1973 BBFC Cert. “A”

Nearest & Dearest

On the death of their father, sparring siblings Nellie and Eli Pledge inherit the family pickling factory. Then, their life is complicated by the arrival on the scene of one Vernon Smallpiece, a con-man who pretends to want to marry Nellie, but is really only interested in her inheritance. Comic (?) mayhem ensues.

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Production Details

A Hammer / Granada Special Comedy Presentation
Copyright MCMLXXII Hammer Film Productions Limited – All rights reserved
MPAA Approved Certificate

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional

Westrex Recording System
Made at Pinewood Studios, London, England
Processed at Rank Film Laboratories Limited  86 mins

Filming Began: 10th June 1972
UK Release: 1st June 1973

Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire

Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Blackpool, Lancashire
Southend-on-Sea, Essex

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Cast & Crew

Red = Uncredited

Original Poster
Nearest and Dearest 1973

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There really is not much to say about this film, except that, like “On the Buses”, it is a television spin-off, this time from a Granada TV sitcom. This – unlike “On the Buses” – was not however a box-office success.

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