Quiet Wedding (play)

Frank Lawton and Elizabeth Allan in the original London production

Quiet Wedding is a 1938 comedy play in three acts by the British writer Esther McCracken.[1] A young couple's plans for their wedding are undermined by the constant interruptions of their relatives. A sequel Quiet Weekend was written in 1941 and proved to be even more successful.

Film adaptationsEdit

In 1941 a film adaptation Quiet Wedding was directed by Anthony Asquith, starring Margaret Lockwood, Derek Farr and Marjorie Fielding.[2] A further version appeared in 1958 as Happy Is the Bride, directed by Roy Boulting.[3]

Radio adaptationEdit

Quiet Wedding was presented on Theatre Guild on the Air 3 May 1953. The one-hour adaptation starred Diana Lynn, John Dall, and Jessie Royce Landis.[4]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 6, 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Movie Review - Quiet Wedding - At the Little Carnegie - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com.
  3. ^ "Happy Is the Bride (1958) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
  4. ^ Kirby, Walter (March 15, 1953). "Better Radio Programs for the Week". The Decatur Daily Review. p. 46. Retrieved June 25, 2015 – via Newspapers.com.