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

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Lazybones
(uncredited)
Music by Hoagy Carmichael
Played over main and end titles
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somewhat disappointing curio
17 July 2001 | by (Amsterdam, Netherlands) – 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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