WHAT EVERY WOMAN WANTS (1954)

GB
1954
1hr 26mins
Dir: Maurice Elvey
Starring: Brian Rix and Brenda de Banzie

A newly married couple have to live with the wifes parents and extended family in a small overcrowded house

This┬ácomedy was based on the play Relations Are Best Apart by Edwin Lewis but should not be confused with the other British comedy film of the same name that was released in 1962. This 1954 version features some lovely shots of industrial steam at work in the east London docks. There is a shot of an 0-6-0ST shunting wagons in the yard at Tidal Basin plus a scene filmed beside North Woolwich Road with a mixed freight running along the Silvertown Tramway. Finally, there is the by now familiar panoramic view of a foundry where at least five small industrial saddle tank locos are visible. This shot first appeared in The Man in the White Suit (1951) and later in I’m All Right Jack (1959) but the location is not yet known.

The industrial location also seen in The Man in the White Suit (1951) and I’m All Right Jack (1959)