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The Perfect Gentleman (1935)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 November 1935 (USA)
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A strait-laced country vicar is very embarrassed by his father's naughty exploits with a lively actress.

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A strait-laced country vicar is very embarrassed by his father's naughty exploits with a lively actress.

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22 November 1935 (USA)  »

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Edward Childs Carpenter's play was written specifically as a stage show for Frank Morgan but was never produced. It was copyrighted 28 January 1929. See more »

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The Keys to Heaven
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Sung by Cicely Courtneidge at the London Music Hall
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Just turn off your brain and enjoy.
27 March 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Frank Morgan plays a pretty typical sort of role--a bombastic ne'er-do-well. Most people love him (especially the ladies) but not everyone---creditors are always at his heels. But he's so full of bluster, promises and charm that people naturally like when they meet. But he's also a burden to his sister and son--who are often left to clean up the messes that he's made. They are exasperated and ready to call it quits.

Oddly, after a long string of failures, when he meets a stage actress (Cicely Courtneidge), the somehow manage to make a success. And, for the first time, Morgan's life is starting to go right and he's starting to make good for all his lies and half-truths. But, in a misunderstanding, he and Courtneidge split up. What's to become of Morgan? While I will quickly admit that the plot in this film is VERY slight, it is nevertheless quite enjoyable. It's a turn off your brain and enjoy sort of movie--with some nice comedy, mostly enjoyable music and lots of upper-class folks going into a dither (which is always fun to watch). For old movie buffs, this is a nice and predictable sort of treat. Others might be a bit less forgiving.


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