A Date with a Dream

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A Date with a Dream
"A Date with a Dream" (1948).jpg
Directed byDicky Leeman
Produced byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Written byRobert S. Baker
Monty Berman
Dicky Leeman
Carl Nystrom
Jeannie Carson
Len Lowe
Bill Lowe
CinematographyMonty Berman
Edited byAnne Barker
Distributed byGrand National Pictures
Release date
  • November 1948 (1948-11)
Running time
55 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

A Date with a Dream is a 1948 British musical comedy film directed by Dicky Leeman and starring Terry-Thomas, Jeannie Carson and Wally Patch.[1] Its plot concerns a wartime group of musical entertainers who meet up a year after being demobbed and decide to reform their act. This was one of Terry-Thomas's earliest films and is reputedly partly based on his own experiences.[2] Terry-Thomas was yet to develop his cad persona and a then little-known Norman Wisdom appears in a very brief, non-speaking role.


When an Army concert party is disbanded after the war, they plan to meet up in a years time for a reunion. When they do they discover that all the various members aren't coping too well with civilian life. Jean, a singer who is staying in the same house as two of the ex-concert party members, suggests that the various members get back together to perform.[3]


Critical reception[edit]

Sky Movies wrote, "a sparkling performance from the young Terry-Thomas and a bright, sassy attitude saves this dated, rather choppy little filler item from the scrapheap of movie history. Worth a look for nostalgia buffs and curio collectors".[4]

A Date With A Dream was the first production of Tempean Films, a production company founded by Monty Berman and Robert S. Baker following their war service. Of the film, Baker later commented, "It didn't make us a penny, but it gave us a good introduction to the film business". Tempean would go on to produce many British B-movies throughout the 1950s and into the early 1960s [5]


  1. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | DATE WITH A DREAM (1948)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ "A Date With A Dream Review". Movies.tvguide.com. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  3. ^ "BFI | Film & TV Database | DATE WITH A DREAM (1948)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Date with a Dream - Sky Movies HD". Skymovies.sky.com. 4 October 2003. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  5. ^ Sothcott, Jonathan (2001). The Flesh And The Fiends (DVD Liner Notes). Image Entertainment. p. 1.

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