Young man fights off attempts to marry him off to a series of available girls. Intersting glimpses of London in 1930.

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Reggie Buckley Candysshe - Marquis of Buckminster
George Grossmith ...
Birdie Wroxbury - Earl of Stokeshire
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John Hopkins aka Bimbo
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Lady Mary Rose Wroxbury
Joan Gardner ...
Lady Rose Mary Wroxbury
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Miss Hutchinson
Lady Tree ...
Mrs. Susan Roxbury - Countess of Stokeshire
Kate Cutler ...
Dowager Marchioness of Buckminster
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George Thompson aka Tootles
Morton Selten ...
Major Harry Wroxbury
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Lord Fleet
Laurence Hanray ...
News editor
Diana Napier ...
Mrs. Dryden
Rodolfo Mele ...
The cabaret singer
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Reggie, the impish Marquis of Buckminster, has many friends and is happy with his present bachelor lifestyle. But his grandmother demands that he now get married to one of a few suitable women that she names, and have some children. Two of the women are twin sisters who are friends of his from another aristocratic family, so he visits them, and learns that they already have fiancés but commoners, against their family's wishes. If he can help them to marry the men they want, it will also shorten the list of candidates and maybe help him remain single so Reggie does everything he can to help them. Written by Anonymous

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30 January 1933 (UK)  »

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Earl of Stokeshire: You understand me, Susan? You must tell the girls, I won't have it!
Countess of Stokeshire: Yes, dear, I'll tell them. But, you know, they really never take any notice of what you say...
Earl of Stokeshire: I know nothing of the sort! As their father and the head of this household, I respectfully submit that -
Countess of Stokeshire: [interrupting] That's what I say, you have to.
Earl of Stokeshire: Have to what?
Countess of Stokeshire: Respectfully submit!
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Sort of 'Four Weddings (minus a funeral)'
24 October 2000 | by (Ascot, England) – See all my reviews

Minor London Films comedy, chiefly interesting now because of the number of British actors it features who later went on to greater things. The plot concerns the Marquis of Buckminster (Roland Young), who must marry or be cut out of a rich relative's will. Instead he sets about marrying off all his friends to the eligible girls on his relative's hit-list in an attempt to save himself from such a ghastly fate. Only as the moon sets on the day of his friends' weddings does he finally find himself smitten...

Not as witty nor as farcical as it pretends to be, Young (later Mr Topper) gives a marvellous performance that makes it sort of worthwhile. Other notables include John Loder, Wendy Barrie (of The Saint, Falcon and Sherlock Holmes films), Joan Gardner (later Mrs Zoltan Korda), Maurice Evans (later Dr Zaius in Planet of the Apes) and a stunning Merle Oberon. Something perhaps for an older generation - or those deeply in love with early cinema

  • to savour, but an acquired taste for everybody else.



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