A Day to Remember 68 years old

Comedy sailing to a new high!

A Day to Remember

Based on The Hand and the Flower, a novel by Jerrard Tickell, A Day to Remember stars Stanley Holloway as Charley Porter, captain of London darts team. When the team travels to the French town of Boulogne for the annual darts tournament, a good time is had by all--and more besides. Jim Carver one of the team's members, is reunited with a little French girl he'd befriended during the war, who has now developed into a beautiful young woman. And Fred Collins makes a poignant journey to the hotel where he'd honeymooned with his late wife. The film works best as a low-key comedy-drama; it is least successful when it ventures into O. Henry territory and strains for "surprise" story twists. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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A Day to Remember Cast

Name Character
Theodore Bikel He was 30, 91 years old when he died as Henri Dubot
James Hayter He was 47, 75 years old when he died as Fred Collins
Thora Hird She was 43, 91 years old when she died as Mrs. Trott
Brenda De Banzie She was 45, 71 years old when she died as Mrs. Collins
Edward Chapman He was 53, 75 years old when he died as Mr. Robinson
Odile Versois She was 24, 50 years old when she died as Martine Berthier
Bill Owen He was 41, 85 years old when he died as Shorty Sharpe
Marianne Stone She was 32, 87 years old when she died as Doreen, Shorty's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Cyril Chamberlain He was 46, 65 years old when he died as Boarding Card Official on Ferry
Stanley Holloway He was 64, 91 years old when he died as Charley Porter
Shirley Eaton She was 18, now 85 years old as Young Woman on Ferry (uncredited)
Georgette Anys She was 45, 83 years old when she died as Jeanne Sautet (uncredited)
Germaine Delbat She was 51, 84 years old when she died as Madame Berthier (uncredited)
Arthur Hill He was 32, 84 years old when he died as Al
Donald Sinden He was 31, 90 years old when he died as Jim Carver
Peter Jones He was 34, 79 years old when he died as Percy Goodall
Deryck Guyler He was 40, 85 years old when he died as Angry Man in Ferry Queue (uncredited)
Vernon Gray He was 25, now 94 years old as Marvin
Lily Kann She was 61, 84 years old when she died as Martine's Grandmother
George Coulouris He was 51, 85 years old when he died as Foreign Legion Captain
Meredith Edwards He was 37, 81 years old when he died as Bert Tripp
John Glyn-Jones He was 45, 87 years old when he died as Harris
Marcel Poncin as Baptiste Sautet
Robert le Béal as Monsieur Berthier (uncredited)
Peggy Ann Clifford She was 37, 80 years old when she died as Large Lady in Station Crowd (uncredited)
Harry Fowler He was 28, 85 years old when he died as Stan Harvey
Hal Osmond He was 51, 57 years old when he died as Large Lady's Husband
Judith Furse She was 43, 62 years old when she died as Lady in Charge of Party (uncredited)
Andreas Malandrinos He was 66, 81 years old when he died as French Café Owner (uncredited)
Fred Griffiths He was 81, 120 years old when he died as Barman on Ferry
Harold Lang He was 34, 64 years old when he died as Stan's Accomplice (uncredited)
Patricia Raine as May
Joan Rice She was 23, 66 years old when she died as Vera Mitchell

A Day to Remember Crew

Name Department
Ralph Thomas as Director. He was 39 (85) years old when He died Directing
Ernest Steward as Director of Photography. He was 44 (79) years old when He died Camera
Yvonne Caffin as Costume Design. She was 50 (81) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
Robin Estridge as Writer. He was 34 (81) years old when He died Writing
Gerald Thomas as Editor. He was 34 (72) years old when He died Editing
Clifton Parker as Original Music Composer. He was 50 (83) years old when He died Sound
Maurice Carter as Art Direction. He was 21 (23) years old when He died Art
Denis Holt as Production Manager. Production
Arthur Alcott as Production Manager. He was 59 (91) years old when He died Production
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A Day to Remember (68 years)

Comedy sailing to a new high!

  • Release day: Tuesday, November 10, 1953
  • Runtime: 92 minutes