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Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary?1953

Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? (1953)





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Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? never really answers its own question, but has no difficulty delivering laughs in full measure. U.S. officer Laurie Vining (Bonar Colleano) hopes to spend a romantic honeymoon in London with new bride Gillian (Diana Decker). Unfortunately, Vining's former wife Candy (Diana Dors) flounces into view, claiming that their divorce is invalid. Legal advisor Frank Bettertorn (David Tomlinson) is brought in to straighten things out--only to find himself in a compromising position of his own. Based on a play by E. V. Tidmarsh, Is Your Husband Really Necessary was shot in two different versions: the British print permitted audiences a view of Diana Dors in a skimpy bikini, while the American version covered up her ample frame with a nightie.


Diana Decker
as Gillian Vining
David Tomlinson
as Frank Betterton
Diana Dors
as Candy Markham
Bonar Colleano
as Commander Laurie Vining
Sidney James
as Hank Hanlon
Audrey Freeman
as Lucy, the maid
MacDonald Parke
as Adm. Fields
Lou Jacobi
as Capt. Noakes
Warren Stanhope
as Young Lieutenant
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Some good playing from David Tomlinson, as yet another shy, respectable Englishman, and from Diana Dors, responding to the essence of the piece beautifully by exuding 100 per cent sex.

February 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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