My Wife's Lodger

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  • 1952
  • 1 hr 20 min
  • 5.0  (104)

Two's company, three's a crowd - a cliché sentiment that is perfectly embodied in the British comedy film, My Wife's Lodger. The movie, released in 1952, follows the life of a middle-aged, hapless husband named Henry Fenton (Dominic Roche), whose mundane existence is suddenly turned on its head when a suave, handsome artist named Charles Raymond (Robert Beatty) becomes his wife's lodger.

Henry is a mild-mannered, soft-spoken man who leads a quiet life with his wife Alice (Olive Sloane) in their small shop in Hammersmith. But when Alice decides to take in a lodger to help with the rent, she chooses Charles, a charming, good-looking artist who soon captures her attention. To make matters worse, Charles also takes an interest in Alice, and the two begin a flirtatious relationship right under Henry's nose.

Although loyally devoted to his wife, Henry is too meek and bumbling to confront his wife or Charles about their behavior. So, instead, he spends his time with his nosy neighbor Mrs. Burgoyne (Eileen Way), who takes a keen interest in his marital troubles and constantly meddles in his affairs.

As Henry tries to keep his life from falling apart, he soon discovers that Charles isn't what he seems. The lodger has more sinister motivations than meets the eye, and Henry must find a way to expose him before he loses everything he holds dear.

The supporting cast in My Wife's Lodger is excellent, especially Diana Dors as a flirtatious barmaid named Dolores. Her dazzling personality and alluring presence add spice and humor to the film. The characters are charmingly portrayed, and the humor is genuinely funny without ever feeling forced or contrived.

The film's direction by Maurice Elvey is well done, and he keeps the story moving at a brisk pace. The cinematography is notable, with excellent location shots of London and the countryside, and the soundtrack is delightful, featuring classic British music of the era.

One of the film's standout sequences is a delightful scene where Henry, Alice, and Charles attend a royal garden party at Buckingham Palace. It's a beautifully shot, glamorous sequence that showcases the film's high production values and adds a touch of class to the proceedings.

At its core, My Wife's Lodger is a delightful, witty comedy that will leave audiences smiling. The film's characters are lovable, despite their flaws, and the situations they find themselves in are both amusing and relatable.

Overall, My Wife's Lodger is a charming British comedy that is well worth watching for anyone looking for laughs and a bit of light-hearted entertainment. With its clever script, excellent cast, and timeless humor, My Wife's Lodger proves to be a timeless classic that is just as enjoyable today as it was back in 1952.

My Wife's Lodger is a 1952 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 20 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    1 hr 20 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (104)