Two on the Tiles
Two on the Tiles (1951 film).jpg
British quad poster
Directed byJohn Guillermin
Written byAlec Coppel
Produced byNigel Proudlock
Roger Proudlock
StarringHerbert Lom
CinematographyRay Elton
Edited byRobert Jordan Hill
Music byFrank Spencer
Distributed byGrand National Pictures (UK)
Release date
  • September 1951 (1951-09) (UK)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Two on the Tiles is a 1951 British comedy film directed by John Guillermin and starring Herbert Lom, Hugh McDermott and Brenda Bruce.[1] It was made at the Walton Studios by the independent Vandyke Productions for release as a second feature. It was one of three back-to-back productions Guillermin directed for the company at Walton Studios, along with Smart Alec and Four Days,.[2] It was released in the U.S. as School for Brides.[3]


A married couple both face temptations while separated for a few days. The husband meets an attractive female fellow traveler in Paris while the wife accidentally spends a night aboard a Royal Navy ship with a male friend after she is stranded following a party. Despite knowing the essential innocence of both husband and wife, their sinister new butler uses information about their discretions to demand blackmail payments.



Like Smart Alec is was based on a script by Alec Coppel.[4]

Critical reception

TV Guide gave the film two out of five stars, calling it an "innocuous comedy," but also finding it "enjoyable."[5]


  1. ^ "Two on the Tiles (1951)". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012.
  2. ^ Chibnall & McFarlane p.122-23
  3. ^ "School for Brides (1952) - John Guillermin - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  4. ^ Vagg, Stephen (17 November 2020). "John Guillermin: Action Man". Filmink.
  5. ^ "School For Brides".