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Thunder in the City (1937)

A visiting American engages in a bold business promotion, the likes of which the British have not seen.

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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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22 April 1937 (USA)  »

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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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James: Was he the fellow that stole the mummy from the British Museum?
Sir Peter: Hmm, yes
Dolly: What did he do with the mummy?
James: It was found next day wearing a top hat occupying the front bench of the House of Lords
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She Was Poor But She Was Honest
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Played on piano by Billy Bray and sung by Nancy Burne
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An amiable comedy with a great cast
6 August 2017 | by (Winnipeg, Canada) – See all my reviews

Edward G. Robinson is an American ad executive whose barnstorming style is judged to be too flamboyant, so he travels to England to learn restraint and dignity. While visiting with his aristocratic relatives, he falls for Luli Deste, the daughter of destitute Duke Nigel Bruce. Bruce owns a mine in Rhodesia that's rich is the miraculous mineral magnalite, so Robinson maneuvers to buy it out from under the nose of banker and romantic rival Ralph Richardson. Lacking the money to follow through with his promised purchase price, Robinson engages in a flamboyant campaign to push magnalite to the British public and recruit investors in his mine. An agreeable if pretty slight romantic comedy that sees Robinson escaping his tough guy persona, ably supported by a top notch British cast.


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