6.0/10
46
7 user 3 critic

The March Hare (1956)

Not Rated | | Comedy | April 1956 (UK)
Sir Charles Hare, a young Irish baronet, gambles his all on one of his horses at Ascot. But the horse is 'pulled', and Sir Charles is forced to sell his Irish estate. His aunt, however, has some surprises in store for him.
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A demobbed serviceman finds that his village has fallen on hard times. With the help of family, friends and the villagers he enters his boat in a yacht race. Winning will mean orders for new boats and life for the village.

Director: Frank Worth
Stars: Don Sharp, Edwin Richfield, Terry Everett
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An English playboy gentleman is broke when he inherits London's leading dress store in the posh Mayfair district. Instead of selling it for cash, he enters the business of "rags" for riches and romance.

Director: Herbert Wilcox
Stars: Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Peter Graves
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A woman has been sentenced to death by hanging. Her cousin believes she is innocent and he works against time to prove it before she is executed.

Director: Wolf Rilla
Stars: Dennis Price, Rona Anderson, Ronald Howard
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

John Wilson is troubled with pain and and an inability to sleep. He tries to light the gas-fire and seeks help from another lodger, artist Nicholas, who is spending the night with his model... See full summary »

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Bernard Lee, Richard Attenborough, Donald Houston
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A drunken, abusive tavern-keeper's adulterous wife uses the backward son of a rigid, puritanical pharmacist who makes his entire family miserable.

Director: Robert Hamer
Stars: Mervyn Johns, Mary Merrall, Gordon Jackson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Land girls unmask black marketeers.

Director: Philip Brandon
Stars: Ethel Revnell, Gracie West, Lesley Osmond
White Fire (1953)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

American Gregor Stevens arrives in London searching for his brother who, unknown to him, has been convicted of a murder and is within three days of being executed. He meets Yvonne Durante, ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Scott Brady, Mary Castle, John Blythe
No Trace (1950)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When crime-writer Robert Southley finds his well-healed London lifestyle threatened by blackmail from a former American criminal associate he murders him. He is surprised when a Scotland ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Dinah Sheridan, John Laurie
Certificate: GP Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Harold Pelham encounters a duplicate of himself in the aftermath of a car crash. After that moment, his life is upset.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Roger Moore, Hildegard Neil, Alastair Mackenzie
Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a local cycle club, invite a couple of new members to join them, little do the club realise, that they will soon be involved in a couple of illegal bookmakers putting the squeeze on ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Smart
Stars: John McCallum, Honor Blackman, Patrick Holt
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women. He then meets and falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Huntington
Stars: Eric Portman, Dulcie Gray, Derek Farr
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Cummins ... Pat McGuire
Terence Morgan ... Sir Charles Hare
Martita Hunt ... Lady Anne
Cyril Cusack ... Lazy Mangan
Wilfrid Hyde-White ... Col. Keene
Derrick De Marney ... Capt. Marlow
Charles Hawtrey ... Fisher
Maureen Delaney Maureen Delaney ... Bridget
Ivan Samson Ivan Samson ... Hardwicke
MacDonald Parke MacDonald Parke ... Maguire
Peter Swanwick Peter Swanwick ... Nils Svenson
Charles Wade Charles Wade ... Tim Doughty
John Gilbert John Gilbert ... Connor
Fred Johnson ... Joe Duffy
Bernard Rook Bernard Rook ... Slater
Edit

Storyline

Sir Charles Hare, a young Irish baronet, gambles his all on one of his horses at Ascot. But the horse is 'pulled', and Sir Charles is forced to sell his Irish estate. His aunt, however, has some surprises in store for him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1956 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

County Mayo, Ireland

Company Credits

Production Co:

B & A Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the opening commentary, it is stated that Royal Ascot takes place in July. It takes place in June and begins the Tuesday week following the Derby, which is always run in the first week of June. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sunny, whimsical comedy
30 May 2015 | by wilvramSee all my reviews

The story of Sir Charles Hare - Terence Morgan - Irish baronet, horse-owner and gambler, who loses everything save one foal. This is trained by the eccentric Lazy Mangan, including a visit to the Queen of the Fairies... Charles is also in pursuit of a new 'filly' Pat Maguire, an American heiress.

Only mildly amusing, but with a sunny charm, this was a film for all the family, as they used to say. Others might cite it as typifying the bland and conservative fare served up by British studios for most of the Fifties. In CinemaScope, it is superbly photographed by Jack Hildyard in Eastman Colour, with likable characters, not least the always welcome Peggy Cummins' Pat, though she doesn't sound as if she's been anywhere near the U.S. Her father here, Canadian, MacDonald Parke, almost always played Americans in British films, most notably Doc in NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH. Terence Morgan seems more comfortable as the genial Sir Charles than he sometimes did in his more familiar role as a villain. Martita Hunt, much less imperious than usual, is fun as the kindly Lady Anne, but the best performance comes from Cyril Cusack, making the potentially irritating booze-and-blarney soaked Mangan, so engaging and amiable.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed