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Car of Dreams (1935)

| Comedy | 1935 (UK)
A pretty young factory worker is window-shopping at a Rolls-Royce dealership, and dreamily mentions that she would love to have a car like that. The son of the factory's owner happens to be... See full summary »

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Robert Miller
Norah Howard ...
Anne Fisher
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Henry Butterworth
Mark Lester ...
Miller Senr.
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Jack Hobbs ...
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Hay Plumb ...
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A pretty young factory worker is window-shopping at a Rolls-Royce dealership, and dreamily mentions that she would love to have a car like that. The son of the factory's owner happens to be there and, falling for her, winds up buying the car for her. He doesn't tell her who he is, but he doesn't know that she is one of his father's employees. Complications ensue. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Henry Butterworth: You lied to that lady!
Anne Fisher: And a good job too.
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Remake of Meseautó (1934) See more »

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Do a Little Good to Someone
Music by Mischa Spoliansky (as M. Spolianski)
Lyrics by Frank Eyton
Sung by Norah Howard
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A Rolls Royce To Court My Lady
11 May 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Likable young John Mills plays a part in Car Of Dreams that Cary Grant would perfect over in American films. In one of his earliest films Mills plays the rich young owner's son of a store that sells all kinds of musical instruments. A rather dreamy young woman played by Grete Mosheim starts working at the store, but she doesn't meet him quite yet.

Grete loves to windowshop and dream of things that she can't afford and when she's in a Rolls Royce dealer's shop Mills is there and they take a test spin. Later on though her world gets turned upside down when the car arrives at her family's all paid for. Imagine having enough money to just plunk down and pay for a Rolls right up front. The Rolls Royce wasn't quite the expensive status symbol it later became, still it was a mark of prosperity especially in those Depression years.

Not only does he buy the car for her, but Mills assigns himself the role of chauffeur. He wants to see if she really loves him for himself or his dad's bankroll.

Car Of Dreams is yet another one of those rich boy meets girl from other side of the tracks that's a universally popular theme. It has a musical score and we get to hear John Mills sing. Mills had a pleasant voice, but Bing Crosby was in no danger. Grete's accent was popping up throughout the film with no real explanation. Robertson Hare was very funny especially trying to teach Grete the proper rhythm to rubber stamp orders.

I'm not sure the musical score was necessary, the film would have been good without it. Car Of Dreams is an entertaining piece of romantic fluff that film audiences loved during those hard times.


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