1972 Nearest and Dearest

Nearest and Dearest – 1972

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 


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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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.

Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection