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Writers:
Bruno Frank (play)
James Bridie (Anglo-Scottish version)
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Release Date:
25 February 1938 (USA) See more »
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A local politician in Scotland tries to break the reporter who wrote a negative story about him, and who is also in love with his daughter. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Vivien Leigh ... Victoria 'Vickie' Gow

Rex Harrison ... Frank Burdon
Cecil Parker ... Provost William 'Willie' Gow

Sara Allgood ... Honoria Hegarty

Ursula Jeans ... Lisbet Skirving
Gus McNaughton ... Horace Skirving
Edgar K. Bruce ... McKellar (as Edgar Bruce)
Robert Hale ... Lord Skerryvore
Quentin McPhearson ... Baillie Callender (as Quinton Macpherson)
Arthur Wontner ... Procurator Fiscal
Eliot Makeham ... Sheriff
George Pughe ... Menzies
Arthur Seaton ... Police Sergeant
Cecil Mannering ... Police Constable
Ivor Barnard ... Watkins
Cyril Smith ... Councillor
W.G. Fay ... Michael Cassidy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stuart Hibberd ... News Reader
Mervyn Johns ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Ernest Roberts ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Ian Dalrymple 
Victor Saville 
 
Writing credits
Bruno Frank (play "Sturm im Wasserglas")

James Bridie (Anglo-Scottish version)

Ian Dalrymple  &
Donald Bull 

Produced by
Stanley Haynes .... associate producer
Alexander Korda .... executive producer
Victor Saville .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frederick Lewis  (as Frederic Lewis)
 
Cinematography by
Mutz Greenbaum 
 
Film Editing by
Cyril Randell 
Hugh Stewart 
 
Set Decoration by
Andrej Andrejew  (as Andre Andrejew)
 
Production Management
Dora Wright .... production manager (as D. Wright)
 
Sound Department
Charles Tasto .... sound recordist
A.W. Watkins .... sound director
 
Special Effects by
Edward Cohen .... special effects cinematographer (as Eddie Cohen)
Ned Mann .... special effects director
 
Visual Effects by
W. Percy Day .... matte painter (uncredited)
Peter Ellenshaw .... assistant matte artist (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
D. Gallai-Hatchard .... camera operator (as Gallai Hatchard)
 
Editorial Department
William Hornbeck .... supervising editor (as W. Hornbeck)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... musical director
Roy Douglas .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Lionel Salter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | Canada:G (Ontario) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Goofs:
Continuity: When Frank uses the embossing machine, he seems to be producing gibberish: we see him selecting the first few letters as PMJG, and just after that he makes a double letter. But when we see the tape, it isn't gibberish and there's no double letter in it.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Storm in a Water Glass (1931)See more »
Soundtrack:
Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bow-WowSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Wonderful British comedy with a great cast, 3 September 2013
Author: Paularoc from United States

The provost (mayor?) of a small town in Scotland is an arrogant petty tyrant who is adamant that a poor woman's dog be put down because she can't afford the license fee. The woman, Mrs Heggaty, goes to the provost's house to beg for her dog's life. Even when Provost Gow's daughter offers to pay the fee and fines, he says no because it's a matter of principle and throws Mrs. Heggaty out of the house. A reporter who has newly arrived to the town ( and who also has fallen for the provost's daughter) observes this and later writes a scathing news article about this resulting in the town's people getting in an uproar. The article also gets national attention which puts a halt to the provost's higher political ambitions. The provost is livid and has the reporter arrested for slander. Memorable scenes include the provost, calmly and with great dignity walking a gauntlet of angry and derisive townspeople and the scene when seemingly hundreds of dogs run rampant through the provost's house. One of the funniest scenes occurs at the reporter's trial. An Irish maid, who is prone to using American slang, is testifying and at one point says to the prosecuting attorney "Sez you." The judge asks for an explanation of the term and the attorney give a lengthy, pedantic, and accurate definition of the term. The judge responds with an "Oh, yeah." Rex Harrison and Vivien Leigh were very good but it's Cecil Parker as the provost who gives the most notable performance (well, he did have the meatiest role). Sara Allgood also does a nice job as the distraught Mrs. Heggaty who so loves her dog, Patsy. This is a heart warming and delightful film.

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