You Lucky People

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You Lucky People
"You Lucky People" (1955).jpg
DVD cover
Directed by Maurice Elvey
Produced by David Dent
Written by Anthony Verney
Tommy Trinder
Based on story by Maurice Harrison
Sidney Nelson
Starring Tommy Trinder
Mary Parker
Dora Bryan
Music by Edwin Astley
Cinematography Gordon Dines
Edited by Robert Jordan Hill
David Dent Productions (as Advance)
Distributed by Adelphi Films (UK)
Release date
Running time
79 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

You Lucky People is a 1955 British comedy film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Tommy Trinder, Mary Parker and Dora Bryan.[1] Originally titled Get Fell In, the film was renamed to match Trinder's familiar catchphrase.[2] It was shot in a rival French process to CinemaScope, called 'CameraScope', with the attendant publicity describing "the first feature to be made with an anamorphic lens in black and white! It's a camerascoop!".[3][2]


An intake of civilian reservists arrive at army camp to do their two weeks refresher training.

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TV Guide wrote, "other than an occasional laugh, it's hard to find much worth recommending in this farce on British army life" ; [4] while BFI Screenonline describes how the film did steady business on its release, with Kine Weekly writing, "expertly handled by (Elvey) the doyen of English work hearty, gags both time honoured and topical and staging generous." [2]


  1. ^ BFI | Film & TV Database | YOU LUCKY PEOPLE! (1955). (2009-04-16). Retrieved on 2011-12-02.
  2. ^ a b c "BFI Screenonline: You Lucky People! (1955)". 
  3. ^ John Reid (15 May 2004). Cinemascope One: Stupendous In 'scope. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-4116-0740-8. Retrieved 2 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "You Lucky People". 

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