Ealing comedy directed by Charles Frend. Twm and Dai Jones (Meredith Edwards and Donald Houston), two brothers from a small mining village in Wales, win a coal-cutting competition and set off for London to claim their prize. There, the rural innocents are supposed to be escorted by newspaper reporter Mr Whimple (Alex Guinness), but they fail to make the rendezvous and instead get into various scrapes including a long pub crawl that ends up in a pawn shop and being taken for a ride by a pretty con woman, Jo (Moira Lister).
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Brothers Dai and Twn are a pair of country boys from Wales who win a trip to London to see a publicized football match between the Welsh and English teams. Upon arriving in the big city, however, the two are separated and must find one another in time for the match. Unfortunately, both are beset by the temptations of the city--women, booze, and the promise of fame. A RUN FOR YOUR MONEY uses the commonplace dichotomy between the innocence of the country and the corruption of the city in Ealing's droll comic tradition. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, ...A Run for Your Money