It's a Wonderful World (1956 film)

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It's a Wonderful World

Original British 1-sheet poster
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by George Minter
Written by Val Guest
Starring Terence Morgan
George Cole
Mylène Demongeot
Kathleen Harrison
Music by Robert Farnon
Cinematography Wilkie Cooper
Edited by John Pomeroy
Distributed by Renown Pictures
Release dates
28 August 1956
Running time
89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

It's a Wonderful World is a 1956 British musical film directed by Val Guest and starring Terence Morgan, George Cole, Mylène Demongeot (listed in the opening credits as Mylène Nicole) and Kathleen Harrison.[1] It was made at Shepperton Studios.[2] Songs include: Rosanne, When You Came Along, Girls! Girls! Girls! (Ted Heath, Moira Heath), A Few Kisses Ago (Robert Farnon, Val Guest), and The Hawaiian War Chant (Ted Heath)[3]


Two Londoners meet a struggling French singer. They create new songs by playing music backwards, and attributing it to a new avant garde composer. The songs prove to be a huge hit for the young Frenchwoman, and dupe the critics; however she soon begins to catch on to their scam.

Main cast

Jon Pertwee played an uncredited role as the conductor.

Critical reception

Allmovie wrote, "director Val Guest manages to extract new laughs out of such old setpieces as showing a snobbish audience being gradually won over by pop music. The principal attraction of It's a Wonderful World - to modern viewers at least, is the presence of Ted Heath, whose screen appearances were all too few and far between."[4]


  1. "It's a Wonderful World (1956)". IMDb. 13 November 2014.
  2. "It's a Wonderful World (1956) - BFI". BFI.
  3. "It's A Wonderful World". TV Guide.
  4. "It's a Wonderful World (1956) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie.

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