The Huggetts Abroad
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Directed byKen Annakin
Written byGerard Bryant
Ted Willis
Story byKeith Campbell
Produced byBetty E. Box
StarringJack Warner
Kathleen Harrison
Susan Shaw
Petula Clark
CinematographyReginald H. Wyer
Edited byGordon Hales
Music byAntony Hopkins
Distributed byGeneral Film Distributors
Release date
May 1949
Running time
89 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom
Box office£113,000 (by 1953)[1]

The Huggetts Abroad is a 1949 British film starring Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Petula Clark and Susan Shaw. It was the final film of The Huggetts. The film was less commercially successful than its predecessors[citation needed]. A sequel, Christmas with the Huggetts, was planned but never made[citation needed].


After Joe Huggett loses his job, the family decide to emigrate to South Africa, travelling via a land route that takes them across Africa. On their journey they become entangled with a diamond smuggler.



Jane Hylton was ill so her part was played by Dinah Sheridan. She was then married to Jimmy Hanley.[2]


  1. ^ Andrew Spicer, Sydney Box Manchester Uni Press 2006 p 211
  2. ^ Barred the course Author: Ian Coster Date: Monday, Oct. 11, 1948 Publication: Daily Mail (London, England) Issue: 16352 p 3