To Dorothy a Son
|To Dorothy a Son|
U.S. half sheet poster
|Directed by||Muriel Box|
Roger MacDougall (play)
|Music by||Lambert Williamson|
H. A. R. Thomson
|Edited by||Alfred Roome|
|Distributed by||British Lion Films|
|Box office||£104,557 (UK)|
To Dorothy a Son is a 1954 British comedy film directed by Muriel Box and starring Shelley Winters, John Gregson and Peggy Cummins. It is known in the U.S. as Cash on Delivery, and is based on a play by Roger MacDougall. In order to earn a large inheritance, an American woman travels to Britain to prevent her ex-husband having any more children.
- Shelley Winters – Myrtle La Mar
- John Gregson – Tony Rapallo
- Peggy Cummins – Dorothy Rapallo
- Wilfrid Hyde-White – Mr. Starke
- Mona Washbourne – Mid Wife Appleby.
- Hal Osmond – Livingstone Potts
- Hartley Power – Cy Daniel
- Maurice Kaufmann – Elmer the Pianist
- John Warren – Waiter
- Fred Berger – Furrier
- Dorothy Bramhall – Starke's secretary
- Nicholas Parsons – Passport Official
- Ronald Adam – Parsons
- Martin Miller – Brodcynsky
- Alfie Bass – Cab Driver
- Anthony Oliver – Express Reporter
- Joan Sims – Telephone Operator
- Aubrey Mather – Dr. Cameron
- Meredith Edwards – Carter
- Marjorie Rhodes – Landlady
TV Guide described the film as "a time-zone comedy, with Winters leading a British cast to give the film US appeal...None of it is terribly interesting" ; whereas The New York Times wrote, "BELIEVE it or not, the running time of a stork determines the heir or heiress to $2,000,000 in Cash on Delivery, a bright, British farce that was fun on delivery at the Little Carnegie yesterday...Shelley Winters, as Myrtle, is in one of those made-to-order roles. John Gregson, as Tony, and Peggy Cummins, as Dorothy, are fine. And Mona Washbourne makes a delightfully tart nurse. Deliver yourself to the Little Carnegie. You'll have a good time." 
- "Cash on Delivery: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p 504
- "To Dorothy, A Son (1954)". BFI.
- "Cash On Delivery". TVGuide.com.
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