Something Money Can't Buy

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Something Money Can't Buy
"Something Money Can't Buy".jpeg
British Quad poster by Dougie Post
Directed by Pat Jackson
Produced by Joseph Janni
Written by Pat Jackson and
J.L. Hodson
Starring Anthony Steel
Patricia Roc
Music by Nino Rota
Cinematography C.M. Pennington-Richards
Edited by Sidney Hayers
Distributed by Vic Films Productions Ltd
Release date
  • 9 July 1952 (1952-07-09)
Running time
83 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £121,000[1]

Something Money Can't Buy is a 1952 British film starring Patricia Roc and Anthony Steel.[2]


Harry and Anne Wilding return to civilian life after service in the army. They have trouble readjusting, and Harry eventually quits his council job and goes into business, selling food from a mobile canteen. Anne becomes jealous of the daughter of Harry's backer. Anne gives up her job to concentrate on her marriage.



The film was a rare comedy role for Steel, who made it immediately prior to shooting The Planter's Wife (1952). It involved Roc returning to London after two years in Paris, where she lived with her French husband. She and Steel had an affair during the making of the movie which resulted in Roc having Steel's baby.[3]


  1. ^ BFI Collections: Michael Balcon Papers H3 reprinted in British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference By Sue Harper, Vincent Porter p 41
  2. ^ "NEW BRITISH COMEDY.". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 3 June 1953. p. 40. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Talking of Films.". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. 13 February 1952. p. 31. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 

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