See How They Run (1955 film)

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See How They Run
"See How They Run" (1955).jpg
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Directed by Leslie Arliss
Produced by Bill Luckwell
Derek Winn
Written by Leslie Arliss
Roy Miller
Val Valentine
Based on the play See How They Run by Philip King
Starring Ronald Shiner
Greta Gynt
James Haytor
Music by John Bath
Cinematography Kenneth Talbot
Edited by Sam Simmonds
Distributed by British Lion Films (UK)
Release date
June 1955 (U.K.)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £123,586 (UK)[1]

See How They Run is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Leslie Arliss, and written by Leslie Arliss, Philip King, Roy Miller and Val Valentine.[2] Produced by Bill Luckwell and Derek Winn for Winwell, the film stars Ronald Shiner as Wally Winton, Greta Gynt, James Hayter and Wilfrid Hyde-White.[3]


In this crazy farce, Cockney corporal Wally Winton (Ronald Shiner) desires promotion so that he can finally receive an inheritance. He dresses up as a priest and goes out one night with Penelope Toop (Greta Gynt), the vicar's attractive blonde wife. To add to the theme of mistaken identity, there are several priests running around, some real, some fake. One of these, Basher (Charles Farrell), is discovered by Winton to be an escaped convict, and is placed under arrest. The corporal is then promoted and becomes eligible for his inheritance.



  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p506
  2. ^ "See How They Run (1955)". 
  3. ^ "See How They Run (1955)". 

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