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The History of Mr. Polly [DVD] [1949]

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    The History of Mr. Polly
    H. G. Wells' non-fantasy efforts have, with the exception of Kipps, proven traditionally difficult to transfer to film. History of Mr. Polly occasionally suffers from too-close fidelity to its Wellsian source; one wishes that adaptor/director Anthony Pelissier could have "opened up" the story a bit more. Still, the film is impeccably cast: particularly good is John Mills as Alfred Polly, whose efforts to make a go in the business world continually come acropper. A humble draper's clerk, Polly is profoundly affected by a variety of personal relationships, most notably with colorful Uncle Jim (Finlay Currie) and his nagging wife Miriam (Betty Ann Davies). Ultimately, he finds happiness in an even humbler pursuit than the drapery business. Star John Mills' daughter Juliet shows up in a very minor role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • John Mills
      John Mills - Alfred Polly
    • Sally Ann Howes
      Sally Ann Howes - Cristabel
    • Finlay Currie
      Finlay Currie - Uncle Jim
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      Betty Ann Davies - Miriam
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      Diana Churchill - Annie



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