Made in Heaven Film Details
Overview: A young couple enter the Dunmow Flitch Trial, in which a side of bacon can be won if a couple do not regret their marriage after a year, but the arrival of an attractive new housemaid throws everything into chaos.
Review: At first I thought I was looking at a Disney live-action movie. There were the bright colors and David Tomlinson in a bowler hat (looking unaccountably like Donald O’Connor). But, no, it’s a J. Arthur Rank film directed by the reliable Paddy Carstairs. Tomlinson is married to Petulia Clark and living with his folks, and waiting for their house to be built. It’s a fairly idyllic situation in which they’re up to be awarded a flitch of bacon at the local fair for being a happily married couple, when in comes the home’s new maid from Hungary, Sonja Ziemann, who is very familiar with all the men. For some reason, the lietmotif for the dark-haired beauty is “Aupres de ma Blonde.” In other words, it’s the sort of happy mish-mosh that in the US would be produced by Joe Pasternak for a wholesome, family-friendly effort. In the US, there would be a role for S.Z. Sakall. Here, the equivalent role is taken by A.E. Matthews as Tomlinson’s grandfather. It’s minor and nonsense and forgettable and kills eighty minutes well enough.
Duration: 90 min
Also known as: Made in Heaven,Muß das sein, Fräulein?,Muss das sein Fräulein,Voi, mikä sisäkkö