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Thunder in the City (1937)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  22 April 1937 (USA)
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A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.

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Cast

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Dan Armstrong
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The Duke
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The Duchess
Luli Deste ...
Lady Patricia
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Manningdale
Arthur Wontner ...
Sir Peter
Annie Esmond ...
Lady Challoner
Cyril Raymond ...
James
Elizabeth Inglis ...
Dolly
James Carew ...
Snyderling
Everley Gregg ...
Millie
Donald Calthrop ...
Dr. Plumet
Nancy Burne ...
Edna
Billy Bray ...
Bill (as Charles 'Billy' Bray)
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Dan comes to England to learn more sedate business practices. While there he becomes involved in a scheme to exploit mangalite mines in Rhodesia. He and Manningdale become rivals for Patricia. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Højt spil  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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Armstrong and Graham fly out of Gatwick Aerodrome (the famous Beehive control tower is clearly visible) in a de Havilland DH86 Express. It is very unlikely that a service to Vienna operated from Gatwick at that time. See more »

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Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Sung by the stockholders at the end
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Enjoyable comedy in need of restoration
22 May 2006 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

I'd love to know how producer Alexander Esway landed Edward G. Robinson for this low budget British feature. Robinson plays a crafty American businessman who relocates to the old country in order to pick up a few pointers--in addition to teaching the locals a few tricks about wealth creation. Nigel Bruce is delightful (and typically fuddled) as the nobleman who sells his stake in some Rhodesian mines to Robinson, Ralph Richardson is nice and chilly as the villain of the piece, and sexy Luli Deste is adequate as the film's love interest. For a low budget effort, the film is very well made, and features a few impressive sequences, most notably a brief scene in the Escher-like Challoner Hall that seems to consist primarily of staircases leading nowhere. The old Madacy Video tape leaves a lot to be desired, however: their print is worn and washed out. Thunder In the City is no classic, but it deserves to get cleaned up for DVD.


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