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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Complete credited cast:
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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 Wroxbury - 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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Merle Oberon's first credited film role. See more »

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When Birdie approaches his twin daughters after giving them his marriage consent, a large shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the wall above and behind him. See more »

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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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Korda's first British film
29 March 2014 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Korda had gone from Hungary to the US before landing on these shores.In this first film we see the early London Films logo and much of the trademark signs of Kordas films.It is no surprise that this his first British film is concerned with manners of the British aristocracy much the same as his penultimate film as a director "An Ideal Gentleman".The most impressive part of the film though is the beginning where the news of Vesuvius erupting and killing thousands of people is displaced from the front page by news of social happenings with the undercurrent of a chorus.It feels like Korda is digging with sly humour at the aristocracy.This is really a rather amusing film and at 76 minutes was clearly designed to qualify for the quota requirements.


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