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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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Complete credited cast:
Major Horatio Chatteris
Cicely Courtneidge ...
April Maye
Heather Angel ...
Evelyn Alden
Herbert Mundin ...
Frederick Hitch
Harriet Chatteris
Richard Waring ...
John Chatteris
Henry Stephenson ...
Forrester Harvey ...
Wally Baxton
Mary Forbes ...
Lady Clyffe-Pembrook
Doris Lloyd ...
Edward Cooper ...
Brenda Forbes ...
Penelope - the Maid


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

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vicar | wedding | train | tea | sponger | See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

22 November 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Imperfect Lady  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Aquellos Ojos Verdes (Green Eyes)
Music by Nilo Menendez
Lyrics by Adolfo Utrera
English lyrics by E. Woods and E. Rivera (1941)
Played as dance music at the nightclub and danced by Cicely Courtneidge & Herbert Mundin and other couples
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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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