The Love Lottery

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The Love Lottery
"The Love Lottery" (1954).jpg
Directed by Charles Crichton
Produced by Monja Danischewsky
Written by Harry Kurnitz
Monja Danischewsky (additional dialogue and scenes)
Based on story by Charles Neilson-Terry and Zelma Bramley Moore
Starring David Niven
Peggy Cummins
Anne Vernon
Herbert Lom
Music by Benjamin Frankel
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Edited by Seth Holt
Distributed by Ealing Studios
Release dates
January 1954 (UK)
Running time
89 min.
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Love Lottery (1954) is an Ealing Studios comedy film, directed by Charles Crichton and starring David Niven. The film examines celebrity and fan worship with an international setting including Lake Como, ambitious dream sequences, and a cameo appearance by Humphrey Bogart.[1]


A celluloid heart-throb, who is haunted by dreams and hounded by fans, is coerced into taking part in a lottery to find a wife.[2]


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide gave the film two out of four stars, calling it a "clever British satire on the Hollywood star system." [3]


  1. ^ "The Love Lottery". 
  2. ^ "The Love Lottery". BFI. 
  3. ^ "The Love Lottery". 

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