally round and buy Betsy her own cottage in the village.

Cast and characters[edit]

Actor/Actress Role
Patrick Barr Jack Richards
Hubert Gregg Hugh Richards
Marjorie Rhodes Betsy Richards
Leslie Dwyer Benji Pugh
Rachel Gurney Mary
Margaret Anderson Christine
Josephine Griffin Julia
Helen Shingler Ethel
Anthony Marlowe David Richards


  1. ^ "Room in the House (1955)". BFI. 
  2. ^ "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". 
  3. ^ Action! Fifty Years in the Life of a Union. Published: 1983 (UK). Publisher: ACTT. ISBN 0 9508993 0 5. ACT Films Limited - Ralph Bond p81 (producer listed as Alfred Shaughnessy)

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