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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 ...
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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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The dialogue includes early mention of the Channel Tunnel after Hildebrand Pope has a rough channel crossing on the ferry. The Channel Tunnel had been proposed many times over the years but this mention of it in this 1935 film was one of the earliest on film. The Tunnel was finally opened in May 1994. See more »

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Lazybones
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Music by Hoagy Carmichael
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somewhat disappointing curio
17 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I did never see anything by Powell (nor by longtime collaborator Emeric Pressburger) but I figure I couldn't have a worse start than this one. Technically interesting, but the acting is unbelievably terrible and the supposed jokes diffuse and float away before they have the chance to reach your speakers :-( and that's not due to the lack of music (apart from the begintitles and the endscene). Let's just say Powell needed MORE than 5 years to learn how to handle actors AND sound. Probably interesting for Powell-completists and/or if you can be satisfied with nice cinematography (by Arthur Crabtree) alone. If you want the tape (VHS-PAL) I'll send it over gladly ;-)


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