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The Love Match

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The Love Match
"The Love Match" (1955).jpg
British quad poster
Directed byDavid Paltenghi
Written byGeoffrey Orme (screenplay)
Glenn Melvyn (additional dialogue)
Based onplay The Love Match by Glenn Melvyn
Produced byMaclean Rogers
StarringArthur Askey
CinematographyArthur Grant
Edited byJoseph Sterling
Music byWilfred Burns
Beaconsfield Productions
Group 3
Distributed byBritish Lion Films
Release date
February 1955
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£174,991 (UK) [1]

The Love Match is a 1955 British black and white comedy film directed by David Paltenghi and starring Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Thora Hird and Shirley Eaton.[2] A football-mad railway engine driver and his fireman are desperate to get back in time to see a match. It was based on the 1953 play by Glenn Melvyn, one of the stars of the film.[3] A TV spin-off series Love and Kisses, appeared later in 1955.[4]



Box Office

According to the National Film Finance Corporation, the film made a comfortable profit.[5][6]

Critical reception

TV Guide noted a "highly enjoyable farce";[7] while Britmovie called it a "boisterous Lancashire comedy with a rapid succession of old jokes."[8]


  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p504
  2. ^ "The Love Match (1955)". BFI. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009.
  3. ^ Goble, Alan (8 September 2011). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. ISBN 9783110951943.
  4. ^ "Love And Kisses (Cast)".
  5. ^ U.S. MONEY BEHIND 30% OF BRITISH FILMS: Problems for the Board of Trade The Manchester Guardian 4 May 1956: 7
  6. ^ Harper, Sue; Porter, Vincent (2003). British Cinema of The 1950s The Decline of Deference. Oxford University Press USA. p. 29.
  7. ^ "The Love Match".
  8. ^ "The Love Match".

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