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Lazybones (1935)

Lazybones is an idle baronet. He hasn't a care in the world until his father cuts him off without a penny. He then meets an American heiress & marries her but finds she has been ... See full summary »

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Sir Reginald Ford
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Kitty McCarthy
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Mike McCarthy
Denys Blakelock ...
Hugh Ford
Mary Gaskell ...
Marjory Ford
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Hildebrand Pope
Pamela Carne ...
Lottie Pope
Bobbie Comber ...
Kemp
Fred Withers ...
Richards
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Bridget
Frank Morgan ...
Tom
Fewlass Llewellyn ...
Lord Brockley
Harold Warrender ...
Lord Melton
Paul Blake ...
Viscount Woodland
Miles Malleson ...
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Lazybones is an idle baronet. He hasn't a care in the world until his father cuts him off without a penny. He then meets an American heiress & marries her but finds she has been disinherited as well. They find even more trouble in the shape of the American's cousin. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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24 June 1935 (UK)  »

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Il pigrone  »

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(RCA Photophone)

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This was made at a time when the studios used to work through the night and the leading actors were both in plays in London. So after their evening performance they would come out to Twickenham to shoot their parts. And the film was about someone who's meant to be idle! See more »

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Featured in Truly, Madly, Cheaply!: British B Movies (2008) See more »

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Lazybones
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Music by Hoagy Carmichael
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Cheap & Cheerful
22 June 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

An example of a "Quota Quickie" - one of the hundreds of low-budget B movies that British studios churned out to receive government funding between 1927-1937.

Making allowances for the financial and time constraints this film was clearly made under (many of the "Quota Quickie" films were shot around the working schedules of actors who were simultaneously engaged in theatrical work), the film still falls a bit short due to a weak script and (unsurprisingly) rather stagy performances by the cast. On the plus side, the film does have quite an engaging plot and rattles along at a cheery pace.

In conclusion, Lazybones is worth viewing for 3 reasons: 1) a fantastic little cameo appearance by the wonderful British character actor Miles Malleson 2) for Michael Powell fans to catch his early directorial work 3) for Alfred Hitchcock fans to realise just how far ahead of the game he was! (The 39 Steps was released in the same year)


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