Under New Management

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Under New Management
"Under New Management" (1946 film).jpg
Directed by John E. Blakeley
Produced by John E. Blakeley
Written by Story And Scenario:
Roney Parsons
Anthony Toner
Comedy Sequences devised & arranged by:
Arthur Mertz
Starring Nat Jackley
Norman Evans
Dan Young
Betty Jumel
Nicolette Roeg
Music by Percival Mackey
Cinematography Geoffrey Faithfull
Edited by V. Sagovsky
Distributed by Butcher's Film Service (U.K.)
Release date
25 May 1946 (U.K.)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Under New Management is a 1946 British comedy film directed by John E. Blakeley and starring Nat Jackley, Norman Evans and Dan Young.[1] A chimney sweep inherits a hotel and calls on a number of ex-army friends to staff it. It was one of a number of films at the time dealing with the contemporary issue of demobilisation following the end of the Second World War.[2] It is also known by the alternative title of Honeymoon Hotel.[3]


Chimney sweep Joe (Norman Evans) inherits a dilapidated hotel which, with the help of former army chums as staff, he starts to turn around. A pair of devious property developers however, attempt to buy the hotel from him, knowing that the land is due to be redeveloped, and to increase in value when an airport is built nearby.


  • Nat Jackley - Nat
  • Norman Evans - Joe Evans
  • Dan Young - Dan
  • Betty Jumel - Betty
  • Nicolette Roeg - Brenda Evans
  • Cavan O'Connor - the Strolling Vagabond
  • Michael Taylor - Reg Allen
  • Tony Dalton - Tony
  • Marianne Lincoln - Marianne
  • Bunty Meadows - Bunty
  • Lynda Ross - Speciality Act
  • John Rorke - Father Flannery
  • Aubrey Mallalieu - John Marshall
  • G.H. Mulcaster - William Barclay
  • Babs Valerie - Bride
  • Hay Petrie - Bridegroom
  • Lily Lapidus - an Hotel Guest
  • Gordon McLeod - Mr. Allen
  • Joss Ambler - Hotel Manager
  • David Keir - Colonel
  • John Allen - Norman Wade
  • Dick Beamish - Hotel Servant
  • Arthur Wollum - Hotel Servant
  • Donovan Octette - Speciality Act
  • Mendel's Female Sextette - Speciality Act
  • Percival Mackey Orchestra - Themselves



  • Mundy, John. The British musical film. Manchester University Press, 2007.

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