The Love Match

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The Love Match
"The Love Match" (1955).jpg
British quad poster
Directed by David Paltenghi
Produced by Maclean Rogers
Written by Geoffrey Orme (screenplay)
Glenn Melvyn (additional dialogue)
Based on play The Love Match by Glenn Melvyn
Starring Arthur Askey
Music by Wilfred Burns
Cinematography Arthur Grant
Edited by Joseph Sterling
Beaconsfield Productions
Group 3
Release date
February 1955
Running time
85 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £174,991 (UK) [1]

The Love Match is a 1955 British black and white comedy film directed by David Paltenghi and starring Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Thora Hird and Shirley Eaton.[2] Two football-mad railway engine drivers are desperate to get back in time to see a match. It was based on the 1953 play by Glenn Melvyn, one of the stars of the film.[3] A TV spin-off series Love and Kisses, appeared later in 1955.[4]



Box Office[edit]

According to the National Film Finance Corporation, the film made a comfortable profit.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide noted a "highly enjoyable farce";[6] while Britmovie called it a "boisterous Lancashire comedy with a rapid succession of old jokes."[7]


  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p504
  2. ^ "The Love Match (1955)". BFI. 
  3. ^ "The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film". 
  4. ^ "Love And Kisses (Cast)". 
  5. ^ U.S. MONEY BEHIND 30% OF BRITISH FILMS: Problems for the Board of Trade The Manchester Guardian (1901-1959) [Manchester (UK)] 04 May 1956: 7
  6. ^ "The Love Match". 
  7. ^ "The Love Match". 

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