|Once Upon a Dream|
|Directed by||Ralph Thomas|
|Produced by||Antony Darnborough|
|Screenplay by||Patrick Kirwan|
& Victor Katona
|Story by||Val Guest|
|Music by||Arthur Wilkinson|
|Cinematography||Jack E. Cox|
|Edited by||Jean Barker|
|Distributed by||General Film Distributors (UK)|
The film is a comedy and a social commentary on the period and is set just after World War II.
An officer's wife has a romantic dream about her husband's man (servant) and comes to believe it is true. Meanwhile, the husband has asked his servant to help him, after the war, to suggest ways to ignite the romance he and his wife had before the war, as well as find a way to make money in a post-war economy. Misdirection and misunderstandings ensue.
Ralph Thomas was head of the trailer department for the Rank Film Organisation. He had made a number of trailers for producer Sydney Box, including one for the film Miranda (1948) which Box liked. "He was particularly taken with it," said Thomas. When the original director for Once Upon a Dream fell ill, Box offered Thomas the chance to direct. It was on this film that Thomas met Box's sister Betty, who would go on to make over 20 films with Thomas.
By 1953 the film earned a net revenue of £79,000.
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