The Adelphi Collection
IS YOUR HONEYMOON REALLY NECESSARY + MY WIFE'S LODGER (DVD + Blu-ray)
Films by Maurice Elvey
A delicious double-dose of effervescent vintage comedy starring Britain's blondest bombshell, the one-and-only Diana Dors, at her saucy best.
Is Your Honeymoon Necessary sees US army airman Laurie Vining hankering after a little rest and recreation with his new bride, when his gorgeous ex, Candy (Diana Dors), arrives insisting they're still man and wife. Wisecracking co-pilot Hank Hanlon (Sid James) and girl-shy lawyer Frank Betterton (David Tomlinson) try to lend a hand but Laurie's troubles have only just begun...
My Wife's Lodger finds hapless soldier Willie Higginbottom (Dominic Roche) hoping for a hero's welcome when he returns home after the war. But, while he was away, shifty spiv Roger the Lodger (Leslie Dwyer) got his arms around his wife and his feet under the table, and now Willie's ditzy daughter (Diana Dors) only wants to sing, dance and jitterbug!
With striking new transfers taken from the original negatives preserved at the BFI National Archive, both films are made available here for the first time and come with a lavish fully illustrated 30-page booklet featuring essays and original promotional materials.
UK | 1953 + 1952 | black and white | English language, with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 79 minutes + 79 minutes | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1
Disc 1: BD50 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit)
Disc 2: DVD9 | PAL | PCM mono audio (48k/16-bit)
Region Free Blu-ray
Region 0 PAL DVD