Just William's Luck (film)

Just William's Luck

Cover of the "making of" book
Directed by Val Guest
Produced by James A. Carter (as James Carter)
Written by Richmal Crompton
Val Guest
Starring William Graham
Garry Marsh
Music by Robert Farnon
Cinematography Leslie Rowson (uncredited)
Edited by Anne Barker
Distributed by United Artists Corporation
Release dates
17 December 1947 (London) (UK)
Running time
92 min.
Language English

Just William's Luck is a 1947 British comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring William Graham, Garry Marsh and Jane Welsh.[1] The film was based on the Just William series of books by Richmal Crompton. Crompton was impressed with the film and wrote a novel Just William's Luck based on the events of the film. The following year a second film William Comes to Town was made.


William and his gang, "The Outlaws" investigate a haunted house.


Critical reception

Radio Times wrote, "while William Graham captures something of the scruffy boisterousness of Richmal Crompton's timeless comic creation, director Val Guest's screenplay smoothes away the rougher edges to produce a sanitised tale of childhood mayhem, suitable for young eyes. The same paternalism dogged the sequel, William at the Circus";[2] while Sky Movies wrote, "it's a lively romp with a jolly knockabout climax in a house that William and his gang of `outlaws' are trying to haunt."[3]


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